About Drontal Worming Treatments
Drontal is a repeat worming treatment for both dogs and cats that is a branch of the Vetoquinol Group, one of the top ten veterinary pharmaceutical businesses in the world. Ever since they were founded in 1933, Vetoquinol has been working for the protection and well-being of animals by developing and manufacturing innovative veterinary drugs including their range of Drontal repeat worming products for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens.
What our customers think of Drontal
Very good product it was very effective.
Helps my dogs digestive system and she loves it.
Good price quick delivery and great product like some other wormers these do not make my dogs sick.
Easy to measure and easy to administer. The pup drank it with no problem at all and was licking his lips afterwards!
How Do Drontal Worming Treatments Work?
Drontal is formulated to kill intestinal worms, such as roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms, which your pet can pick up without realising. These worms can cause a number of health issues in your pet, and some can even pass diseases to humans. This is why it is essential to treat your pet routinely with a worming treatment like Drontal.
Drontal worming treatments work due to the active ingredients, praziquantel, pyrantel and febantel. These ingredients disrupt the nervous system of parasitic worms, which kills them without harming your pet. This is because mammals have a different nervous system compared to these parasites, and so Drontal worming treatments are perfectly safe to use for your cat and dog.
How Do You Use Drontal Worming Treatments?
The dosage of Drontal your pet needs will depend on their species (cat or dog), and their weight. It may also depend on whether you choose to use a Drontal worming tablet or a Drontal topical spot-on wormer. Application of either kind of Drontal worming treatment is fairly simple. Here’s a breakdown of how to give Drontal products to your pets:
How Many Drontal Tablets Does My Dog Need?
Drontal wormer comes in two separate tablet options for dogs, the Drontal Dog Tasty Bone Wormer Tablet for dogs between 2-20kg and the Drontal Tasty Bone XL Wormer Tablet for dogs weighing 20kg and over.
The amount of Drontal worming tablets your dog needs will depend on your dog's individual weight. The general rule is half a tablet of Drontal per 5kg of body weight up to 20kg. Dogs over 20kg should take the XL Wormer tablets instead, with one tablet suggested between 20-25kg, one and a half between 35-52.5kg, and two for any dog with a body weight over 52.5kg.
If you are unsure what dosage would be appropriate for your dog, you can find a full dosage breakdown in the leaflet provided, or speak with your vet before treating your dog.
How Many Drontal Worming Tablets Does My Cat Need?
Drontal offers two separate tablet options for cats as well, the Drontal Cat Wormer Tablet for cats between 2-4kg or the Drontal Cat XL Wormer Tablets for cats 4kg and over.
The amount of Drontal worming tablets your cat needs will depend on your cat's individual weight. For cats under 2kg, half a tablet is the dosage. Cats between 2-4kg should take one tablet. If your cat’s bodyweight is between 4-6kg, one XL tablet should be taken.
Drontal also offers a fuss-free spot-on worming solution for small, medium, and large cats.
Applying Drontal Puppy Liquid Wormer
Drontal Puppy Liquid Wormer comes in a bottle with a syringe for application. This product is designed for oral application and can either be given directly or mixed into food. For puppies two weeks and older weighing over 0.6kg, 1ml per kg should be given once every two weeks until weaning. After this, moving your dog onto a regular treatment plan is recommended.
Applying Drontal Spot-On Worming Solution To Cats
Drontal Spot-On Worming solution comes in a pipette, and the full contents of one should be used per application. To apply, part the fur on the cat’s neck at the base of the skull. Once skin is visible, check that it is unbroken before placing the pipette tip to the skin. Then, squeeze firmly to empty the contents directly onto the skin. Application at this location minimises the cat’s ability to lick the product. After application, ensure that your cat is kept away from any other animals to prevent grooming in the medicated area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should I Give My Pet Drontal?
How often you treat your cat or dog for worms depends on their lifestyle and how often they spend outside. As a general rule:
- Cats and dogs should be wormed as often as once per month.
- Puppies should be wormed every 2 weeks until 2 weeks after weaning and then monthly until they’re 6 months old.
- Kittens should be wormed at 3 weeks old, then every 2 weeks until weaning and then monthly until they’re 6 months old
How Long Does Drontal Take To Work?
Drontal worming treatments start to take effect 30 minutes after application or ingestion, depending on which kind has been used, but it can take up to 3 days for some worms to be killed. Once the course is administered, make sure to pay attention to your pet’s faeces for 1-3 days after the dose.
Should I Give Drontal With Food?
Drontal can be administered to your pet with or without food. The Drontal Tasty Bone tablets are flavoured and studies have shown that they are palatable and are taken voluntarily by the majority of (approximately, 9 of every 10) dogs tested. If administering the Drontal tablet with food, observe your pet to ensure they have taken the full required dose.
Is Drontal Safe For Puppies and Kittens?
Drontal products are safe to use in puppies with a bodyweight over 0.6kg and kittens over 8 weeks old with a bodyweight of over 0.5kg.
- For puppies, it is recommended to use Drontal Puppy Liquid Wormer for treatment and control of roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms in puppies and young dogs up to one year of age.
- For kittens over 8 weeks old, it is recommended to use Dronspot Small Cat Spot-On Worming Solution. The tablet is also suitable for kittens from 6 weeks.
Always speak with your vet if you are unsure what Drontal product is suitable for your pet, or for advice on worming puppies and kittens outside of these parameters.