Drontal for Cats XL Wormer
Drontal Cat XL Wormer Ellipsoid is for a combined treatment for the roundworm and tapeworm (Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina, Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis) in larger cats.
It is supplied in ellipsoid tablets, either individually or in packs of 48. Each tablet is whitey brown in colour and are unscored. Each Drontal Cat XL film coated tablet contains 30mg praziquantel, 345mg pyrantel embonate and 2.6mg titanium dioxide.
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How do I work out the dosage of Drontal Cat Wormer (XL)?
You should give one Drontal Cat XL tablet per 6kg of bodyweight. Tablets can be given with or without food, so there is no need to starve your cat before or after treatment.
Drontal Cat XL Wormer is for the routine control of worms in adult cats. So cats should be treated every 3 months and in the event of a heavy roundworm infestation, a repeat dose should be given after 14 days.
If your cat weighs less than 6kg you should use Drontal Cat worming tablets, which are intended for use in smaller cats.
How do I give Drontal for Cats XL Film-coated Tablets?
You can give the tablets to your cat by placing directly in the cat's mouth and encouraging them to swallow. If you this does not work or you are not confident about doing it, you can hide the medicine in the cat's food or mould a 'squishy' treat (such as EasyPill) around them to disguise them medicine.
How should I store Drontal for Cats XL Film-coated Tablets?
As with all medicines keep them safely out of reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25 degrees Centigrade. Only remove tablets from the foil strip when they are required for use.
Safely dispose of any unused tablets, or tablets opened in error but do not keep them for future use. Do not use Drontal Cat XL after the expiry date stated on the foil strip.
How does my cat become infected with worms?
Your cat can become infected with tapeworms by eating fleas, mice or other small rodents. If fleas are not controlled or if your cat often hunts it may become re-infected with worms.
Drontal Cat XL has been shown to be efficacious in the control of hookworms ancylostoma tubaeforme and A. braziliense, as well as the tapeworm Joyeuxiella pasqualei. None of these parasites occur naturally in the UK, but may occasionally be found in cats that have been overseas.
Praziquantel is also effective against Echinococcus multilocularis, which again does not occur in the UK, but is becoming more common in some European countries. So if your cat has been taken overseas, it is recommended that they are treated with wormer such as Drontal Cat XL before returning to the UK.
Use our new flea and worm treatment calculator to find out how much you need to keep your pet protected.
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For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail Second Class (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
To get it faster you can upgrade Light items to Royal Mail 1st Class or a Guaranteed Next Day Courier service, Saturday Courier or even before 12 noon services. There's a small fee, but if you're in a hurry they are worth considering. To qualify for next working day delivery, orders must be placed before 12 Noon Monday to Thursday. There is no standard Saturday courier delivery.
Heavy items weighing 2kg and more are sent via courier. If ordered before noon Monday to Thursday, Heavy items will be delivered next working day. Heavy items ordered after 12 Noon Friday, or anytime Saturday and Sunday will dispatched on Monday for a Tuesday delivery.
Please note that if you are purchasing a mix of Light and Heavy items at the same time, these will be sent separately. The Heavy items being sent by Courier, the Light items by Royal Mail Second Class.
All exceptions to these guidelines are noted in the product description.
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Feedback for Drontal Cat XL Wormer (Single & Multibuy) has been compiled from 430 customer reviews
Including cost if greeting the prescription from my vet and buying online, it was still,cheaper than buying directly through my vet. Always ask for a repeat on your prescription for next time, saves you money in a new one.