About Dironet for dogs - instructions and features you need to know!

What kind of drug is this?

The drug is designed specifically for dogs of any age and any breed. It comes in three forms:

  • pills;
  • suspension;
  • drops.

The veterinarian determines which form to choose. The purpose depends on the breed of the animal, age, type of parasites and other factors.

Does it help against worms?

It is used for the following purposes:

  • prevention of helminthiasis;
  • treatment of nematodes and cestodes at any stage of their development;
  • prevention of dirofilariasis;
  • destruction of fleas, lice, lice;
  • preventing the appearance of demodectic and sarcoptoid mites.

Use the medicine according to the instructions in strictly defined doses.

When is an antiparasitic drug used?

Among the indications for use of the product in the form of a suspension and drops are:

  • preventive deworming;

  • therapy of cestodes and nematodes;
  • prevention of dirofilariasis.

The medicine in the form of drops is used in the following cases:

  • therapy and prevention of helminthic infestation;
  • prevents the development of dirofilariasis;
  • prevention and destruction of lice, lice and fleas;
  • preventing the appearance and destruction of ticks.


Dironet is available in two types:

  • for internal use;
  • for external use.

The composition of the drug includes:

  1. Pyrantel pamoate (150 mg). It creates a blockade of nerve impulses, thereby disrupting the activity of parasites, which leads to their death.
  2. Ivermectin (0.06 mg). Destroys the muscle membrane of parasites. When the concentration of the substance reaches its maximum level, the parasite dies from paralysis.
  3. Praziquantel (50 mg). Affects tapeworms.

The drops do not contain pyrantel pamoate, the remaining substances are identical.

Pharmacological properties

Dironet 500 has a wide spectrum of nematocidal and cestodocidal action, is active against round and tape helminths parasitizing dogs and cats, including Toxocara canis, T. cati, Toxascaris leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum, Trichuris vulpis, Echinococcus granulosus , E. multilocularis, Diphyllobothrium latum, Dipylidium caninum, Multiceps multiceps, Taenia spp., as well as larval developmental phases (microfilaria) of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens.

The mechanism of action of ivermectin is by binding to glutamate-dependent chloride channels located primarily in the swallowing and somatic muscles. As a result, the permeability of the membrane for chlorine ions increases, the transmission of neuromuscular impulses is blocked, paralysis and death of the parasite occurs.

The mechanism of action of pyrantel pamoate is to block neuromuscular transmission, disrupt the permeability of cell membranes and inhibit cholinesterase, which also leads to paralysis and death of the parasite.

The mechanism of action of praziquantel is based on disruption of glucose transport and microtubular function in cestodes, inhibition of fumarate reductase activity and ATP synthesis, increased permeability of cell membranes and disruption of muscle innervation.


The tablets are convenient to give to large breed dogs. The suspension is not very suitable in this case, since several syringes are required. The disadvantages are that capricious dogs may refuse to swallow it, then you will have to resort to some tricks.


For the treatment of nematodes and cestodes, the dog is given 1 tablet per 10 kilograms of the animal’s weight. If the pet is over 60 kilograms, then a consultation is required before treatment.

Methods of application

Give the tablet strictly in the morning feeding. There is no need to adhere to special diets before deworming; laxatives should not be given to the animal either.

As a preventative measure, give tablets once every few months.

How to give the tablet:

  • Crush the tablet and add it to the animal's food. Be sure to make sure your dog eats everything. Some animals smell the medicine and do not finish the food.
  • Use an introducer .

For therapeutic purposes, the drug is taken once a month.

Possible side effects

Negative reactions due to the use of antiparasitic drugs are extremely rare. As a rule, they are caused by hypersensitivity to the components of the drug and non-compliance with the specified dosage.

The following side effects may occur:

  • apathy;
  • excessive excitability;
  • loss of appetite;
  • gagging;
  • allergy;
  • loose stools;
  • hair loss in certain areas.

Drops on the withers “Spot-On”

The advantage of the drug is that it fights not only internal parasites, but also those that live on the dog (fleas, lice, lice). The danger of drops is that the animal can lick them from the application site.

How to use:

  1. Choose a place for application: spine, neck, shoulder blades.
  2. Spread the fur and drip onto the skin in several places.
  3. There should be no scratches or ulcers on the skin.
  4. It is forbidden to bathe the dog for several days after the procedure.

Drops can only be used from two months of age. Dosage of the drug for puppies:

  • up to 2 kg – 5 drops;
  • 2-5 kg ​​– 0.5 ml;
  • from 5 kg – 1 ml.

Dosage of the drug for adult dogs:

  • 2-5 kg ​​– 1 ml;
  • 5-10 kg – 2 ml;
  • 10-20 kg – 4 ml;
  • 20-30 kg – 6 ml.

If the animal is more than 30 kg, then the dose is calculated as follows: per 1 kg of body weight - 0.2 ml of the drug.

How to give the suspension?

The suspension is sold in bottles. The included measuring syringe is very convenient for dosing. It is very convenient to calculate the volume of the medicine, 1 ml of the product per 1 kg of animal weight.

Advantages of the suspension:

  • Great for small breed dogs;
  • It is convenient to administer to animals that have difficulty swallowing tablets.

There are no disadvantages; each owner chooses for himself the form of the drug that is convenient for him. The action and effectiveness of the suspension are similar to tablets.

