Drontal Dewormer For Cats
What is Drontal for Cats?These are tablets that are available by prescription. They are used to remove tapeworms, hookworms and large roundworms in cats and kittens.
What are the benefits of Drontal for Cats?
- Broad-spectrum action that works to remove multiple species of intestinal worms.
- Scored tablets allow for accurate dosing in cats and kittens of all sizes.
- Can be given directly by mouth or in your pets food.
Formulated for:Cats and kittens over one month of age or weighing more than 1.5 pounds.
How is this medication given?Give Drontal orally directly by mouth or crumbled and mixed with a small amount of food. Use only as directed by your veterinarian. If you give tablet(s) with food, monitor your cat closely to make sure he/she eats all of the food. Always call your veterinarian if you have difficulty giving this medication correctly.
How does this medication work?Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate are the active ingredients in Drontal. The active ingredients in this medication cause spasms, paralysis and eventual death of susceptible parasites. The parasite is either destroyed entirely or passed through your pets feces.
What results can I expect? Tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms in the intestinal tract of cats and kittens should be eliminated but it may take several days of treatment to see optimal results. Drontal will kill the adult worms that are present but this medication will not prevent reinfection.
What form(s) does Drontal for Cats come in? These are scored tablets. Drontal is also available as an injection.
Generic Name:Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name:Drontal for Cats
Dose and Administration:Tablet(s) are given by mouth exactly according to your veterinarians prescribed instructions. Tablets can be given orally or crumbled and mixed with a small amount of food. Consult with your veterinarian if you have questions regarding the proper use of Drontal for Cats. This medication should only be given to the cat/kitten it has been prescribed for.
Uses: This is a deworming medication that is highly effective in removing tapeworms, hookworms, and large roundworms in cats and kittens.
Possible Side Effects: Frontal for Cats is usually tolerated well. Salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, or losses of appetite have been reported. Other side effects are also possible. If your pet appears ill in any way after Drontal is given, call your veterinarian immediately.
Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about other medications and supplements your pet is taking to make sure Drontal can be given to your cat/kitten safely.
Precautions:Animals who are allergic to the active ingredients in Drontal should not take it. This medication is not recommended if your kitten is less than one month of age or if he/she weighs less than 1.5 pounds.
Certain in intestinal parasites can be spread from animals to humans (zoonotic) so it is important to consult with your veterinarian and/or physician about measures you can take in order to prevent human infection and reinfection of your pet.
Storage:Drontal should be kept at room temperature out of reach from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Drontal for Cats.