Worms are one of the problems that dog owners often face. Helminths adversely affect the health of the pet, and, in addition, are dangerous for the whole family. And in this case can help such a tool as Drontal Plus for dogs.
- Состав средства 1. The composition of the funds
- Как действует 2. How it works
- В каких случаях назначается 3. In what cases is appointed
- Дозировка и способы применения 4. Dosage and administration
- Противопоказания и побочные эффекты 5. Contraindications and side effects
- Как хранить лекарство 6. How to store medicine
- Отзывы о Дронтал плюс 7. Reviews of Drontal Plus
The composition of the tool
This medicine is characterized by a wide range of effects, due to its constituent active ingredients:
- praziquantel (50 mg);
- pyrantel embonate (144 mg);
- febantel (150 mg).
Drontal Plus is available in tablet form, in each package includes 6 pieces.
The active ingredients of the drug fight parasitic worms at all stages of their development. This greatly facilitates the process of treating a pet.
When the main substances of the drug enter the dog's body, they act directly on the parasites, disrupting the transport of glucose and micro-functions, and inhibit various processes. The neuromuscular innervation is disturbed, the helminth paralyzes, and it dies.
Drontal plus is characterized by low toxicity, does not affect the development of embryos, does not have a sensitizing effect.
In what cases is assigned
The drug is prescribed for both therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. The list of helminthic invasions for which this agent is recommended is the following diseases:
- nematodoses (infection with toxocara, leonin toxocara, Uncinariosis canum, hookworm, whipworm);
- cestodose (infection with pork chain, echinococcus larvae, cucumber chain, parasite, called tapeworm wide, biohelminths).
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Dosage and administration
The dose is calculated individually, based on the weight category of the pet: 10 kg - 1 tablet. It is desirable to carry out reception in the morning, giving a preparation with a small amount of food. For puppies and small dogs that weigh from 500 grams to 2 kilograms, the dosage is 1/4 tablet, from 2 to 5 kg - half, from 6 to 10 kg - it is recommended to give a pill. Next is the following doses (weight is indicated in kilograms):
- 11-20 - 2 pieces;
- 21-30 - 3 pieces;
- 31-40 - 4 pieces;
- 41-50 - 5 pcs.
If the dog refuses to eat the food "with filling", then the drug can be forced to enter, placing the tablets on the root of the tongue, and hold the pet's mouth until it swallows. Also, the drug can be crushed, diluted in liquid and give the dog the resulting suspension. 1 tablet is taken per 10 ml of water; it can be injected with a syringe without a needle.
Preliminary preparations (fasting, dieting and other things) are not required before deworming. For the prevention of helminthic invasions, Drontal Plus is given to dogs once every 3 months, and this should be done before viscous and vaccination.
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Contraindications and side effects
In case of hypersensitivity of the pet to the active and auxiliary components contained in the preparation, an allergic reaction is possible. If to use means according to the instruction and to observe a dosage, then side effects are not shown.
It is impossible to give a remedy if the dog has an individual intolerance to certain substances of the drug. Also, Drontal plus a helminth should be discarded if the dog is in position - on the term of 1 or 2 thirds.
How to store medicine
The shelf life of the product is quite long - up to 5 years. Keep your pills away from sunlight, children and animals. Air temperature should not be higher than 20 ° С and not lower than 5 ° С.
Reviews of Drontal Plus
Anna Chumakova: I get Drontal Plus for my dog regularly, but not 4 times a year, but 2. Although the drug has a meaty smell, our pet still refuses to take it on its own, it is necessary to refine it, pushing pills, and feeding it, mixing it with sweets. But we have no worms, analyzes confirm this.
Viktor Gavryushenko: Familiar, more experienced in keeping dogs, recommended Drontal Plus for worms. We give constantly, and it pleases that there are no side effects.
Ekaterina Molchunova: I consider Drontal to be an effective remedy, as it used to be used only when our dogs got worms. The parasites disappeared. Now I am doing better - I give it as a preventive measure, and trouble does not happen anymore.