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Drontal Wormer for Dogs & Cats

Drontal Wormer for Dogs & Cats

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Intestinal worms, whether Roundworms or Tapeworms, can pose a potentially serious health threat to your dogs if left untreated, so regular worming (every 3 months) is a necessity. In order to survive and multiply within the internal environment of your dog, worms will feed on the blood and content of the gut, with some laying dormant for up to a year within the muscle tissue, depositing an unprecedented number of eggs every day. This can lead to unpleasant symptoms of sickness, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and excessive bottom cleaning, however, sometimes worms are not accompanied by any diagnostic symptoms. Not only are worms a troublesome affliction for your dog, but they can be potentially hazardous for you if transferred through touching and licking, or picked up on your shoes and brought into the home. Drontal is an effective, economical worming treatment for dogs and cats, acting to safeguard your pet against the intrusion of harmful worms in the body, comprising an active ingredient that interferes with the energy metabolism of worms, causing them to die and pass out of the body. Drontal de-wormers are available in palatable flavours to encourage willing consumption and in a suitable form for puppies.

Drontal Flavour Dog tablets are now bone shaped.

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Description

Product Dosage
Cat Tablets 1 tablet per 4kg bodyweight
Cat XL Tablets 1 tablet per 6kg bodyweight
Dog Tablets (Bone Shaped) 1 tablet per 10kg bodyweight
Dog XL Tablets 1 tablet per 35kg bodyweight
Puppy Suspension 1ml suspension per 1kg bodyweight

Even though the symptoms of worm infestation are not readily visible, most vets will advise you to de-worm your pet at least every 3 months. This will prevent a heavy worm burden building up, which could cause significant health problems for your dog or cat. Equally importantly, a regular Drontal dose will eradicate the one or two round worms (Toxocara species) often present in our pets but causing no apparent symptoms at all. These sub-clinical infections are important because these worms will be laying eggs which are passed out in the faeces and can remain dormant on the ground for long periods (or even on your pet's coat). If these microscopic eggs are accidentally ingested by children then they may start to develop inside the child's body. This development can result in microscopic worm larvae migrating into the brain, eye or other organs of the child with sometimes very serious consequences (visceral larva migrans). Regular worming with Drontal is therefore an important part of responsible pet ownership with regard to human health, besides being beneficial for your dog.Drontal dog wormer kills every type of intestinal worm that infects dogs in the UK. Drontal for dogs comes in flavoured tablets and are available in two sizes, with Drontal Plus for smaller dogs, which has a bone shaped tablet, and Drontal Plus XL for larger breeds. A single dose of Drontal is an effective treatment and dose not need to be repeated until more worms may have been picked up. The British Veterinary Association recommends treating adult dogs for worms every 3 months.

Drontal Cat comes in two sizes, with the standard tablet treating cats up to 4kg bodyweight, and Drontal Cat XL treating larger cats up to 6kg in weight. Drontal Cat is suitable for kittens over 6 weeks old.

Drontal Cat Tablets

Presentation

Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets are white to yellowish, scored, coated tablets that can be divided into equal halves. Each tablet contains 230 mg pyrantel embonate and 20 mg praziquantel with 1.8 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).

Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets are unscored coated white to yellowish, ellipsoid, biconvex tablets, each containing 345 mg pyrantel embonate and 30 mg praziquantel with 2.6 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).

Uses

For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of cats: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina, Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis (see ‘Further information’).

Dosage and administration

Dosage

The recommended dose rates are 57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablet per 4 kg body weight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablet per 6 kg body weight.

See dosage chart below for examples:

Weight of Cat

No of Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets

No of Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets

2 kg

½

-

4 kg

1

-

6 kg

or

1

8 kg

2

10 kg

1

plus

1

Administration and Duration of Treatment

For single oral administration. The tablets should be given directly to the animal, but if necessary can be disguised in food.

Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

Not to be used during pregnancy but may be used during lactation.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Not intended for use in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.

Until sufficient studies have been performed with this combination, do not use during pregnancy.

User Safety

In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to a cat, or by adding them to the cat’s food, should wash their hands afterwards.

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the reach of children

Environmental Safety

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not remove tablets from strip packing until required for use.

Any part-used tablets should be discarded.

Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 5 years.

Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 4 years.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Drontal® Cat Film-coated Tablets:

Cardboard cartons with polyethylene-coated aluminium foil blisters containing 2, 24 or 96 tablets in strips of 2 or 8 tablets.

Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets :

Cardboard cartons with polyethylene-coated aluminium foil blisters containing 2, 8, or 48 tablets in strips of 2 or 8 tablets.

