Cestem flavoured tablets are a divisible tablet which contains febantel, pyrantel and praziquantel and is used to treat gastrointestinal worms found in UK dogs, including tapeworms and roundworms in dogs and puppies.
The three active ingredients are highly effective against all important roundworm and tapeworm species. There is thought to be around twelve different intestinal worms which can infect dogs. Much like Drontal, the liver flavoured tablet is taken orally with or without food to kill off all worms. When it comes to treating your dog, it is normally advised that an adult dog should be treated four times a year. Dogs that experience repeated flea problems may require more frequent treatment.
It is feasible for puppies to be born with worm larvae and thus, Vet Medic advises that treatment take place from as early as two weeks old and repeated every two weeks until the pup is twelve weeks old. Pet owners who treat their pets for worms regularly ensure the well-being of their pet whilst reducing environmental contamination and putting public health into consideration.
Owners should treat their dogs before any symptoms are visible. It is often the case that by the time any symptoms are visible, your dog is already suffering. Your dog should be treated at least every three months to stop the spread of infestation and all pets should be treated at the same time. The liver flavouring makes feeding it to a dog more manageable but should they struggle, conceal the tablet in your dog’s food. View the Cestem worming guide for information on worms and how to administer Cestem flavoured worming tablets.