*** PLEASE NOTE I AM NOT A VET. CONFIRM ALL INFORMATION AND DIRECT QUESTIONS TO YOUR VET***
As a dog breeder myself, I personally use Pyrantel Pamoate (NEMEX-2) starting at 6 wks old and then I switch them to the Safe-guard dewormer (Fenbendazole) administered every 2 weeks until they’re 8 weeks old or every 2 weeks until they go home. Fenbendazole can not be started until puppies are 6wks old. I use fenbendazole as a Giardia preventative/treatment and also because it covers a wider range of parasites. I also treat my Dams at the same time. This worming protocol covers all our bases and helps us to send home parasite free puppies. But again, I am not a Vet so please discuss your worming protocol as a dog owner with your vet.
Safeguard can easily be purchased from your local feed store or purchased on Amazon or Revival Animal.
Safeguard: 1 ml per every 5 lbs each day for 3 days APPLICATION PUPPIES:For best results, treat puppies at 6, 8 & 10 weeks of age. Dose for three (3) consecutive days GIARDIA TREATMENT: 3 days Safeguard® removes and controls a broad spectrum of stomach and intestinal worms. Safeguard Goat Dewormer Suspension 10% (100 mg/mL) has Fenbendazole as its active ingredient and can also be used to worm dogs. It is useful against the most common canine intestinal worms including whipworms, hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms.
THE SAFEGUARD FOR GOAT IS THE SAME MEDICINE USED FOR DOGS… just at a much lower price and a different dosage then the one made for dogs.
Fenbendazole and Giardia Safeguard (Fenbendazole) is even effective at fighting giardia. I use it regularly when worming my own dogs and I know many multiple dog households, rescues and shelters that use it as well because it is much more economical than Fenbendazole wormers marketed for dogs such as Panacur.
Treatment of Giardia infections in dogs and cats: Fenbendazole Safe-Guard or Panacur*** 22.5 to 25 mg/lb once daily 3 days
Fenbendazole (e.g., Panacur® or Drontal-Plus®) now appears to be the drug of choice. Used in dogs and cats at 50 mg/kg for 3 days, SOME BREEDERS SAY 5 DAYS BUT VET MEDICAL JOURNALS SAY 3 DAYS. Fenbendazole has been shown to be completely effective in eliminating experimental Giardia infections, and with only mild vomiting/diarrhea as potential side effects.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR DOGS: Shake bottle well and then measuring with an oral medication syringe give 1 mL (equal to 1 cc or ¼ teaspoon) per each 5 lbs. of your dog’s weight mixed with a small amount of moist dog food (to make sure the dog consumes it all). Repeat this dose for three days in a row. For giardia, repeat dose for 5-10 days in a row. Dogs over six months of age should be dewormed, if not monthly, at least twice each year.
Each deworming requires 3 days; once a day OR 5 days for Giardia, once a day. Note: The dosage for goats is only 2.3 mg per pound as opposed to 20 mg per pound for dogs. This is because goats and dogs are different species, have different physiologies, digestive tracts and metabolisms and also because different worms are being targeted in each (you can call Safeguard customer service and they will confirm this as will any veterinarian).
COST-EFFECTIVENESS: You can give a 40 lb. dog 5 monthly three day treatments with one $20 bottle of Safeguard Goat Dewormer Suspension 10% (100mg/mL) -125 mL (4.2 fl oz). Each monthly 3 day treatment would cost you about $4 as opposed to $12 per monthly 3 day treatment with Panacur C. If you have a multiple dog home or you’re a breeder like me then this is a huge savings without risking quality. Same medication.
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