Further information

An anthelmintic active against roundworms and tapeworms. ATC VetCode: QP52 AA51. Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Anthelmintics, Praziquantel combinations. The product contains two active ingredients, pyrantel embonate (pamoate) a tetrahydropyrimidine derivative and praziquantel a partially hydrogenated pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative

Pyrantel acts as a cholinergic agonist. Its mode of action is to stimulate nicotinic cholinergic receptors of the parasite, induce spastic paralysis and thereby allow expulsion from the gastro-intestinal (GI) system by peristalsis.

Praziquantel is very rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the parasite. Both in vivo and in vitro studies have shown that praziquantel causes severe damage to the parasite integument, resulting in contraction and paralysis. There is an almost instantaneous tetanic contraction of the parasite musculature and a rapid vacuolisation of the syncytial tegument. This rapid contraction has been explained by changes in divalent cation fluxes, especially calcium.

In this fixed combination product, the pyrantel is active against the following ascarids: Toxocara cati, and Toxascaris leonina; the praziquantel is effective against tapeworms, in particular Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis.

The product has been shown to be efficacious in the control of hookworms Ancylostoma tubaeforme and A. braziliense and the tapeworm Joyeuxiella pasqualei, none of which occur naturally in cats in the UK but may occasionally be found in imported animals. Praziquantel is effective against Echinococcus multilocularis. E. multilocularis does not occur in the UK but is becoming more common in some European countries. As a precautionary measure to prevent establishment of E. multilocularis in the UK, it is recommended that all dogs and cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.

Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm - Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infection is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.

Marketing authorisation number

Drontal® Cat Film-coated Tablets

Vm 00010/4094

Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets

Vm 00010/4135

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (2 Tablets)

04007221033264

Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (24 Tablets)

04007221033387

Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (96 Tablets)

04007221033363

Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (2 Tablets)

04007221033301

Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (8 Tablets)

04007221033325

Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (48 Tablets)

04007221033349

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets

Presentation

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets are a light brown to brown, round tablet, cross scored on one side for oral administration to dogs, containing 50 mg praziquantel, 144 mg pyrantel embonate and 150 mg febantel as active constituents and 116.5 mg Artificial beef flavour irradiated.

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablet is a pale brown to brown oval-shaped divisible tablet scored on both sides containing 175 mg praziquantel, 504 mg pyrantel embonate and 525 mg febantel as active constituents and 408.0 mg Artificial beef flavour irradiated.

Uses

For the control of the following gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of dogs and puppies.

Ascarids

Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (adult and late immature forms).

Hookworms

Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults).

Whipworms

Trichuris vulpis (adults).

Tapeworms

Echinococcus species, Taenia species, Dipylidium caninum (adults and immature forms).

Dosage and administration

For oral administration only.

The recommended dose rates are: 15 mg/kg body weight febantel, 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel and 5 mg/kg praziquantel.

1 Drontal Plus Flavour Tablet per 10 kg (22 lbs) body weight.

1 Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablet per 35 kg body weight.

Dosage Guide

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets

Puppies and Small Dogs:

3-5 kg body weight = ½ tablet

>5-10 kg body weight = 1 tablet

Medium Dogs:

>10-15 kg body weight = 1 ½ tablets

>15-20 kg body weight = 2 tablets

>20-25 kg body weight = 2 ½ tablets

>25-30 kg body weight = 3 tablets

Large Dogs:

>30-35 kg body weight = 3 ½ tablets

>35-40 kg body weight = 4 tablets

Dosage Guide

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets

17.5 kg body weight = ½ tablet

>17.5 - 35 kg body weight = 1 tablet

>35 - 52.5 kg body weight = 1 ½ tablets

>52.5 - 70 kg body weight = 2 tablets

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets should be used to achieve accurate dosing in dogs weighing less than 17.5 kg. The dose is equivalent to 1 tablet per 10 kg.

The tablets can be given directly to the dog or disguised in food. No starvation is needed before or after treatment.

For routine treatment a single dose is recommended.

Puppies should be treated at 2 weeks of age and every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter they should be treated at 3 month intervals. It is advisable to treat the bitch at the same time as the puppies. Not for use in dogs weighing less than 3 kg.

For the control of Toxocara, nursing bitches should be dosed 2 weeks after giving birth and every two weeks until weaning.

For routine control adult dogs should be treated every 3 months. For routine treatment a single dose is recommended. In the event of heavy roundworm infection a repeat dose should be given after 14 days.

Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

Consult a veterinary surgeon before treating pregnant animals for roundworms.

The product may be used during lactation.

Do not exceed recommended dose when treating pregnant bitches.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.

