Using Drontal On Cats With Parasite Infections

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This article details the use of Drontal in cats, including dosage, side effect and safety information.

Parasite infections are common in household pets and can be a real health concern. Clearing up such an infection is troublesome but luckily there are a lot of drugs around with the ability to treat any unfortunate animal suffering with unwanted invaders, one of the most well known being Drontal. Drontal produce deworming products for both cats and dogs, capable of completely curing most typical parasite ailments.

Drontal dosage for cats

There are two Drontal deworming products for cats manufactured for different size felines. The standard package, Drontal Cat, should be used on cats weighing anything up to 8.8 lbs (4 kg). For cats who weigh more than this, you should use Drontal Cat XL. Tablets in the standard size pack are scored down the middle to allow easy splitting. The dosages are as follows:

  • Drontal Cat – One tablet per 8.8 lbs
  • Drontal Cat XL – One tablet per 13.2 lbs

Drontal Cat contains 20 mg of praziquantel and 230 mg of pyrantel embonate whilst the XL version contains 30 mg of praziquantel and 345 mg of pyrantel embonate.

Consult with a vet before use and do not exceed the dosage.

Is Drontal safe for cats

Drontal manufactures its “Cat” line of deworming products specifically for cats, and as such it is a safe product for use in felines who need the drug. You should consult with your vet for a diagnosis and professional medical opinion to ensure the safe removal of the parasites.

Safety precautions:

  • Take necessary steps to ensure that you do not become infected with the parasites
  • Take precautions to make sure that your pet does not become re-infected with the parasites
  • Read all information on the packaging before using Drontal
  • Be sure that your cat completes the full course of medication
  • Avoid using Drontal on pregnant cats

Speak to your vet before using the drug for a professional diagnosis of worms/parasites and guidance on how to avoid re-infection or becoming infected yourself. Because parasite eggs may be passed during extretion, you should clean all areas where the cat was kept during the course of treatment with bleach of concentration 3.75% or more. Follow your vet’s instructions carefully. If any serious side effects become apparent seek emergency care.

Uses of Drontal for cats

Drontal is often used on cats for treating:

  • Parasite infections

Side effects

Side effects to the drug itself are rare, but bad reactions to the dead parasites are much more common. Because of this, you should monitor your pet closely throughout treatment and be ready to seek veterinary attention if your cat falls ill or begins displaying signs of negative sides.

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