“Junior” for puppies

Puppies can only use Dironet Junior. This drug is designed specifically for them. The active substances in the composition are the same as in Dironet, only in smaller quantities.

Dironet Junior is used for the treatment and prevention of nematodes in puppies and kittens from three weeks of age. The drug preserves the animal's immunity. It not only destroys helminths, but also restores damaged cells.

Dironet Junior is prescribed once in the morning feeding. It is produced in the form of a suspension, so it is very convenient to give it from a special dispenser syringe. 1 ml of suspension is measured per 1 kg of animal weight.

If the dog weighs less than 500 grams, then the measured dose is mixed with 30 ml of water and poured into the animal’s mouth. For preventive purposes, give the medicine once every few months. Take the drug seven days before vaccination.

General information

The drug can be given to your pet if it is older than 3 months. It is not as nuclear and potent, relatively adult suspension and has a smaller format. The medicine is sold in 10 milliliter flasks or in tablet form. If your dog has a dislike for drugs, there is a type of drug specifically for them with a pleasant meaty taste. The package also contains a syringe for dosing the product.

How it works

Thanks to the components of Dironet, spreading throughout the body, it kills parasites that are bothering your pet. It is effective not only for adult worms and insects, but also for larvae.

The main 3 substances and the direction of their action:

1. Praziquantel numbs the body of the worms. 2. Ivermectin, after remaining in the body for more than 9 hours, enters the maximum phase of its action and disrupts the integrity of the microfilaria cell membrane. 3. Pyrantel pamoate stops the ability to transmit nerve impulses and due to this breaks the membranes of helminths. If you start to worry that such a powerful active substance will remain in the dog’s body, then there is no need to do this. The drug is not toxic. It will be completely neutralized and will be excreted in your pet's stool.

Release forms

Dironet comes in 3 different forms. This means that for everyone, even the most capricious pet, you can find a suitable form. A suspension is produced especially for puppies. It is a thick, light yellow liquid. The drug is available in 10 milliliter bottles.

For adults there are two types of product. The first is tablets. They are light gray in color and embossed with the company name. They are sold in 6 pieces on one plate and are aimed at treating helminths and parasites living inside the body. If your dog suffers from ticks, fleas and other skin parasites, then you can use drops applied to the withers. They are packaged in pipettes.

Large and small breeds

For dogs of large and small breeds, Dironet is available in different dosages. For collie, sheltie and bobtail dogs, use Dironet only under the supervision of a doctor .

What do “200” and “1000” mean?

In the pharmacy you can find packages of medicine with the numbers 200 and 1000 on them. This is the dosage of the drug for large and small breeds.

Dironet 200 is intended for puppies and small breed dogs. The dosage of the drug is 1 tablet per 4 kilograms of dog’s body weight.

Dironet 1000 is suitable for large breeds. It is calculated based on 1 tablet per 30 kilograms.

What is Dironet for dogs?

Dironet's instructions for dogs indicate that it is an anthelmintic with a wide range of effects. It fights literally all parasitic insects that attack animals at different times of the year. The medicine destroys both organisms living in the stomach or intestines, as well as those insects and arthropods that live in wool and skin.

The manufacturer of this veterinary drug is domestic. It has a good reputation in the veterinary community because it is GMP certified. This document proves that the drugs produced meet high European standards.



“I have a shepherd dog, she is already 8 years old. One day after a walk, I noticed her lethargic state; the next day she refused to walk at all. The veterinarian advised me to buy Dironet 1000, as she suggested that the reason for this behavior may lie in worms.

I gave medicine in the morning feeding. The dog ate it without any problems. The tablet has a meaty smell. By evening my pet returned to normal. Now I try to carry out prevention every quarter.”

“I have three dogs at home. All different breeds and ages. I always carry out deworming, but usually I used another remedy. My friends drew my attention to Dironet. The product is cheaper, but the effect is the same. I liked it, now we only use it.”


“I used to prescribe Drontal or Cestal for parasites. Then she turned her attention to Dironet. It is very convenient that it comes in different forms. It can be used from three weeks of age. There are no side effects. It is important to measure the exact dose to prevent poisoning.”

“Dironet is excellent for preventing dirofilariasis. For puppies, I usually prescribe a more gentle remedy; I think that Dironet is not suitable for such babies, although it is allowed.”


The instructions state that Dironet is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • certain breeds of dogs (especially bobtails, shelties and collies);
  • puppies under two months of age;
  • period of pregnancy and lactation;
  • recently suffered infectious pathologies;

  • the presence of malignant tumors;

  • serious diseases occurring in a chronic form;
  • individual intolerance to the components of the product;
  • increased sensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • recent surgery;
  • taking medications containing piperazine.

If there are contraindications, the veterinarian selects safe analogues.

What to replace it with?

The drug Dironet has several analogues:

  1. Prazicide. The method of application and action are similar to the drug Dironet. The cost is slightly lower and is available in tablets and suspensions.
  2. Milbemax. The drug is suitable for small breed dogs.
  3. Dehinel Plus. Available only in tablet form. The drug has a pronounced taste of meat, dogs absorb it with pleasure without special tricks.
  4. Vacation.

Before choosing analogues of the prescribed drug, make sure that the composition does not contain substances to which the dog may have an allergic reaction.

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