The product is well tolerated in dogs. In safety studies doses of 5 x or greater gave rise to occasional vomiting.

User safety

In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to the dog, or by adding them to the dog's food, should wash their hands afterwards.

Environmental safety

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C.

Any part-used tablets should be discarded.

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 5 years.

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets:

Carton containing polyethylene-coated aluminium foil blisters with 2, 8, 24, or 104 tablets.

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets:

Carton containing a PCTFE/PVC- aluminium foil strip of 2, 8 or 48 tablets.

Further information

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Anthelmintics, tetrahydropyrimidine. ATC VetCodes: QP52AF30, QP52AC55.

The product contains three active substances active against roundworms and tapeworms: 1. Febantel, a probenzimidazole, 2. Pyrantel embonate (pamoate) a tetrahydropyrimidine derivative, 3. Praziquantel, a partially hydrogenated pyrazinoisoquinoline derivative.

Praziquantel is a partially hydrogenated pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative used widely as an anthelmintic for both human and veterinary use.

In this fixed combination pyrantel and febantel act against all relevant nematodes (ascarids, hookworms, and whipworms) in dogs. In particular the activity spectrum covers Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum and Trichuris vulpis. This combination shows synergistic activity in the case of hookworms and febantel is effective against T.vulpis.

The spectrum of activity of praziquantel covers all important cestode species in dogs, in particular Taenia spp Dipylidium caninum, Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis. Praziquantel acts against all adult and immature forms of these parasites.

Pyrantel acts as a cholinergic agonist. Its mode of action is to stimulate nicotinic cholinergic receptors of the parasite, induce spastic paralysis of the nematodes and thereby allow removal from the gastrointestinal system by peristalsis.

Within the mammalian system febantel undergoes ring closure forming fenbendazole and oxfendazole. It is these chemical entities which exert the anthelmintic effect by inhibition of tubulin polymerization. Formation of microtubules is thereby prevented, resulting in disruption of structures vital to the normal functioning of the helminth. Glucose uptake in particular is affected, leading to a depletion in cell ATP. The parasite dies upon exhaustion of its energy reserves, which occurs 2-3 days later.

Praziquantel is very rapidly absorbed through the parasite’s surface and distributed throughout the parasite. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that praziquantel causes severe damage to the parasite integument, resulting in the contraction and paralysis of the parasites. There is an almost instantaneous tetanic contraction of the parasite musculature and a rapid vacuolization of the syncytial tegument. This rapid contraction has been explained by changes in divalent cation fluxes, especially calcium.

Since it contains praziquantel, the product is effective against Echinococcus multilocularis, which does not occur in the UK but is becoming more common in some European countries. As a precautionary measure to prevent establishment of E. multilocularis in the UK and Ireland, it is recommended that all dogs entering the country travelling either under the PETS scheme (UK only) or going into quarantine (UK & Ireland) be treated with praziquantel.

Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm - Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infection is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.

Marketing authorisation number

Drontal® Plus Flavour Tablets

Vm 00010/4158

Drontal® Plus XL Flavour Tablets

Vm 00010/4153

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets (2 Tablets)

04007221036111

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets (8 Tablets)

04007221036142

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets (24 Tablets)

04007221036166

Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets (104 Tablets)

04007221036180

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets (2 Tablets)

04007221031390

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets (8 Tablets)

04007221032205

Drontal Plus XL Flavour Tablets (48 Tablets)

04007221032298

Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies

Presentation

A pale red suspension for oral administration. Each ml of suspension contains 5.0 mg Pyrantel (as pyrantel embonate 14.4 mg) and 15 mg febantel. The product also contains 2.05 mg sodium benzoate (E211), 2.05 mg sodium propionate (E281) and 0.25 mg Ponceau 4R (E124).

Uses

For the treatment of roundworm infections in puppies and young dogs up to one year of age caused by:

Ascarids

Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina

Hookworm

Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala

Whipworm

Trichuris vulpis

Dosage and administration

The dose is 1 ml suspension/kg body weight (equivalent to 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 15 mg/kg febantel).

Administration is by the oral route. The product may be given directly to the animal or mixed with the feed. No special dietary measures are necessary.

Mix the product by inversion of the container before withdrawing the required dose.

Through intrauterine and transmammary infection, ascarid infestation may occur in dogs at a very early age. For some animals, especially in case of severe infections, elimination of ascarids may be incomplete, and a potential risk of infections to humans can not be excluded. Where epidemiologically appropriate, it is recommended that treatment should be started at 2 weeks of age and should be performed repeatedly at suitable intervals (for example every two weeks) until weaning. Otherwise treatment should be based upon confirmed infection, for example the results of faecal examinations.

Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

This product is contra-indicated for pregnant and lactating bitches.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use simultaneously with compounds containing piperazine.

Parasite resistance to any particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.

The safety of the product has not been assessed in puppies younger than 2 weeks and weighing less than 0.6 kg.

In very rare cases mild transient digestive tract signs (e.g., vomiting, diarrhoea) may occur.

The anthelmintic effects of both pyrantel (spastic paralysis) and piperazine (neuromuscular paralysis) may be antagonised when the two drugs are used together.

Doses of up to 5 times the therapeutic level of the product have been administered to puppies and young dogs without clinical signs of intolerance arising. At 10 times the recommended dose the first sign of intolerance – vomiting – was evident.

User safety

Wash hands after use.

Avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes.

In case of accidental spillage wash the affected area immediately with clean running water.

Environmental safety

Any unused product or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.

Pharmaceutical precautions

This unopened veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.

After opening, store the product at a temperature not exceeding 25 ºC.

Do not use after expiry date.

Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 5 years.

Shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging: 12 weeks.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

White high density polyethylene bottles of 50 ml and 100 ml with a white polyethylene screw closure and colourless low density polyethylene adapter insert.

Devices supplied: 5ml transparent polypropylene syringe with rubber plunger.

Further information

Fixed combination of two anthelmintics: a tetrahydropyrimidine derivative, pyrantel (as the embonate) and a pro-benzimidazole, febantel. ATCvet code QP52AF02.

In this fixed combination product, the pyrantel and febantel act synergistically against nematodes (ascarids, hookworms and whipworms) of dogs. In particular, the spectrum of activity covers Toxocara canis, Ancylostoma caninum and Trichuris vulpis. Published data are also available to confirm that Toxascaris leonina and Uncinaria stenocephala are also susceptible to this particular combination of actives.

Febantel, N-{2-[2,3-bis,(methoxycarbonyl)-guanidino]-5-(phenylthio) phenyl}-2-methoxyacetamide, is a pro-benzimidazole. Within the mammalian system febantel undergoes ring closure forming fenbendazole and oxfendazole. It is these chemical entities which exert the anthelmintic effect by inhibition of tubulin polymerization. Formation of microtubules is thereby prevented, resulting in disruption to structures vital to the normal functioning of the helminth. Glucose uptake, in particular, is affected, leading to depletion in cell ATP. The parasite dies upon exhaustion of its energy reserves, which occurs 2-3 days later. Pyrantel, (E)-1,4,5,6-Tetrahydro-1-methyl-2-[2-(2-thienyl) vinyl] pyrimidine pamoate belongs to the tetrahydropyrimidine type. Its mode of action is to stimulate nicotinic cholinergic receptors inducing spastic paralysis and thereby allowing removal from the gastro-intestinal (GI) system by peristalsis.

Literature reports indicate after oral application of the recommended dose of 1 ml/kg bodyweight (corresponding to 14.4mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 15 mg/kg febantel) maximum serum concentrations for febantel were found between 1 and 6 hours with a Cmax of 0.019 mg/l two hours after dosing. As febantel, as a pro-drug, is metabolised to fenbendazole which is further converted to oxfendazole, also these metabolites were measured. Cmax of febendazole was 0.130 mg/l after 3 hours and Cmax of oxfendazole was 0.157 mg/l at about 5 hours after application.

The Cmax of pyrantel (measured as pyrantel base) was 0.084 mg/l 2.5 hours after application.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 00010/4102

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies (50ml)

04007221025023

Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies (100ml)

04007721025016

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Dosage for 27 kilo german shepherd

14th Aug 2014
david rout

Dosage for 27 kilo German shepherd Thx drontal worm pills Thx

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

I would recommend 3 of the Drontal Plus tablets, given at the same time.

Pregnant cat

29th Apr 2014
Donna Swift

Is it safe to worm a pregnant cat? and what flea treatment would you recomend. Thank you

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

It is safe to worm a pregnant cat with Drontal, though it is usually advised not to give any medication during the first third of pregnancy if possible. Topical flea treatments such as Frontline Spot-on or Advantage are safe to us for fleas.

Dontral Wormer

25th Mar 2014
Val Freeman

Could you please tell me which of the dontral tablets (plus flavour bone or plus flavour XL) I will need for my mini schnauzer she is 6 months old and weight is 6.4kg
Many thanks

  • Product Management Team at VioVet

You should feed your Mini Schnauzer 1 x Drontal Plus Flavour Bone Tablet.

