Drontal® (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate) tablets will remove Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis), Hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme), and Large Roundworms (Toxocara cati) in cats and kittens.
The presence of tapeworms is indicated by the observance of tapeworm segments passed in the cat’s feces. Tapeworm segments are white, pinkish-white or yellow-white in color and are similar in size and shape to flattened grains of rice. The segments are most frequently observed lying on a freshly passed stool. Segments may also be found on the hair around the anus of the animal or on the animal’s bedding. Cats become infected with tapeworms after eating fleas or small mammals (rabbits, mice) which may be infected with tapeworm larvae.
Hookworms are small whitish or reddish-brown worms less than one inch in length that live in the intestinal tract and feed on blood. Cats can become infected with hookworms by swallowing infected larvae while grooming or when larvae from the environment burrow through the skin. Cats infected with hookworms may have poor physical condition, dull haircoat, and reduced body weight and diarrhea, sometimes with the presence of dark blood.
Large roundworms are white or yellow-white strands 2-7 inches in length (similar in size and color to smooth strings of spaghetti) that may be observed in the cat’s vomit or feces. Cats become infected with large roundworms by swallowing infective eggs, particularly while grooming, or by ingestion of mice that may be infected with larval stages.
Large roundworms and hookworms pass eggs in the feces of the cat that can only be observed with the aid of a microscope.
The presence of these parasites should be confirmed through identification of parasite eggs in the feces.
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasites.
Large roundworms and hookworms may be observed in the feces of the cat a day or so after the cat has been treated with Drontal® Tablets. The majority of tapeworms, however, are digested and are not found in the feces after treatment.Dosage and Administration
To assure proper dosage, weigh the cat prior to treatment. Select the number of whole or partial tablets needed for the cat from the following table.
Body Weight* (lbs.) Number of Tablets
2 - 3 1/2
4 - 8 1
9 - 12 1 1/2
13 - 16 2
*NOT FOR USE IN KITTENS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS OF AGE OR WEIGHING LESS THAN 2 LBS.
Size : 8 x 5 's = 40 tablets / box