Anyone ever give Safeguard to Dogs???

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by goatweed, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. goatweed

    goatweed New Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Just curious. Or any other wormer for that matter.
    I've got one that always seems to have tapes and the little pills get to be so expensive not to mention they may be ineffective. Thought I would try some of the goat wormers that I have a ton of!!!
  2. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Those little dog pills ARE essentially Safeguard- Pyrantel Pamoate is the active ingredient, so if you dose correctly, I dont see that there would be any difference

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    watch giving Ivermectin -- I hear it is unsafe for some breeds of dogs

    dotn know how accurate it is but I read it somewhere once :shrug:
  4. Trace

    Trace New Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Stacy's right - Ivermectin can be really bad for collies - border and rough.
  5. Mully

    Mully New Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs and Old English Sheepdogs are sensitive to Ivermectin. Safeguard is a good dewormer for dogs and is in tablet form. Safeguard is Fenbendazole which only kills tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms and whip worms. It does not kill heart worms so make sure you get something for heartworm as well ...some do contain Ivermectin so read the label if you have a breed that it should not be given to.
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    thanks guys I wasnt sure the breeds now i know :thumb:
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Safeguard(febendazole) is mainly used to get rid of one kind of tapeworm....there are 2 types, those transmitted by fleas and those carried by wildlife. Not sure which type it will kill though. And yes, I have given the Safeguard paste to my dogs with no adverse reactions, dogs need 22.2% of febendazole per 10lbs to be effective. Also have used the pyrantel pomate liquid for horses as well on my dogs....the amount of the wormer per ml of liquid is 50mg, the dose for dogs according to dog wormer labels with pyrantel pomate is 25mg per 20 lbs......and overdosing is hard to do as with lab studies done, up to 75mg was given with no reactions. I have dosed my 40lb dog with 2cc of the pyrantel liquid horse wormer with no problems at all.

    I've also used a pea sized drop of safeguard paste on barn cats, again no problem.
  8. goatweed

    goatweed New Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    So if I give Safeguard paste, what would the dosage be? Anyone know? Not real good at math. Thanks again for the answers.

  9. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    What is the weight of the dog?

    The tubes of safeguard supply enough to worm at 25mg per pound...the entire tube supplies enough febendazole to worm a 100lb dog.

    1/4 of a tube will worm a 25lb dog.

    If you have a large syringe with the cc on it, I suggest putting the contents into the marked syringe and going from there. It is reccomended to dose for 3 days and be aware that as with ANY drug, vomiting can occur.
  10. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I've given safeguard to the barn cats a bunch of times. I've never overdosed them. I just go by the dosage on the bottle for goats. lol So I don't see why it would hurt the dogs. They also give safeguard to people... pretty much any animal can get it.
  11. goatweed

    goatweed New Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    ok. got it. thank you very much yet again.
  12. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    also boxers are sensitive to the ivermectin
  13. megancolleend

    megancolleend New Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    For the horse paste the dosage is 1cc per every 5# of dog.
  14. dobe627

    dobe627 Senior Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    southeast PA
    Aussies and mini aussies(aka north american shepherds) can also have mdr1 so should not have ivermectin products unless tested neg for mdr1 gene.
  15. safeguard should be fine for any breed.
    The Ivermectin is UNSAFE for most of the herding breeds.
  16. deronmo

    deronmo New Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    I have used the equine wormer on the dog, but like Hot cakes says, not the best concept. I don't know much about heart worm and whether fenbendazole performs at all for it.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012