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How do worming tablets for dogs work?

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Find out what’s inside the tablets that are helping your dog combat worms.

Our pets are vulnerable to infestation with intestinal worms. Parasitic worms can lead to health problems in our pets and even disease in people. Luckily dealing with intestinal worms in our pets is simple with regular worming treatments, such as Drontal tablets. But how do they work?
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Know your worms
To understand worming tablets, you need to understand worms.

Unfortunately, intestinal worms are common in dogs, but may often go unnoticed. There are a number of different worm species that affect our dogs, including roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. Each worm is different, but all dog worms are parasites – thriving and reproducing inside your dog and stealing his nutrients.

Acting fast
But that’s not all. Worms don’t just cause problems in your dog, they can pose a serious health risk to you as well.

While most worms will only cause minor health problems in many dogs, in puppies worms can be much more serious. Almost all puppies are born with roundworms, and puppies with large numbers of worms can be extremely unwell.

Find out more about the worms that affect your dog here.

Fighting back
To tackle the problem, use a trusted, proven dog worming tablet such as Drontal, which kills every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK dogs. Drontal is available as a tasty meat-flavoured, bone-shaped tablet and also as an oral suspension for puppies. By maintaining a regular treatment schedule throughout your pet’s life, Drontal will help your dog to combat worms. But how does it work?

The ingredients
Both Drontal Dog Tasty Bone tablets and Drontal Plus XL Flavour tablets contain different amounts of the same three active ingredients: praziquantel, pyrantel embonate and febantel. Together these target all types of intestinal worms found in UK dogs. Worms are targeted, killed, and broken down, and from there they pass out (usually unseen) in your dog’s faeces. Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies contains pyrantel embonate and febantel, and kills round, hook and whipworms.

Helping your pet stay healthy
As it’s not always easy to spot a worm infestation, regularly using a worming tablet such as Drontal is a simple way to kill any intestinal worms that your dog might pick up on his adventures, helping to keep him happy and healthy.

Click here to find out more about Drontal Dog Tasty Bone tablets and Drontal Plus XL Flavour tablets.