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Drontal Worming Tablet for Cats

Drontal Worming Tablet for Cats

 

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Drontal Worming Tablet for Cats kills every type of intestinal worm your cat is likely to get, in a single dose. 

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Drontal Worming Tablet for Cats treats gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms.

If you don't control a flea problem at the same time as worming, your cat is almost certain to be re-infected. There are about 8 different types of intestinal worm that can infect cats in the UK, and it is not always easy to spot the symptoms. Drontal Worming Tablets kill every type of intestinal worm your cat is ever likely to get, and both will do so with a single dose, and without having to starve your cat first. 

Key Benefits:

  • Roundworm and tapeworm treatment
  • Kills every type of intestinal worm
  • Only require single dose

Administration:

Can be given with or without food. No need for starvation before or after treatment 

To avoid worms reaching maturity and affecting your pet's health, and to reduce public health risks, you should worm your pet regularly. Worming at least every three months with Drontal will reduce this risk, but ask your vet who will be able to evaluate your pet's health and your family's requirements and advise you on a specific worming routine for your pet.

New Drontal Cat Ellipsoid: Preferred by cat Owners

New research with 218 cat owners has shown.

  •  69% of non-Drontal Cat users said they would switch to ellipsoid from their current worming Product
  •  88% preferred the new ellipsoid shape to round tablets. 
  •  79% of those already using Drontal Cat said they preferred to switch to new ellipsoid 
  •  Drontal had the highest brand awareness of all cat worming Products (37%)

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Drontal should not be used in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.

The recommended dose rates are 57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg/kg praziquantel.
This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Tablets per 4 kg bodyweight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablets per 6 kg bodyweight.

See dosage chart below for examples:

Weight of Cat 

No of Drontal Cat Tablets 

 

No of Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets 

2 kg 

½ 

 

4 kg 

 

4.1-6 kg

 or

6 kg 

1½ 

or 

8 kg 

  

10 kg 

plus 


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 pet, 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

Drontal is the recommended treatment for worming selected by our own vet.

Drontal kills more varieties of Roundworm and Tapeworm than any other wormer. Contains Praziquantel, Pyrantel and Febantel. Drontal works with a single dose and kills all the common intestinal worms found in pets in the UK. For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of pets.

The Drontal Quick Reference Guide can help you answer these common questions:

 

  • How do pets get worms?
  • How often should pets be treated for worms?
  • Why should I make regular worming part of my pet care routine?


There are about 8 different types of intestinal worm that can infect cats in the UK.

It is not always easy to spot the symptoms, and as your vet will tell you, that is why it's best to use Drontal at least every three months to prevent any serious worm infection.

Drontal is the only wormer to kill every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK cats – which is why vets prescribe it more often than all other wormers put together!

Drontal XL cat is Suitable for large cats as they are specially formulated for cats of 4-6kg, so that most big cats can be treated with a single tablet.

Drontal cat is suitable for average sized cats. One tablet required per 4kg of body weight every 3 months..

Both will tackle every type of intestinal worm your cat is ever likely to get, and both will do so with a single dose, and without having to starve your cat first.

Pet-Supermarket provide you with the same medications you buy from your vet without a need for a prescription saving you time and money.

Drontal should not be used in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.

To avoid worms reaching maturity and affecting your pet's health, and to reduce public health risks, you should worm your pet regularly with Drontal. Worming at least every three months will reduce this risk, but ask your vet who will be able to evaluate your pet's health and your family's requirements and advise you on a specific worming routine for your pet.

Don’t forget the flea control! Fleas are often infected with the larvae of the Flea Tapeworm, which can be transferred to your cat by swallowing the flea while grooming. So in order to control worms, you also need to control fleas. A spot-on treatment is the easiest way to protect your cat - but you may also need one that kills flea larvae in your pet's surroundings, to effectively break the flea lifecycle.

If you don’t control a flea problem at the same time as worming, your cat is almost certain to be re-infected.

Drontal works with a single dose and kills all the common intestinal worms found in pets in the UK. For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of pets.

 

Dosage Information

The recommended dose rates are 57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg/kg praziquantel.
This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Tablets per 4 kg bodyweight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablets per 6 kg bodyweight.

See dosage chart below for examples:

Weight of Cat 

No of Drontal Cat Tablets 

  

No of Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets 

2 kg 

½ 

  

- 

4 kg 

1 

  

- 

4.1-6 kg

 or

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.

How often should I use Drontal?
It is advised that an adult dog or cat should be treated for worms four times a year.

There may be specific instances however where a regime of more frequent worming treatment is desirable. These would include the worming of puppies and kittens, hunting cats which eat mice, and dogs and cats which experience repeated flea problems

Uses
Controls every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK cats.
For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of pets
Ascarids: Toxocara cati & Toxascaris leonina
Tapeworm: Dipylidium caninum & Taenia taeniaeformis

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 pet, 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:
Empty containers or part used product should be disposed of with household refuse.
Unused product should be disposed of in accordance with any guidance from an appropriate waste regulation authority.

Further information
Drontal® Cat Tablets and Drontal® Cat XL Tablets are an anthelmintic active against roundworms and tapeworms. The product contains two active ingredients, pyrantel embonate (pamoate) and praziquantel. Praziquantel is used widely as an anthelmintic for both human and veterinary use.

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 effective 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 cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.

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

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