Just wondering if anyone has used Drontal for de-worming their dogs and puppies? I was in at my vet and someone was getting de-wormer and I heard my vet say Drontal was a really good de-wormer, and that it gets most worms including roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. She told them not to give it till the pups were at least 6 weeks old, and don't overdose, give 1/2 cc per 5lb. puppy. She said use your other de-wormer till the pups get 6 weeks old. Just wondering if anyone has used it and are they happy with it. I may try some later on. Thanks
My last dog (lab/beagle mix) before I adopted Maggie (my BT) I got from the local humane society and 2 days after I got him home started having bloody diarrhea. I had taken him to the vet with a stool sample and he had at least 3 different types of parasites. I don't have his vet folder with me because I am away in Canada visiting relatives but i'm pretty sure he had roundworms, coccidia and something else. The vet put him on Drontal and if I remember correctly, it was 2 pills given at the same time. Only 1 dose of it is needed and it cleared him right up. Within 1 day his diarrhea subsided and we had his stool re-checked 2 weeks later and there were no parasites at all.
It worked great for him, and I would recommend it. My vet said it's even safe to give if they suspect parasites but can't find anything in the stool sample.
I use Drontal on my dogs - but NEVER on young puppies. Puppies are generally de-worned with more mild de-wormer. My vets said that should the puppies then test positive for other types of worms he would suggest Drontal - but since the more mild de-wormer is effective he believes it is overkill.
That being said - all my adult dogs are de-wormed with Drontal-Plus every three months as a part of my de-worm routine.
I've heard of drontal being used to treat an existing infestation of tapeworms, but personally I'd never use it as a broadspectrum wormer on a regular basis while my dog was on heartworm treatment. Heartworm meds take care hookworms and roundworms, why give your dog a double dose of medicine that's not really necessary?