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Why worm your dog?

  • Dogs can pick up worms without you even realising it, as they often show few (if any) noticeable signs of infection.

  • Intestinal worms that commonly affect dogs in the UK are roundworms and tapeworms.

  • Left untreated, they can pose a health risk to your dog and family, so it's vital to ensure your dog is on a regular treatment plan.

Drontal wormer for dogs

Worming made easy.

  • Worm Kills all common intestinal worms (roundworms and tapeworms) found in UK dogs
  • Clock Fast and effective, vet strength formula
  • Bone Tasty bone, meat-flavoured tablets - a treat to give with or without food

Drontal
Tasty Bone Tablets

Drontal Dog Tasty Bone and Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL given with or without food will work fast to fight all types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK dogs. They combine three active ingredients which target and kill worms, giving you peace of mind that you are helping keep these unwanted visitors away from your dog and family.

Drontal for dogs

Everything you need to know about the product.

Drontal Dog Tasty Bone Tablets.

Product Weight Drontal Dog Tasty Bone Tablets
Drontal Tasty Bone Tablets 2-5 kg 0.5
> 5-10 kg 1
> 10-15 kg 1.5
> 15-20 kg 2

For dogs greater than 20kg it may be more convenient to use Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL

Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL Tablets.

Product Weight Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL Tablets
Drontal Tasty Bone XL Tablets 20-35 kg 1
> 35-52.5 kg 1.5
> 52.5-70 kg 2

Drontal Dog Tasty Bone 150/144/50 mg tablets:
Each tablet contains 150 mg febantel, 50 mg pyrantel (equivalent to 144 mg pyrantel embonate) and 50 mg praziquantel.
Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL 525/504/175 mg tablets:
Each tablet contains 525mg febantel, 175mg pyrantel (equivalent to 504mg pyrantel embonate) and 175mg praziquantel.
Datasheet:
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Drontal Dog Tasty Bone and Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL tablets target all common types of intestinal worms found in UK dogs. They combine the three active ingredients praziquantel, pyrantel embonate and febantel, which target and kill the worms, which are then passed out of your dog in their faeces.

Drontal tablets kill every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK dogs, including:

  • Roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina)
  • Tapeworms (Echinococcus spp., Taenia spp. and Dipylidium caninum)
  • Hookworm (Uncinaria stenocephala and Ancylostoma caninum)
  • Whipworm (Trichuris vulpis)

As with all medicines, side effects are possible but very uncommon. If you notice any adverse signs such as vomiting, diarrhoea or other signs that concern you after using Drontal, please speak to your vet as soon as possible.

Drontal Dog Tasty Bone worming tablets treat all types of intestinal worms commonly found in the UK, including roundworms and tapeworms, however Drontal does not treat lungworm in dogs. Please discuss with your vet if you are concerned about your dog being at risk from lungworms. They will be able to advise on the appropriate treatment which is only available from vet practices.

Dogs can be exposed to intestinal worms whilst exploring off their lead during a walk or even in the back garden. Other risk factors can include scavenging and eating a raw diet. Recent research has shown that the majority of dogs in the UK should be wormed monthly, however there may be situations where less frequent treatment is required. Please speak to your vet or retailer about the most appropriate worming frequency for your dog.

Whichever you find easier. You can give your dog Drontal Tasty Bone directly, or in their food. Drontal Tasty tablets for dogs are often taken voluntarily as they are meat flavoured.

Drontal has a product to suit most dogs size.

Drontal Tasty Bone tablets are designed for dogs weighing from 2kg up to 20 kg. Drontal Tasty Bone XL tablets are more convenient for larger dogs, weighing from 20kg to 70kg.

For puppies too small for tablets and that are at least two weeks old and 0.6kg in bodyweight, try using Drontal Puppy Oral Suspension, which comes in an easy to use liquid.

Yes. Dog and cat roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati), hookworms and tapeworms can all cause disease in people and it is one of the reasons why regularly worming our pets is so important.

People who are particularly at risk include pregnant women, babies, toddlers and immunocompromised individuals such as the elderly, diabetics and people with HIV-infection.

Infection may occur if a person swallows the microscopic roundworm eggs, for example having picked them up on their hands from contaminated soil. The real damage is done by the larvae (active immature form) of the worm, as they migrate through a person’s body from the gut. In rare cases, if the larvae end up in a person’s eye, it can lead to blindness. Hookworm larvae can also cause problems if they come into contact with your bare skin, they can burrow into it, causing itching, irritation and visible tracks. This is a condition called Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) or ‘creeping eruption’.

We can also become infected with an intermediate stage of some species of tapeworm if we swallow tapeworm eggs. It’s even possible (though uncommon) for people to develop a tapeworm infection if they swallow an infected flea.

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage (active immature form) of the flea tapeworm. If your dog swallows an infected flea, they can end up with a tapeworm infection.

The problem is that often, you can’t. In many cases you simply won't know if there are worms hidden inside your dog’s gut as symptoms can be difficult to spot.

Symptoms can sometimes include irritation around the dog’s bottom. Mature tapeworms start shedding egg-filled segments, which irritate your dog’s bottom as they wriggle out (and may resemble grains of rice in your dog’s stool). This irritation often causes the classic symptom of tapeworm infection known as ‘scooting’, when your dog drags their bottom along the ground to relieve the itch. Apart from this, there are a few other symptoms to look out for, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, a dull lifeless coat, loss of appetite, lack of energy and (especially in puppies) a pot-bellied appearance. If you notice any of these signs in your pet you should consult your vet for advice.

Even though a low level of infection may not show any signs, as you can imagine it’s not ideal to have parasitic worms living in your dog’s gut. It’s important to remember that worms can cause disease in people too, so regular worming of pets will give you a peace of mind that you are helping keep these unwanted visitors away from your dog and family.

Unfortunately no. You can’t completely stop your dog coming into contact with worms. However, using a wormer like Drontal womer regularly will help combat every type of common intestinal worm found in UK dogs.

Yes, Drontal Dog Tasty Bone can be used alongside other flea products, for advice on this please speak to your vet or retailer.

Cleaning up your dog’s faeces is a great way to reduce the risk. A single dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) can produce up to 85,000 eggs a day, and these are all excreted when your dog goes to the toilet. Clearing up your dog’s mess will help reduce the potential of leaving eggs in the environment and infecting other dogs and people.

Drontal Tasty Bone tablets can be used in puppies and dogs weighing at least 2kg.

For puppies too small for tablets and that are at least two weeks old and 0.6kg or more in weight, try using Drontal Puppy Oral Suspension, which comes in an easy to use liquid.

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