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What is Drontal Dog Tasty Bone?
Drontal Dog Tasty Bone is indicated for the control of all gastrointestinal worms in dogs, including roundworms (Toxocara Canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense, Ancylostoma ceylanicum and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) and tapeworms (Echinococcus granulosus, Diplylidium caninum, Taenia spp, Taenia ovis, Taenia pisiformis and Taenia hydatigena). In addition, it controls the excretion of ova of the protozoan parasite Giardia sp.7
It is produced by the industry-leading pharmaceutical manufacturer Bayer through their Advantage Petcare product line. You can use these websites to read more about what to expect after deworming your dog or more general information about parasites and worms in pets.
What are the active ingredients, and how do they work?
Drontal contains praziquantel, pyrantel, and febantel. All three active ingredients work by disrupting the nervous system of the worms, causing their paralysis and death.
How often is it administered?
Drontal is administered orally. The frequency of administration depends on the dog’s age and what other parasite protection products the puppy or dog is receiving, as many products already control several of the gastrointestinal worms that can infect dogs.
Generally, puppies should be dewormed at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age and then every month until they are 6 months old. After that, they are dewormed every 3 months or on the advice of a vet.
In areas where hydatid tapeworm is a problem, you should deworm your dog every 6 weeks. Always consult your vet for advice.
For the treatment of Giardia sp., Drontal must be administered for 3 consecutive days and repeated as directed by the veterinarian.
At what age can it be administered?
You can safely use the Tasty Bone on puppies from 2 weeks of age.
How quickly does it work?
Drontal Dog Tasty Bone starts to work as soon as your dog ingests it. If worms are present, they may or may not be visible in the faeces for up to 48 hours after treatment.
Is it water safe?
As an oral medication that works internally, Drontal is not affected by washing, shampooing, swimming, or contact with water.
Can I use Drontal Dog Tasty Bone all year round?
It would be best if you gave your dog Tasty Bone year-round to prevent gastrointestinal worms in dogs.
Can Drontal Dog Tasty Bone be used in pregnant or lactating bitches?
Yes, it is safe to use in all dogs, including old dogs, young puppies, working dogs and greyhounds, and pregnant and lactating bitches. Drontal Dog Tasty Bone should be given to bitches before heat, to pregnant bitches sometime in the last 10 days before whelping, and again 2 and 4 weeks after whelping.
Can it be used in conjunction with other medications?
You can and should use Drontal Dewormer in conjunction with other treatments such as flea, tick and heartworm prevention. It is safe to use with all our Flea, Tick, and Sandfly Protections and Pet Vitamins & Supplements.
Worms frequently reinfect dogs, so it is necessary to treat the dog itself, reduce environmental contamination by daily disposal of faeces, and remove tapeworm intermediate hosts such as fleas.
Dosage instructions for Drontal Dog Tasty Bone:
1 tablet per 10 kg body weight every 3 months.
Puppies and Small Dogs: 3-5 kg bodyweight = 1/2 tablet; 6-10 kg bodyweight 1 tablet.
Medium Dogs: 11-15 kg bodyweight = 1 1/2 tablets; 16-20 kg bodyweight = 2 tablets; 21-25 kg bodyweight = 2 1/2 tablets; 26-30 kg bodyweight = 3 tablets.
Large Dogs: 31-35 kg bodyweight = 3 1/2 tablets; 36-40 kg bodyweight = 4 tablets.
For each additional 5 kg body weight, administer an additional half Drontal for Dogs Tasty Bone tablet.
Dosage instructions are for guidance only. Always consult your Vet.