German Shepherd Dog > Safeguard (fenbendazole) dewormer (13 replies)
Safeguard (fenbendazole) dewormer
by Hutchins on 26 January 2012 - 04:22
|At the farm and feed today the guy there told me I could use the safeguard dewormer for goats to worm for tapeworms.|
I was wondering if this wormer will take care of the different types of tapeworms. I never thought about asking that because at
the time I was not considering using it. If anyone has used this, and are willing to share the 411 on it, did you have good results
with it or not?
Thanks in Advance.
by Hutchins on 26 January 2012 - 04:41
|DUH!!! Laughing at myself!!! I know it willl work for goats but I was wondering if it would work for dogs to rid of the different types of tapes. I forgot to add that little bit of info. LOL.|
by SitasMom on 26 January 2012 - 04:43
|sure, but it has to be used for 5 days in a row for it to take care of tapes,|
by mfh27 on 26 January 2012 - 04:45
|I've used fenbendazole (in the form of Safeguard goat) and praziquantel to treat tape. Both seem to clear up the problem. The former I did on my own when I saw the tapeworm in the stool; the latter was prescribed for a different dog and before I knew about safeguard.|
by mfh27 on 26 January 2012 - 04:47
|Fenbendazole is normally given once everyday for 3 days. I put it in the dog's food and they eat it without problem.|
by Blitzen on 26 January 2012 - 04:54
If your dogs have tapes, they probably have fleas too. You need to treat both. BTW those are not eggs you see on the stool; they are segments of the tapeworms. Droncit is the drug of choice.
by Hutchins on 26 January 2012 - 06:16
This is a 6month old puppy we picked up on Sunday. I have my other dogs on Comfortis.
We do not have a flea problem, THANK GOD, I stay on top of it.
I was just curious because of what the guy at the Farm and Feed Store said.
I already have this puppy on a treatment and preventative plan. So we are good to go. Hopefully we will
see result very soon.!
by workingdogz on 26 January 2012 - 11:53
No different than the liquid or pills
your vet will Rx you at triple the price.
Relatively safe dewormer as well.
by Blitzen on 26 January 2012 - 12:45
|Not everyone realizes that tapes generally mean fleas. Many I know who have had dogs for years still think that tapes pass from dog to dog.|
by Nans gsd on 26 January 2012 - 16:53
|Drontal Plus; a one shot deal gets it all. Including whip; safeguard for dogs no longer gets whip; safeguard for goats will get whip and all others but need to administer for 5 days consequitively; (can't spell this AM) and if you have seen something in the stool, repeat in 2-4 weeks for another 3-5 days; be sure to get the doseage correct. I forget what the dosage is but something like 1 CC/10 lbs of body weight.?? Not sure though someone will chime in with dosage. BOL Nan|
by 4 mals2sheps on 26 January 2012 - 17:17
|FYI= 1cc per 5lbs of fenben.also does not take care of tapes from fleas ,give for 3 days for worms is still by far the best wormer out there, 6 day treatment for giarradia.|
by Von Ward Kennels on 26 January 2012 - 18:31
|I do 5 days fenbendazole then wait a week and do praziquantel wait a week and then do the fenbendazole again for 5 days before pups go home. This way I know I have covered them. I used to do them only twice but I'd rather be safe than sorry and since I have never had side effects from Fen. I feel it is very safe.|
I buy the big bottle of livestock fenbendazole and the praziquantel (sp?) from amazon. The Fen costs roughly $120. and it is totally worth every penny. 1 bottle lasts me about a year or so.
I deworm my adults about 2x a year in the same fashion. Except I do worm nursing mothers at the same time as her pups.
I do not have fleas on my dogs (I think it is too dry here) but I do feed rabbits and deer sometimes. I don't really know why my dogs don't get fleas here and the wild animals do. You can see the fleas on these. I would rather give my dogs natural meat and deworm than not give them the wild meat.
I give the 1cc per 5lbs as well.
I have had a couple pups in the past that got giardia. Not since doing this routine.
by zobelhund on 26 January 2012 - 23:09
|Tapeworms are also spread by eating mice and snails infected with the eggs. Also remember your animal does not have to have fleas to ingest one. Pick up in yard, woods, another dog, etc. I've used fen. Or also known as panacur to treat worms. Very effective!!|
by amysavesjacks on 27 January 2012 - 01:18
|I work at an animal hospital and It is my understanding that Fenbendazole (Panacur/Safeguard) is not the drug of choice to kill Tapeworms (specifically tapeworms.. its great for almost all other parasites they may get - including Giardia), as it only kills certain types of tapeworms. DRONTAL PLUS is labeled for tapeworms in DOGS.|
The tapeworms that dogs commonly get are transmitted through ingesting fleas and/or eating rabbits who get this same tapeworm.
There are other species of tapeworms that can be picked up from wild animals that Fenbendazole will kill.