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For the control of tapeworms in dogs and cats including the hydatid tapeworm in dogs.

Droncit® is recommended for the control of tapeworms in dogs and cats including:

  • Dogs Common flea tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum )
  • Hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus ) Sheep measles tapeworm (Taenia ovis )
  • False hydatid tapeworm (Taenia hydatigena)
  • Rabbit tapeworm (Taenia pisiformis)
  • Zipper tapeworm (Spirometra erinacei )
  • Cats Common flea tapeworm (Diplyidium caninum )
  • Cat tapeworm (Taenia taeniaeformis)
  • Zipper tapeworm (Spirometra erinacei )

If worm problems persist, consult a veterinarian

Dosage and Administration

Droncit®  should be given as a single dose by mouth.

Fasting prior to dosing is NOT necessary. Weigh animals before treatment.

Dosage 5 mg/kg (except Spirometra erinacei)

Dogs 1 tablet per 10 kg bodyweight.
Cats 1/2 tablet per 5 kg bodyweight

Dosage for Spirometra erinacei, 20 mg/kg
Dogs and Cats: 1 tablet per 2.5 kg bodyweight (see note in leaflet).

Hydatid Tapeworm: Dogs should not be fed, or allowed to feed on, offal from any species. Dogs in hydatid areas should be treated every 6 weeks. It is important to ensure that the dog does not eat offal in order to break the life cycle of the Hydatid Tapeworm. Do not allow access to the carcase of any dead animals.

Other tapeworms: Treat every 3 months.

NOTE: If the animal is still passing segments after a normal treatment, these probably belong to Spirometra erinacei which belongs to a different family of tapeworms. It requires 4 times the normal dose of Droncit® for removal.