Fenbendazole powder is used to treat a variety of parasites in cats, dogs, ferrets and other species. This moderate-acting medication works by inhibiting the energy metabolism of parasites. It is commonly prescribed for giardia in dogs, but it also treats hookworms, roundworms and Taenia tapeworms. It is available in granule, liquid, chew and capsule forms. The granule form can be mixed into your pet’s food for easy administration. In general, it takes a few days for this medication to begin working and most pets experience a few loose stools during this time.
Fendbendazole is a very safe medication for most animals. Side effects are rare, but in very rare cases higher doses of fenbendazole can cause an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Signs of this can include hives, facial swelling, lethargy and trouble breathing. It is important to seek emergency treatment if you see these signs in your pet.
This medication is very well tolerated by most dogs, cats and ferrets. However, some may experience diarrhea during treatment. It is also recommended that a fecal examination be performed a few weeks after treatment to ensure that all internal parasites have been removed.
Panacur can be given in conjunction with most other medications and foods. It has not been found to interact with antibiotics, steroids or anesthetics. However, it is recommended that you do not use this medication with other antiparasitic medications containing benzimidazole (Fenbendazole is in the same family). This can lead to an overdose and serious consequences. fenbendazole powder