Dosage

25th Mar 2014
Margaret Barker
  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2014
  • From: Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

What is the Drontal combination dose for 42kg dog?

  • Product Management Team at VioVet

For a 42kg dog you should feed 1.5 Drontal Plus XL Tablets.

Lung worm

17th Mar 2014
sherry

We are now being encouraged to worm our dogs monthly because of lung worm. Does drontal cover this and what do you recommend?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

Drontal is not effective against the type of lungworm which is causing concern these days. Drontal is probably effective against a different type of lungworm which has been found in the UK for many years, but does not cause significant disease. There is a new species of lungworm which (perhaps because of global warming and more international travel of dogs) is becoming established in the UK. This new lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) can sometimes cause serious illness and death in dogs. So far, the only product regarded as being effective for the new lungwomr is Advocate, which is a prescription product. We can supply it to you only if you get a prescription from your vet. Drontal is not regarded as effective against the new lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum.

Can I worm my pregnant dog?

16th Dec 2013
Gill Turner

Can I safely worm my pregnant bitch, she is 4 weeks pregnant?

Danielle Fletcher
  • AMTRA Qualified Product Advisor at VioVet

It is generally a good idea to avoid any medication in the first third of any pregnancy (3 weeks for a bitch). After that, most wormers are safe. Panacur or Drontal should be fine to use, though do not overdose. It is still important to worm the puppies several times while they are growing up. (A worm dose kills adult worms in the gut. Puppies get worms from microscopic larvae that travel to the pups in the uterus and through the milk, having never been in the gut of the mother. They are usually not killed by worming the bitch, unless you worm repeatedly. It is possible to worm a bitch every day for the last third of her pregnancy using Panacur to prevent this. Not many people consider this necessary. Otherwise you can start worming puppies from 2 weeks of age and repeat every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age.)

Drontal Wormer

11th Dec 2013
Susan

Could you advise me on the right tablet and amount for my dog she is a springer spaniel 7 years old and weighs 15kg.

Thanks

  • Product Management Team at VioVet

The best tablet for your Springer Spaniel would be the Plus Flavour for Dogs. Each dose would consist of one and a half tablets.

Frequency of drontal use for cat

3rd Dec 2013
Katie

I use drontal every 3 months for my 4.2kg cat but noticed he had worms in mid september (saw 2 on his bottom) so rang a vet helpline who advised me to give him a tablet and then to worm him monthly (as he eats anything that moves outside). However when taking him for his annual jab at the vet they said that monthly worming was too much and to do it every 2 months. So he was wormed mid september, mid october and then end of November I again noticed he had worms, (saw 1 on his bottom so gave him a tablet) what do I do to get on top of this and although his appetite is fine and he seems well this must be bothering him. The vet said they sound like tapeworm.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

If you see the worms moving on or next to his bottom, then they will be tapeworms almost guaranteed. Ideally you should treat for just tapeworms on a more frequent basis, then do a multi-worm treatment like Drontal every 3 months. Tapeworms can be picked up from eating prey, so if he is a hunter he might reinfect himself very quickly. Worm doses have no long lasting protection, they just kill off what is there. Normally it takes longer to pick worms up again, but clearly not with your cat!

The drug used to kill tapeworms is called praziquantel. It is one of the ingredients of Drontal, but you can give just praziquantel by itself, which would make more sense for you. It is a very safe drug and can be given as often as you want, it will not cause trouble. It is the only ingredient of Droncit, so I would give a dose of Droncit, repeat in a month, then give a Drontal, then a month later give a Droncit. Continue like that with a worm dose every month, but using Droncit for 2 of them and Drontal for the third. (Droncit is available as a spot-on, so you do not need to give a tablet for those doses if it is easier for you.)

Delivery for Denmark

10th Oct 2013
Carsten Lundgaard

I would like to buy 10 of no. 110182 and 10 of no. 110183.
Is that possible, and what is the Price for delivery to Denmark.

Best regards.

Carsten Lundgaard

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

We can send these products to Denmark. There is a flat fee for post and packing of meds to Denmark of 10 GBP, regardless of the amount you order (up to 2kg in weight).

Dosage

25th Sep 2013
Shelley Judd

How many tablets of the XL do I need for the following: 1 at 80kg 1 at 50kg 1 at 54kg 1 at 60kg 2 at 26kg I at 20kg

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

If you just want to use the XL tablets, then:

80kg dog = 3 tablets, 2 tablets to 60kg dog and 54kg dog, 1.5 tablets to 50kg dog, one tablet to 26kg dogs and the 20kg dog. Total of 12 tablets needed. It would be slightly cheaper to use a combination of XL and Plus tablets, but the above would work fine.

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