Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) powder is effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and taenia tapeworms. It is easy to administer by simply mixing into your dog’s food and can be given to dogs of all ages six weeks and older, including pregnant dogs. At regular doses fenbendazole does not cause side effects in most pets. However, if your pet has a severe reaction to this medication such as facial swelling, itching, hives, seizures, diarrhea or shock, seek veterinary attention immediately. These reactions may be caused by the release of substances from dying parasites.
Aside from its anthelmintic properties, fenbendazole also has been shown to have metabolic-regulating activities in animals. These properties may help improve glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and lipid profiles in animals suffering from conditions like obesity or diabetes.
Fenbendazole is a potent antiparasitic agent that has been used for decades in many species of animal, from cattle to dogs, cats and other exotic animals. It is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic and is often combined with other medications for more specific infections.
In horses, fenbendazole is commonly used for the removal of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, Strongylus equinus, Strongylus vulgaris and Trichostrongylus axei) as well as lungworms (Metastrongylus apri, Metastrongylus pudendotectus and Oesophagostomum dentatum) and nodular worms (Trichuris suis). It is also used to control ascarids in big cats such as lions, leopards and tigers, as well as in bears. This medication can be found in a variety of forms and can be purchased through your veterinarian, or by contacting a veterinary compounding company that has a prescription-only status. fenbendazole powder