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Drontal the best wormer for your dog or cat

By John Kumar Subscribe to RSS | December 17th 2011 | Views:

To have pets in the house gives great joy and pleasure. The exceptional love that pets shower on you can keep you away from depression or loneliness, the bane of the modern world! And although, pets like dogs or cats can sense your moods and understand your wishes many times even without you saying a word, sometimes you may not notice that the pet is a little off colour and needs some attention. That they cannot speak up adds to this lack of understanding.

Therefore it is good to understand the symptoms and treatment of some of the common ailments suffered by pets. Worms is one such ailment and the cure is simple; A well known wormer called Drontal or Drontal plus available as tablets or suspension.

Worming in pets: De-worming or worming as it is commonly called is necessary to keep pets healthy. Worms such as roundworms, tapeworms and intestinal worms are common in all pets and farm animals. Periodic worming thus becomes necessary for the well-being of the pet. Drontal or Drontal plus is one of the safest worming medicines that can be given to pets such as dogs or cats. Just like any prescription medicine Drontal or Drontal plus has to be prescribed by the Vet so that it be bought across the counter or even online.

Since it is difficult to read the symptoms of worm infection in dogs and cats, it is advisable to treat them with Drontal every three months since there is no preventive medicine available. Drontal clears all types of worms that are found in the intestinal track of dogs and cats. When the infection is severe, you might notice that the pets are not so active, their coat is dull, they lose appetite and there could be vomiting or diarrhea. Puppies and kittens can have a pot-bellied appearance.

Contraindications in the use of Drontal:

• Drontal or Drontal plus has to be prescribed by a qualified veterinary doctor.

• Different Drontal tablets are available for different animals.

e.g. There is Drontal plus for Dogs; Drontal Plus for cats etc.

• Dose of Drontal tablets is defined taking into account the body weight of the animal.

• Drontal Plus Tablet is not supposed to be administered to the young ones of pets like kittens or puppies below the age of 6 weeks

• Drontal Plus should never be given to a pregnant animal.

There are special Drontal liquid suspension that can be given to puppies. This protects puppies from and also cures them of infections from roundworms (ascarids), toxocaris canis, hookworm and whipworm. Puppies below the age of 2 weeks should not be given Drontal at all.

Drontal is not recommended for bird pets, livestock, horses or other farm animals.

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