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mckenzie Mon 22-Dec-14 19:04:28

How often should I give it? It seems it's my choice re how often?
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mckenzie Mon 22-Dec-14 19:40:11

I've read it again and I think I was just confusing myself. Puppy is 3 months old so It's every 3 months from now on yes?

bakingtins Mon 22-Dec-14 19:45:04

It doesn't 'last' for a period of time, it's just giving them a clear out every so often. Our practice recommends every 3-6 months, most clients are using a monthly product for lungworm that treats most intestinal worms anyway, so the Drontal is just to cover tapeworm. If you are not using any other wormer I'd do it every 3 months.

mckenzie Mon 22-Dec-14 21:39:28

lungworms? Are they covered by Frontline?

MumtoD Mon 22-Dec-14 21:48:59

Drontal should be given at monthly from 3 months to 6 months and then quarterly (every 3 months) after that. You should be using another product to treat fleas and lungworm. You usually have to use 2 products to make sure your dogs are covered for fleas, ticks, worms and lungworm.

mckenzie Mon 22-Dec-14 22:15:13

Thank you. I really do have puppy brain don't i?
So monthly for next three months (I've just given one dose now, half a tablet, at 3 months old) then every three months thereafter.

bakingtins Tue 23-Dec-14 07:13:58

If you are using Frontline and Drontal you have no lungworm protection - talk to your vet about prevalence in your area but it's a problem in most of the UK now and puppies especially vulnerable, because it's passed on by eating slugs, snails and frogs, or potentially by contact with their slime.

mckenzie Tue 23-Dec-14 07:52:08

Thanks bakingtins. Our Woody is a real garden digger and sniffer so slugs and snails are a potential for him. I'll call the vet today.

mckenzie Wed 24-Dec-14 14:26:10

I was wrong. Woody is on Advocate. That still doesn't look like it covers tapeworm though.
The box says
Flea, larvae, whipworm, hookworm, roundworm and angiostrongylus, credo soma, heart worm, otedectes, sarcoptrs, demoted and louse.

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