Drontal For Dogs and Puppies
Drontal for dogs is a product that can be taken in order to treat and control gastrointestinal worms. If your dog currently has a problem with internal worms such as tapeworms , hookworms, whipworms, or other types of gastrointestinal worms, then you might want to consult with your veterinarian to see if Drontal is the right solution.
There are a number of benefits that are provided by Drontal for dogs. First of all it can help get rid worms that are typically found in the intestinal region. These types of parasites include many of the different types of worms mentioned earlier. Second, Drontal for dogs comes in a chewable tablet form which means that it is easy to administer to your dog. The beef flavored chewable tablets are an added bonus that your dog will truly enjoy. You won’t have to struggle with your dog in order to get him or her to take the medication. Finally, you can give the medication to your dog in a single dose which helps reduce the amount of stress that your dog experiences due to the experience of having to take medication. Plus, it’s easier for you because you only have to give the medication to your dog once.
Drontal Active Ingredients:
Praziquantel, Pyrantel pamoate, Febantel
How Drontal Works:
When give to your dog, Drontal can eliminate internal parasites that might exist within your dogs intestinal region. This is made possible by the ingredients that are found within the medication. The first ingredient, Praziquantel, destroys the parasites skin from the inside out so it eventually dissolves into nothing and is removed from the dog’s system. The second ingredient, Pyrantel pamoate helps eliminate hookworms by causing it to contract and then paralyzing it. When the hookworm contracts, it is released from the intestinal walls. The paralysis that occurs after the initial contraction prevents it from clamping back onto the intestinal walls. The hookworm is then removed entirely from the dog’s system. Finally the third ingredient, Febantel, is the one that eliminates and protects against nematode parasites. Whipworms are one example of a nematode parasite that is commonly found in dogs.
Drontal Side Effects:
Side effects, while they are rare, can occur in dogs that are taking the Drontal medication. Some of the side effects of drontal for dogs that could potentially be experienced include a loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Giving too much of the medication could increase the likelihood of experiencing these side effects and can also result in overdose. If you notice a particular side effect of the medication that seems to bother your dog, be sure to talk to your veterinarian to see if you should continue giving your dog the medication.
How To Apply
Apply Drontal for dogs to your pet is as easy as following the instructions on the back of the package. Upon reading the directions you will notice that the dosage amounts are based on your dog’s weight. Your dog will require anywhere from 1/2 to 2 1/2 tablets depending on how much he or she weighs.
Small dogs that weigh between 2 and 25 pounds are to be given anywhere from 1/2 to 2 1/2 of the small dog tablets.
Medium dogs weighing anywhere from 26 to 60 pounds should be given 1 to 2 of the medium size dog tablets.
Finally, large dogs that weigh 60 pounds or more should be given 1 to 2 of the large dog tablets.
The tablets can be given with or without food, and you don’t have to force your dog to fast before administering the medication. This is not a requirement and it certainly is not recommended.
Drontal for dogs is to be administered as a single dose according to the instructions that are given on the prescription from the veterinarian.