Fenbendazole is a very effective treatment and preventative medication for many intestinal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, and Taenia tapeworms. It is a safe, easy-to-administer medication that can be mixed into canned food for your dog.
It is also an extremely effective anthelmintic medication for a wide range of gastrointestinal parasites in poultry, goats, sheep, cattle, fur game, and other domestic and exotic species. It is used to control and treat gastrointestinal nematodes (Hyostrongylus spp) and lungworms (Trichuris suis) in cattle, sheep, and goats; as well as some types of cestodes and trematodes in other animals and birds.
Unlike some other medications, fenbendazole is well-tolerated with few side effects. Occasionally, some dogs may experience vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or lethargy. These symptoms should be mild and should resolve after a few days.
If you have any questions, speak to your veterinarian for more information about fenbendazole. Your veterinarian can recommend a dosage and worming schedule that is best for your pet.
Fenbendazole powder is available through veterinary pharmacies or veterinary compounding companies. It should only be purchased with a prescription from your veterinarian.
If you have a prescription, be sure to store fenbendazole powder in a dark, dry place at room temperature. Keep away from sunlight and other toxins. If your veterinarian has made a compounded version of this medication for you, follow the storage recommendations from that specific formula. No monitoring is required after taking fenbendazole, but your veterinarian may recommend routine testing, depending on your pet’s condition and any other medications they are taking. fenben powder