Treating worms in dogs and cats used to be a tricky business. Any products purchased outside of the vets seemed to be ineffective. Thankfully Drontal, Britainís leading wormer can now be purchased directly online saving you money and a trip to the vets.† Drontal uses a single dose of tablet rather than multiple pills causing upset and stress for the dog/cat and the owner. Itís also available in tasty beef flavour, so it acts like a treat rather than a treatment.
Worms and the Problems They Cause
Worms can lead to serious problems in cats and dogs, and humans. Intestinal worms vary in species; some are small while others can grow up to five metres long. Some of the worms will scavenge on the food that enters the animalís digestive system, robbing your pet of vital vitamins and minerals. Other species will love off the blood of your pet instead.† If your animal has worms it is very easy for the people in your home to become infected too.†
Health Problems Caused by Worms
Worms can lead to the following health problems in pets:
- Vomiting and Diarrhoea
- Loss of appetite
- Dull coat
They can also lead to health problems in humans:
- Larvae travels through the body and can cause permanent damage to childrenís eyesight
- Laval cysts can occur in the liver, brain or lungs
Some of these health problems can be extremely serious and therefore finding and maintaining an effective treatment is essential for everyone in the home, not just your pets.
Treating and Preventing Worms with Drontal
Thankfully it is possible to help reduce the chances of you and your family from becoming a host to worms. Always remove dog excrement responsibly, wash your hands and always wash fruit and vegetables before you eat them.† Treat your animals with Drontal about four times a year, although hunter cats, kittens and puppies will require more frequent doses.
You can give your dog and cat one Drontal plus tablet with or without food. This will be effective against all intestinal worms. If your pet doesnít like to eat pills it is possible to break the tablet up and hide it in with food to make it more palatable. †Puppies will need the Oral Suspension which is suitable for dogs up to one year old. †It is also possible to give the treatment as a spot on for cats.
For effective worm prevention continue using the worming treatment throughout the year. Wormers donít remain active in the body so repeat every three months to help protect your pets.† Look out for signs of infection such as dogs scooting along the floor, a pot belly and the other health problems listed above. You can purchase Drontal online which is far easier than visiting the vets and itís more cost effective.