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Is it safe to give a puppy safeguard cattle 10% fenbendazole

Customer Question

Is it safe to give a puppy safeguard cattle 10% fenbendazole instead of panacur? What's the difference? Is it legal and why?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As a substitute to Panacur , what's the difference?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Fenbendazole is fenbendazole. You just need to pay attention to the concentration. Panacur for dogs is 22.2% fenbendazole which equals 222 mg/gram of product. 10% fenbendazole equals 100 mg/gram of product. Dogs are dosed at 22.7 mg/lb daily for three consecutive days when wormed as pups. 22.7 mg/lb = 0.227 grams of a 10% product/lb of body weight.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I need to get a prescription for it? I know I can purchase it with out a RX , but is it against Veternary practice to give it to dogs instead of goats?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

No, these are over the counter products and we commonly prescribe products designed for large animals to small and vice versa. Please continue our conversation if you wish.