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Intestinal Worms


Dog - Black


Chew and Tablet

Dosing Frequency

Administered every 3 or 6 months depending on other products given.

Age of Use

Safe for use in puppies
from 2 weeks of age.

Water Fast?

As an oral medication Drontal is not affected by washing, shampooing or contact with rain.

Sizes Available

Chewable Tablet

0 -10kg
10 - 35kg


0 - 10kg
10 - 35kg

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What is Drontal?

Drontal is indicated for the control of all gastrointestinal worms in dogs including roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworm (Ancylstoma caninum, Ancylstoma braziliense, Ancyclostoma ceylanicum and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) and tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Diplylidium caninum, Taenia spp., Taenia ovis, Taenia pisiformis and Taenia hydatigena). In addition it controls the shedding of oocytes of the protozoal parasite, Giardia sp. 

What are the active ingredients in Drontal and how do they work?

Drontal contains praziquantel, pyrantel and febantel. All three active ingredients act by disrupting the nervous system of the worms resulting in their paralysis and death.

How often is Drontal administered?

Drontal is administered orally. The frequency of admistration is dependent on the age of the puppy and what other parasite prevention products the puppy or dog is receiving. This is due to the fact that many products may already control several of the gastrointestinal worms that dogs can be affected by.

As a general rule puppies should be wormed at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age and then every month until they are 6 months of age. After this they are wormed every 3 months or as advised by a veterinarian.

In areas where hydatid tapeworm is a problem dogs should be wormed every 6 weeks. Local veterinary advice should be sought on this matter.

For the treatment of Giardia sp. Drontal needs to be given for 3 consecutive days and repeated as per veterinary advice.

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From what age can Drontal be given?

Drontal is safe to use in puppies from 2 weeks of age.

How quickly does Drontal work?

Drontal starts working as soon as it is ingested. Worms, if present, may or may not appear in the droppings for up to 48 hours after treatment.

Is Drontal water fast?

As an oral medication that acts internally Drontal is not affected by washing, shampooing, swimming or contact with water.

Can I use Drontal all year-round?

Drontal should be administered all year-round to prevent gastrointestinal worms in dogs. 

Can Drontal be used on pregnant or lactating bitches? 

Drontal is safe to use in all dogs including old dogs, young pups, working dogs and greyhounds as well as pregnant and lactating bitches. Drontal should be given to bitches prior to mating, to pregnant bitches sometime in the last 10 days before whelping and again 2 and 4 weeks after whelping.

Can Drontal be used with other medications?  

Drontal may and is recommended to be used in conjunction with other treatments such as flea, tick and heartworm prevention. 

Additional Information

Worms often reinfect dogs so it is necessary to treat the dog itself, reduce the environmental contamination by daily disposal of droppings and remove tapeworm intermediate hosts such as fleas. 

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