The Canine Chemists say:
Drontal Puppy Liquid Suspension contains Pyrantel and Febantel. Drontal suspension may be used from two weeks of age, every two weeks, until twelve weeks of age after this Drontal Plus can be used at a dosage of one tablet per 10 kilogram bodyweight, Drontal is highly effective against roundworm and tapeworm. You should treat the whelping bitch with correct dosing levels of Drontal at the same time as you worm the puppies
We would not recomend Drontal Suspension for pregnant bitches and would suggest that you use Panacur 10% liquid at the correct dosage level, please contact us if you require any advice on this or any other usage of Drontal or Panacur.
There is a connection between fleas and worming, fleas are often infected wih a larval stage of the flea tapeworm, if your dog swallows an infected flea a worm may develop in the gut, which is a good reason to worm with Drontal Plus, however tapeworm is not a great concern with puppies which is why Drontal Suspension in not effective against Tapeworm.
A dog infected with worms may show some symptoms like irritation of the bottom , which is a sign of tapeworm problems, dragging the bottom across the ground could be your dog's way of telling you their may be a problem. There are a few other signs such as: vomiting, a dull coat, a lack of vitality, perhaps they are off their food or a pot bellied appearance, which would be more common in puppies. If your dog is showing any behaviour you are not absolutely certain abou,t we would suggest you contact your vet as soon as possible. However these signs are not always common, and in the early stages of infection possibly non existent, in fact dogs infected with worms may be showing no signs at all. This is why we suggest worming with products such as Drontal Plus every three months.
Drontal XL tablets can be used on dogs 35kg and over, Drontal Plus may be used half a tablet over this weight for accurate dosing.
Dose 1ml per kg bodyweight
Drontal puppy liquid is very convenient in use as the dosage is just given as a single dose per puppy every two weeks from two weeks of age, until twelve weeks of age.
Drontal Puppy Oral Suspension is licensed in dogs up to 1 year of age, however it is recommended that older puppies and dogs are treated with Drontal Dog Tasty Bone tablets due to the broader spectrum of worm cover and more convenient dosing for larger dogs. Therefore Drontal Dog Tasty Bone tablets tend to be used from the time the puppy starts venturing outdoors.
Regarding the frequency of dosing, for most dogs once every 3 months is sufficient. It is often recommended to dose puppies every month until they are 6 months of age and then switch to dosing every 3 months.
PLEASE NOTE:- After opening - Drontal puppy liquid
should be discarded after 10 weeks.
Contains Pyrantel and Febantel
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