Panacur C (fenbendazole) is a broad spectrum parasiticide used to treat hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms in dogs. For: Dogs (6 weeks of age or older) Benefits:
How it works: Fenbendazole is a member of the benzimidizole group of anti-parasite medications which makes it a relatively broad-spectrum medication. It binds to parasitic proteins which leads to damaging the integrity and the transport function of cells in parasites.
Cautions: Side effects are rare, but may include loose stools. Since humans can contract roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms from pets, it's important to maintain good personal hygiene. It's also important to eliminate fleas and to not feed your pet uncooked meat or fish. To prevent re-infection, clean up stools on a daily basis.
How this medicine should be used: Fenbendazole is FDA approved for use in dogs only. 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 20 pounds 2 gram 30 pounds 1 gram + 2 gram 40 pounds 4 gram 50 pounds 1 gram + 4 gram 60 pounds 2 gram + 4 gram 80 pounds Two 4 gram Over 80 pounds Use combinations to obtain recommended dose *packet size is the daily dose. The dog must be treated with this dose for 3 days in a row.