Milbemax and Drontal

If you’ve seen your dog lose substantial weight of late accompanied by bad abdominal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea; if it’s being lethargic, there are chances that your four-legged friend has caught a worm infection. And if you get the infection confirmed with the investigation, you’ll need to get the best worm treatment that helps your dog get rid of them as quickly as they can. Milbemax and Drontal are a couple of highly recommended worm treatments popular among pet parents worldwide.

In this blog, we have prepared a thorough comparison of these two worm treatments so that you can select the one that best suits your furry pals.

Read the blog to know more.

Milbemax & Drontal – An Overview

Milbemax is a broad-spectrum oral worm treatment for both dogs and cats. For dogs, it is indicated for puppies and dogs from two weeks of age and 0.5 kg body weight. For cats, it should be used in kittens and cats from six weeks of age and 0.5 kg in weight.

Drontal is a multi-worm treatment that is available for dogs as well as for cats. It can be used in puppies from two weeks of age and in kittens from six weeks of age.

Which all worms do Milbemax & Drontal protect against?

In dogs, Milbemax

  • prevents heartworm disease
  • treats and controls roundworm, whipworm, hookworm and tapeworm infections

Milbemax in cats,

  • prevents heartworm disease,
  • treats and controls roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms

Drontal for dogs treats and controls various gastrointestinal worms including,

  • roundworms
  • hookworms (including the ones found in tropical regions in Australia)
  • whipworms
  • tapeworms (common flea tapeworms, hydatid tapeworms and other species)
  • controls the shedding of cysts of the protozoan Giardia spp.

Drontal for cats is effective against three types of intestinal worms including,

  • roundworms
  • hookworms
  • tapeworms

Milbemax & Drontal – The Similarities & Diffrences


Milbemax and Drontal have a few things in common. Take a look:

  • Milbemax and Drontal are available for dogs and cats.
  • Both these products are effective against various gastrointestinal worms.
  • In dogs, both treatments protect against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.
  • When it comes to cats, Milbemax & Drontal provide protection against tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.
  • Both these products are made in a tasty tablet form.
  • Milbemax and Drontal both can be used in puppies from two weeks of age and indicated for kittens from six weeks of age.


There are a few dissimilarities between Milbemax and Drontal. Here they are:

  • Milbemax for dogs and cats contain milbemycin oxime and praziquantel as their active ingredients.
  • Drontal for dogs comprises febantel, praziquantel and pyrantel, whereas Drontal for cats contains pyrantel and praziquantel.
  • Milbemax for dogs and cats prevent heartworm disease, whereas Drontal does not provide protection against heartworms in dogs or cats.
  • For both dogs and cats Milbemax is made in a tasty tablet form.
  • On the other hand, Drontal is available in tablet form for both cats and dogs. This treatment is available in chewable formula for dogs as well as formulated in liquid suspension for puppies.

Milbemax & Drontal – Pack Options

For ease of use, Milbemax for dogs is available in two packs with different strengths:

  • Milbemax for Small Dogs and Puppies for 0.5 – 5kg bodyweight
  • Milbemax for Dogs over 5 kg bodyweight

Milbemax for cats is also available in two dosage strengths:

  • Milbemax for Small Cats 0.5 – 2 kg bodyweight
  • Milbemax for Cats > 2 kg bodyweight

Drontal for Dogs is available in three variants:

Drontal Tablets

  • Drontal Allwormer Tablets for Small Dogs & Puppies Between 0.5 – 9 kg
  • Drontal Allwormer Tablets for Medium Dogs Between 3.1 – 20 kg
  • Drontal Allwormer Tablets for Large Dogs Over 20.1 kg

Drontal Chews

  • Drontal AllWormer chewable for Medium Dogs Up to 10kg
  • Drontal Allwormer chewable for Large Dogs Up to 35kg

Drontal Suspension

  • Drontal Worming Suspension for Puppies

Drontal for Cats is available in two packs:

  • Drontal Allwormer Tablets for Cats
  • Drontal Allwormer Tablets for Large Cats

Milbemax and Drontal – Comparison Table

The table below showcases a thorough comparison of Milbemax and Drontal product features:

Milbemax and Drontal


When it comes to protecting dogs and cats from worm infections, Milbemax and Drontal get equal points. Milbemax gives you a cushion by helping in heartworm prevention. Drontal on the other hand, gives you options of chews and liquid suspension, especially when your puppy refuses to take the tablet.

Consulting a veterinarian and discussing all the treatment options is the best way to proceed with selecting the best worm treatment for your furry friends.