For the treatment of tapeworms of cats. The product is effective against mature and immature forms of Dipylidium caninum and Taenia species. The product is also effective against Echinococcus multilocularis.
A clear, colourless to slightly reddish solution for spot-on use containing 20 mg praziquantel per 0.5 ml tube with 0.5 mg butylated hydroxytoluene.
Available in packs of 4 pipettes/tubes.
Directions for Use
The minimum dose rate is 8 mg/kg bodyweight, which equates to 1 tube per 2.5 kg bodyweight.
Method of administration
Remove one tube from the package. Hold the tube in an upright position, twist and pull off cap. Use reversed cap to twist and remove seal from tube. See Figure 1.
Figure 1: Opening a tube
Part the hair on the cat’s neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. See Figure 2.
Figure 2: Administration
Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin. Application at the base of the skull will minimise the opportunity for the cat to lick the product.
To minimise the possibility of run-off after application of more than one pipette, it is advised that the applications should be performed slowly to allow absorption and that it may be advisable to allow the contents of the previous pipette to be absorbed before applying another.
Tapeworm infection is certain to re-occur unless control of the intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice, etc, is undertaken.
Flea control: Flea infestations can be controlled by the regular use of effective flea control remedies.
Control of mice: If cats roam and hunt, contact with, and consumption of, mice and subsequent re-infestation with Taenia taeniaeformis is impossible to prevent.
It is recommended to re-apply Droncit Spot-On when signs of tapeworm infection re-appear or at monthly intervals.
Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
There are no contra-indications against use during pregnancy and lactation.
Do not use on cats weighing less than 1 kg body weight.
Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
Care should be taken to avoid the contents of the tube coming into contact with the eyes or mouth of the recipient animal. For external use only.
Occasionally a transient local reaction such as scurf or mild exudation may be observed at the application site following treatment.
The product is bitter tasting and salivation may occasionally occur if the cat licks the application site immediately after treatment. This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears after a short time without treatment.
No incompatibility has been observed between this product at the recommended dose and a range of common veterinary treatments.
Overdosing can lead to slight skin reactions which disappear without treatment within a few days.
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