Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer
By: Merck Animal Health
Due to complications with international customs agencies, we are unable to ship any wormers outside of the USA. We do apologize for the inconvenience.
Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) is used to treat hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms in dogs. It is used by veterinarians to treat other parasites as well. It is available as 1Gm, 2Gm, and 4Gm powder packets. The usual dose for dogs is one packet, based on weight, given once a day for 3 consecutive days. The medication can be mixed with a small amount of the animals usual food. Dry dog food may require slight moistening to allow for proper mixing.
Safe-Guard is for use only in puppies 6 weeks of age or older and adult dogs, including pregnant bitches. The usual dose for dogs, based on weight using the chart below, is given once a day for 3 consecutive days. The medication can be mixed with a small amount of the animal’s usual food. Dry dog food may require slight moistening to allow for proper mixing. Medicated food must be fully consumed to be effective.
|Dog Weight||Packet Size|
|10 pounds||1 gram|
|11-20 pounds||2 gram|
|21-30 pounds||1 gram + 2 gram|
|31-40 pounds||4 gram|
|41-50 pounds||1 gram + 4 gram|
|51-60 pounds||2 gram + 4 gram|
|61-80 pounds||Two 4 gram|
*packet size is the daily dose.
The dog must be treated with this dose for 3 days in a row.
Caution: This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it.
Do not deworm a dog or puppy that is sick.
Consult your veterinarian for the diagnosis of the illness.
Because humans can contract roundworms, hookworm, and tapeworm from pets, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish.
To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
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