Drontal For Dogs With Parasite Infections
The information below relates to the use of Drontal in dogs, including dosage guidelines, side effects and more.
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Parasites are bothersome in both pets and humans, but unfortunately for our furry friends, they are much more prone to these infections due to their tendency to nibble around in the great outdoors. Luckily there are many options available for combating parasite infections. Drontal Plus is a dewormer specially made for canine use and commonly recommended by vets effective for killing unwanted invaders such as tapeworms. Remember, you should always seek the advice of a trained veterinarian before giving Drontal to dogs.
Drontal dosage for dogs
There is a variety of different Drontal products available, the standard being “Drontal Plus”. Drontal Plus tablets contains 50 mg of praziquantel, 150 mg of febantel and 144 mg of pyrantel embonate. The guildeine dosage of Drontal Plus for dogs is one tablet for every 10 kg (22 lbs) your dog weighs. If your pet weighs 35 kg (77 lbs) or more you should buy Drontal Plus XL, which is made for larger size dogs.
For Drontal Plus XL, you should administer one tablet for every 35 kg your dog weighs, which is equivalent to one tablet per 77 lbs.
Because the medication comes in flavors appealing to dogs, getting your dog to take the drug should be no problem at all.
Is Drontal safe for dogs
Many Drontal products have been created specifically for dogs and as such are very safe for use with the approval and guidance of a trained vet. There are a few inherent problems which may arise when treating parasite infections, however, and because of this you should pay special attention to the safety information below.
- Be cautious and practice care to avoid becoming infected yourself
- Take necessary steps to ensure your dog does not become re-infected
- Read information on the packaging carefully
- Make sure your dog takes the full course of medicine
- Avoid use on pregnant dogs
You should seek veterinary guidance when treating your dog for parasites due to the risk of re-infection in your dog or you yourself contracting the parasites. It’s possible that your dog may pass eggs in his/her feces. All areas where the dog was kept during treatment should be cleaned with bleach of concentration 3.75% or higher to ensure removal of the threat and a minimal chance of re-infection. The vet will be able to give you very detailed advice and guidelines on what to do during and after treatment of a parasite infection.
Uses of Drontal for dogs
Drontal is a medication which is used in the treatment of:
- Parasite infections
Side effects when using Drontal for deworming
Whilst uncommon, your dog may experience a bad reaction to the dead parasites. If your dog appears to become ill or take a bad turn seek immediate veterinary attention. Take care when using drugs such as febantel for dogs and monitor your pet’s health closely.