Choosing Pet Medicines
When it comes to choosing any pet medicine for your cats and dogs, there are many factors to consider. Efficacy is the first thing that you will be looking for after all, there is no point in spending money on a treatment that won't help your pet. Ease of administration is also important, because if you can't get your pet to take the medicine, the medicine can't do anything to help. The third factor to think about is whether the medicine has any side effects, which can be unpleasant for the animal and messy for you.
Droncit A Tapeworm Remedy for Pets
One commonly used pet medicine is Droncit, which given to pets for the treatment of parasitic worms such as Taenia, Echinococcus and Dipylidium. These tapeworm species can be caught by pets in different ways usually through contact with rodents, livestock, fleas or raw meat. The effects of these worms on a pet are not always immediately obvious. An infected pet may seem lethargic and perhaps have digestive issues (such as vomiting or diarrhea) and weight-loss, as well as dull fur and irritated skin. These problems occur as the tapeworm absorbs the food that your pet eats, meaning that the pet ends up lacking vital nutrients. In young animals, or those which have compromised health through long-term conditions, tapeworm infestation can have a devastating effect and can cause the death of the animal if left untreated.
Droncit has an ingredient called praziquantel , which is known to kill tapeworm and completely eliminate 100% of tapeworm infection. Droncit actually dissolves the body and head of the tapeworm, so owners will not see remains of the worm in their pets poop. Presented as a convenient single dosage tablet, veterinarians recommend that owners of dogs and cats administer regular treatments of Droncit to keep their animals in tip-top condition and full health. Now you know a little more about the uses of Droncit and how it works, it is easy to see that it meets the needs of the first two concerns we discussed earlier but how about the third point does it have any side effects?
Droncit Does It Have Side Effects?
Worming treatments for pets are fairly well-known for having messy side effects, often causing a pet to purge and be sick or suffer from diarrhea. To minimize this, wormers usually need to be given to pets that have fasted for 12 hours, so that the animal has an empty stomach. This is something which is easier to say than do how many of us can resist when our cat or dog lets us know that he is hungry? Droncit works quite differently and therefore Droncit tablets can be given to a pet with food, which seems to make side effects quite rare. Side effects which have been reported for Droncit include drowsiness, drooling, staggering and in only 5% of cases, nausea. However, it is worth remembering that the side effects of Droncit are infrequent, especially when compared to other worming treatments.