Nekhbet, on 13 March 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:
Drontal and Jurox brand now both do for Giardia which I'm not happy with.
I use the Ranvet ones when I have to, a LOT cheaper then Drontal too. Just crush it in with food or hide in tossed treats for the fusspots.
Re Giardia "Chemical".
There is no specific "Chemical" in Drontal that deals with Giardia ooocysts as such. It is more likely the dog wormed and showing a slight "off color" appearance after treatment with drontal could
actually be affected with protozoan giardia spp and would need veterinary diagnosis to treat effectively. (usually 3 days consecutive treatments is prescribed). Drontal is the world No 1 all wormer and extremely low "side effects" noted.
I would have your dog checked by a veterinarian for Giardia before jumping around with wormers without true factual information re the active ingredients and expected reactions that have been grossly and incorrectly quoted here.
This is the factual information regarding Drontal.
Drontal treats Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms (Echinococcus granulosus – Hydatid tapeworms), (Dipylidium caninum – common flea tapeworm) (Taenia spp., Taenia ovis, T. pisiformis, T. hydatigena). Also aids in the control of shedding oocysts of the protozoan Giardia spp in dogs
Drontal controls all intestinal worms effectively with a single dose. Drontal contains a patented combination of three active ingredients to control worms
Praziquantel is considered the gold standard for tapeworm control. It acts directly on tapeworms in the dog’s gut where it paralyses the worms within 30 seconds of contact. The dead worms are not passed as they disintegrate in the dog’s gut
Pyrantel and febantel target roundworm, hookworm and whipworms. The combination of these two active ingredients, which is unique to Drontal, have a synergistic effect, attacking the parasites on two fronts. The combination has outstanding efficacy against roundworm, hookworm and whipworms
Drontal Allwormer is the only non-prescription treatment available for Giardia. Protecting your pets against Giardia – the commonest intestinal parasite in dogs – may also protect your family from infection