Intestinal worms can cause serious health problems for dogs. Puppies can get worms from their mothers, and any dog that comes in contact with dog feces or contaminated soils is at risk. People can also get sick when infected with a canine intestinal parasite. For these reasons, routinely deworming dogs is an important part of responsible pet ownership.
Fenbendazole, the active ingredient in both Panacur and Safe-Guard for dogs, is an easy to use broad-spectrum canine dewormer. No single dewormer can control every type of intestinal parasite, but fenbendazole kills roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms – the big four canine worms. Follow the directions on the package to ensure that you use the product safely and effectively. As always, contact your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.