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Worming your Puppy/Dog

An effective and economical way to deworm your dogs is to use a product that was originally designed to worm cattle. Safe-Guard 10% Suspension is a liquid dewormer that comes in a 1000 ml bottle and contains 100 mg per ml of the active ingredient which is Fenbendazole. Fenbendazole is the same ingredient found in many dog dewormers and using the cattle product is much, much cheaper. Many of the other dog dewormers are also only effective against 2-3 types of intestinal worms, whereas, Safeguard suspension is effective against all 4 types. This deworming method has the added benefit of ridding and preventing giardiasis.

All recommendations stated here are what we do to care for our own personal dogs, but we cannot be held liable for any practices you choose to use on your dog. I recommend you speak with your vet before administering any dewormer.

The recommended dosage of this exact product and strength for canines is 1.25 cc per 5 lbs (or 1.25ml per 5 pounds) of bodyweight per day for a 3 day period. The Canine doses are not on the bottle, you can get a syringe from a pharmacy. I deworm each litter  at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. Adult dogs are proactively treated for worms on the fifteenth of every other month. Fenbendazole is always administered for 3-consecutive days. Disguise the taste of the liquid Panacur with maple syrup. I had another lady mix it with Dyne. The paste (Panacur/febendazole (sp)) is dosed at 10x the dose for ruminates. For instance, a tube that does 500 lbs of horse will does 50 lbs of dog. I get the apple flavored and do not mix it with anything. They take it ok if you give a little at a time and inject it into the back of the tongue. I will give a bit and then tap the nose with a liver treat  so they lick their nose and swallow. After they eat it all, they get the treat.

If your using paste you want to multiply the dogs weight by 10 and dose to that mark. Do that 3 days in a row.

For a look in depth at the 4 types of worms and at this method of deworming, I refer folks to this link http://www.beaglesunlimited.net/

Even though we regularly worm our puppies, while they are with us,  we can not guarantee that they are worm-free/parasite-free.  That is our goal, but maybe you're aware that a dog can be worm-free and make one trip outdoors and all of that can change.  So we will not guarantee that there will be no worms, though we promise you that we will worm your puppy by the schedule that is laid out. I also have started taking in a fecal sample the week before the puppies go home to make sure that they are parasite free. Again, even though you get a good report on a fecal, there is still a chance of parasites being in the system for they "shed" at varying rates.

There are many breeders who worm with 2 of the types of wormers. First, I mention the Panacur above, but the second wormer is Ivomec pour on for cattle (1% solution). The Ivomec (DO NOT USE IN COLLIES) is easy to use by pouring on the food .1 cc for every 10 pounds of body weight. Use an insulin syringe it has small enough markings to measure accurately. Feeding Ivomec internally deals with Heartworm, roundworms, hooks and whips. Ivemectrin is not recommended for use in puppies less than 6 weeks old....Ivemectrin is considered to be safe to use during pregnancy. If you are only wanting to treat for Heartworm, the dosage is .006 mg/kg orally once monthly

Hint for those who want to do their own math and be more exact...
1 CC = 1 ml
1kg = 2.2 pounds (lbs)
200 micrograms (mcg) = 0.2 mg (miligrams)

Again, follow the advice of your veterinarian first and foremost in the care of your animal(s). We openly share what has helped us as others have done for us.

All recommendations stated here are what we do to care for our own personal dogs, but we cannot be held liable for any practices you choose to use on your dog. I recommend you speak with your vet before administering any dewormer.

Click here to see what we do about Coccidia.

Deworming naturally at this link.


panacuring pups
2 weeks for just one day. then again at 4 and 7  weeks for 3 days.

Infection may be treated using one of a number of different drugs that are available through Vet Supply Stores. The treatment of choice is often with Metronidazole (brand name Flagyl). Metronidazole has two interesting properties--the action is largely confined to the gut and it also seems to stimulate the local immune system. Metronidazole kills off the giardia and reduces the numbers to the level the dog's immune system can handle. This is my first choice for treating giardiasis in Beagles. I buy a product called FISH-ZOLE which is simply the prescription Metronidazole (Rx) bottled and labeled for fish tank use. It is a bottle of 250 mg x 100 tablets of Metronidazole (Flagyl) for only $11.17 . These tablets are the exact same tablets that you get when your Vet prescribes this drug to your dogs. Let me make this clear, these are the exact same tablets: same size, same color, and even same markings. Recommended Dosage:  I give adult Beagles (avg. 25 lbs) one 250 mg tablet twice per day and Beagle puppies (avg. 8-12 lbs) one-half of a 250 mg tablet twice per day for a total of 5 days. In 5 days, your Beagles will be 100% FREE from giardiasis. These tablets are extremely easy to administer, and this is also the dosage which is recommended by most Vets. You will not find this medication cheaper anywhere else. 7 to 14 milligrams per pound that the dog weighs for five to seven days


To completely clear your Beagle kennel of the protozoan giardia once and for all, give all Beagles (adults and pups) a 5 day treatment of Metronidazole (Flagyl), followed up by a shot of Giardia Vax. Then give your Beagles an annual booster of Giardia Vax and giardiasis will be gone for good from your hounds. I highly recommend that all Beaglers order this vaccine and do the shots yourself.

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