- When should I deworm my dog?
- What dose should I give my puppy who weighs less than 10lbs?
- How do I calculate the dose of Safe-Guard canine dewormer required for my 52-lb dog?
- Why do I have to use Safe-Guard canine dewormer three days in a row?
- Are there any potential side effects associated with the use of Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- What is the best way to administer Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- How can I get my dog to take the Safe-Guard canine dewormer granules if I feed him dry food?
- I usually serve my dog's food warm. Can I microwave my dog's food with the Safe-Guard canine dewormer granules on it?
- Can Safe-Guard canine dewormer be mixed with water and given this way?
- What intestinal worms does Safe-Guard canine dewormer kill?
- I’m already giving my dog a heartworm prevention product. Should I still deworm my dog with Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- Will I see dead worms in my dog's feces after administering Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- How will I know when my dog needs deworming again?
- Is there a peak season for intestinal parasite infections?
- Why does my dog still have worms after using Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- Can I give Safe-Guard canine dewormer to my dog if he has diarrhea?
- Should I continue the treatment if my dog vomits after the first dose?
- Why should I choose Safe-Guard canine dewormer over other products?
- Is it true that intestinal parasites in dogs are a public health problem?
- How can I protect myself and my family against intestinal worm infection?
- Can I use Safe-Guard Paste for horses or Safe-Guard Suspension for cattle to treat my dog?
- Can I give Sage-Guard canine dewormer to my cat?
- Can I use Safe-Guard canine dewormer after the expiry date marked on the packaging?
- Where can I purchase Safe-Guard canine dewormer?
- How can I learn more about deworming my dog?
If your puppy is 6 weeks of age or older, and weighs less than 5 lb, divide a 1.0 gram packet of Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) Canine Dewormer evenly into two halves, and give your puppy ½ packet daily for three consecutive days.
If your puppy weighs between 5 and 10 lb, you can safely give your puppy the entire contents of the 1.0 gram packet, once a day for three consecutive days.
If your dog's weight happens to be between the weights shown on the chart available on the package (see below), you can safely give the dose recommended for the next size up. More info on dosage.
For example, if your dog weighs 52 pounds, you can give one 2-gram and one 4-gram packet (for a total of two packets, or 6 grams) of Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer once a day, for three consecutive days.
Because of the life cycle of whipworms in dogs, Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer must be used three days in a row to effectively destroy this canine parasite.
Safe-Guard has been shown to be very safe and can be used in all breeds. It can also be given to young puppies (6 weeks of age and up), or when worming pregnant dogs, as well as to pregnant females, older dogs and dogs taking other medication.
That being said, as with any medication, there is the potential for adverse reactions. In U.S. clinical studies, 3 out of 240 dogs (about 1%) who were treated with Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer experienced some vomiting.
Simply pour the granules directly on your dog’s regular food. Then, just make sure that your dog eats all the medicated food.
If you feed your dog dry food, you can moisten the kibbles with water to soften them before adding the granules.
It’s a good idea to mix the granules with a small amount of food and offer it to your dog before feeding the rest of the meal. This is especially important if you leave your dog’s food out all day for him to nibble on.
We don’t recommend changing your dog’s food to something richer (like canned food) for the purpose of administering the granules. Such a change could upset his stomach and/or intestinal tract.
Microwaving could damage the granules and make the Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer ineffective. Microwaving is not recommended.
We don’t recommend administering Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer in water. The best way to administer the dog wormer it is to pour the granules directly on your dog’s regular food.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer eliminates roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) and one of the two types of tapeworms that affect dogs (Taenia pisiformis).
Heartgard® and Interceptor® heartworm prevention products provide excellent protection against heartworm disease. However, these types of products are not necessarily effective against all types of canine intestinal worms.
You should therefore take additional precautions to protect your dog against these parasites.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer helps to control and eliminate the major types of dog intestinal worms that affect dogs. Since it has no known drug interactions, it’s an ideal complement to heartworm prevention products – and an excellent choice for more complete protection.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer kills adult worms in your dog’s intestinal tract.
Depending on how heavily infested your dog was, you might see dead worms in his feces – in some cases, on more than one occasion.
It is critical that you repeat the dog wormer treatment at least every six months.
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Both puppies and adult dogs should be protected against dog intestinal worms year round.
That being said, adult dogs are more commonly exposed to parasites in the spring, summer and fall, depending on the part of the country in which you live.
Since Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer kills adult worms in the intestinal tract, it is normal to see dead worms in your dog’s stools after treatment.
However, if you see worms that resemble little grains of rice, your dog may be infected with Dipillydium caninum, a tapeworm that is transmitted by fleas and that is not killed by Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer.
If that’s the case, we strongly recommend that you consult your veterinarian, who can help you eliminate this parasite.
If your dog has diarrhea but is otherwise healthy and has a normal appetite, you can give him Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer.
If your dog is vomiting, consult your veterinarian first. Wait until the problem has been resolved before administering Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer to your dog.
If you changed your dog’s diet to richer food (for example from dry to canned food) in order to feed him the granules, that alone may have been enough to upset his stomach and/or intestinal tract – which is why we recommend adding Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer to your dog’s regular food.
However, if you fed your dog the granules with his regular food, he may be among the very small percentage (approximately 1%) of dogs who experience vomiting after dog wormer treatment. In that case, we recommend that you consult your veterinarian before administering another dose of Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer.
Broad-spectrum Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer safely and effectively eliminates and controls the major types of dog intestinal worms that affect dogs.
You can see for yourself how Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer compares to other canine deworming products, and is therefore, the best dog wormer available in stores.
Studies have shown that dogs, and especially puppies, are a primary risk for disease in humans.
This transmission of infection from animals to humans is called “zoonosis.”
Dogs infected with intestinal parasites shed worm eggs and larvae in their feces. Through contact with these eggs and larvae, humans can become infected with roundworms, hookworms and other parasites. Because of their play habits, children are at particular risk of infection.
We do not recommend that you treat your dog with Safe-Guard formulations for large animals. These formulations are not labeled for use in dogs.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer is conveniently pre-packaged to ensure accurate dosing in dogs.
No. Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer is only labeled for use in dogs.
We do not recommend using Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer after its expiry date. There is no data to support the effectiveness of the product after that date.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer is conveniently available in stores. To find a dealer near you, please consult the "Retailers" page on this Website.
Visit the "Canine Parasites" page on this Website to find out more about how to eliminate and prevent intestinal parasites in your dog.
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