Drontal Plus Wormer
Drontal is a prescription dewormer that is available for both cats and dogs. It is effective against a number of different parasites, including tapeworms, roundworms (ascarids), whipworms, and hookworms. Drontal is used in cats, while Drontal Plus is made for dogs. Drontal is made with praziquantel and pyrantel, while Drontal Plus has different doses of this that are not appropriate for cats and also the addition of Febantel, which cats cannot tolerate as well as dogs.
Praziquantel is a drug that is very effective against tapeworms, but is also good for other kinds of worms as well. It causes the tapeworms to not be able to use their suckers, which is a part of their mouth they use to attach to the wall of the pet's intestine. It also causes general nervous system damage to worms. As a result, the tapeworms move around and are passed out of the pet when it has a bowel movement.
Febantel interferes with the metabolism of the worms and their ability to process important nutrients, and it also causes problems for the eggs and the larva of the worms.
Pyrantel messes around with the neurotransmitters of the worms and makes it very hard for them to control their muscles.
The combination is very damaging to the worms and will kill all or most of them depending on the kind of worm.
Is Drontal safe? Are there any side effects?
Yes, it is generally safe and there are few reported cases of any problems. You shouldn't use it in pregnant animals, however. There might be some minor vomiting or digestive problems. You should talk to your vet about using it first, obviously, and make sure the vet knows any medical history of the pet that might indicate it's a bad idea to use certain drugs on it.
Where can I buy it?
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