Deworming medications work in a variety of ways to kill parasites and help your pet feel better. One common dewormer is fenbendazole. This medication works by binding to tubulin, a protein that is part of the cell structure of the parasite. This causes the parasite to become starved of energy and eventually dies. Depending on the type of worm, fenbendazole can also destroy immature life stages, such as larvae or eggs. The medication is available in granules, liquid and chews and can be mixed into your dog’s food for easy administration. Talk to your veterinarian about the best fenbendazole formulation for your pet and instructions on how to administer it.
Fenbendazole is a broad spectrum methylcarbamate benzimidazole that is used to treat many types of intestinal parasites in dogs, cats, fur animals (foxes, coyotes), horses and livestock. It is primarily used to eliminate hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and Taenia tapeworms in dogs and cats. However, it is also effective against lungworms and giardia in cats. It is also a very effective trematocidal and can be used to treat nematode infections in cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs and other mammals.
While fenbendazole is safe for most pets, it can be toxic to some animals, including rabbits and ferrets. In addition, it can also have negative effects on the liver and kidneys of some animals. If your pet has a preexisting liver or kidney disease, it is important to let your veterinarian know before using this drug. Your veterinarian may also recommend a fecal examination after treatment to ensure that all internal parasites have been eliminated. fenbendazole powder