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How to Use Safeguard Goat Dewormer on Dogs & Puppies – Safeguard Fenbendazole 10% Worming Dosage Chart for Dogs & Puppies

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How to Deworm your Dogs & Puppies with Safeguard For Goats Dewormer… 

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Why ‘Safeguard for Goats’ is a Must Have for Dog Breeders like me! 

Safeguard for Goats – (Fenbendazole) 10% Suspension is often used by multiple dog owners, dog breeders, pet rescues, and shelters because it’s much easier especially with young puppies and it’s also much more economical and equally as effective.

Fenbendazole the active ingredient found in both brand names “Safe-guard” and “Panacur” and not only does Fenbendazole kill ALL 4 types of intestinal worms in dogs and puppies but it’s also 96% effective in treating Giardia (giardiasis) which is the most common intestinal parasites found in dogs today, however, GIARDIA can easily go undetected in adult dogs because a large majority remain asymptomatic while their infected puppies can experience mild to severe diarrhea and vomiting.

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HOW OFTEN DO YOU TREAT YOUR DOGS WITH SAFEGUARD?

As a dog breeder myself, it’s very important for me to follow a strict Safeguard (Fenbedazole) protocal with all my dogs in order to ensure that we are sending home worm and giardia free puppies.

I HIGHLY recommend ALL Dog Breeders and everyday dog owners alike use Safeguard at least 2x a year, and more often with breeding dogs.

Personally, I use Safe-guard with my pregnant dams and my whole pack 10 days prior to whelping a litter and then our puppies at 6, 8, 12 weeks and/or 3 days prior to sending them home. 

  • Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) is safe for pregnant and lactating dogs and puppies 6+ wks.

More Info Below – About Giardia Sypmtoms and Treatment

(regardless if symptoms of worms or giardia are present or not). Better to be safe then sorry. 

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WHY IS SAFEGUARD FOR GOATS MORE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR MULTIPLE DOG HOMES AND LITTERS OF PUPPIES?

A small bottle of Safeguard for Goats can be used to deworm a whole litter of puppies PLUS Mom for 3 days with 1 small bottle of the suspension safeguard for goats, instead of buying several individual boxes of the safeguard granules at $6 to $10 per box. 

Plus,  the smallest granule packets are for 10 lb dogs, so for puppies under 10 lbs…  you have to guesstimate how much of the packet to give each puppy? Then make sure each puppy eats all the medicine in their food dish?

Safeguard labeled for cows and goats used for Puppies

With liquid the Safeguard for Goats Dewormer you can use an oral dosage syringe and the dosage chart below and dose each puppy and mom – more accurately and much easier. Unfortunately,  the dosage chart for dogs is not listed on the back of the bottle of Safeguard for Goats.

Hence the need for the dosage chart (see below).

INTERESTING SAFEGUARD FACT: You give cows less fenbendazole than you do dogs. For example you’d give a 100 pound Cow only 2.3 ml’s and a 100 lb dog 22 ml’s.😳

Using Safeguard for Goats & Extra Large Dogs? 

I personally don’t recommend using Safeguard for Goats suspension for dogs over the 60 lbs range only because of how much you need to give them,  For example a 75 lb dog needs 17 ML’s a day for 3 days!  So,  I’d either just use the Safeguard granuels,  or make sure you have a 20 ML syringe on hand or it’s gonna be a lot of work giving them 3 ML’s at a time! Take it from someone who’s tried. Phew. 

The Safeguard suspension formula is GREAT FOR LITTERS OF PUPPIES AND MULTIPLE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE DOGS.. but it can get a bit messy and basically a hassle to administer that much liquid orally to a large or giant breed dog.

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What Parasites Does Safeguard Treat in Comparison to Other Dog Dewormers?

Safe-Guard treats:

  • ROUNDWORM
  • HOOKWORM
  • TAENIA TAPEWORM
  • WHIPWORM
  • GIARDIA

Safe-Guard® or Fenbendazole is the ONLY over-the-counter canine dewormer that treats ALL FOUR major intestinal worms in dogs and also treats Giardia. 

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COMPARISON CHART

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Safeguard for Goats for Dogs and Puppies Dosage Chart

Smaller Bottles of Safe-Guard for Goats 10% Suspension – 4.2 oz

100 mg per mL – 125 mL’s per bottle

Safeguard labeled for cows and goats but for Puppies

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Larger Bottle of Safe-Guard for Goats 10% Suspension- 33 oz

100 mg per mL -1000 mL’s per bottle

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Buying Multiple Bottles

If you don’t think you’ll need the 1000 mL size bottle.  You can also buy multiple bottles of the small 125 mL bottles on Amazon and save some money. 

Buy a Pack of 2 Sage Guard 125 ML Size Bottles on Amazon but buying anything past 2 it will probably be more cost effective to buy the Larger 1000 ML Size Bottle

SAFE-GUARD TREATMENT LENGTH:

1x a Day for 3 days

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SAFE-GUARD DOSAGE CHART FOR PUPPIES AND ADULT DOGS:

THIS DOSAGE CHART FOR DOGS – IS FOR THE SAFEGUARD LABELED FOR GOATS (FENBENDAZOLE SUSPENSION 10%) ONLY

Safeguard is a 1x a day for 3 Days Treatment

REFRIGERATE, MUST BE SHAKEN WELL BEFORE USE

Exact Dosage is listed in the 3RD Column…  
Weight in LBS. Mg per Pound

Dosage in ML’s

2.00 22.7 0.45
3.00 22.7 0.68
4.00 22.7 0.91
5.00 22.7 1.14
6.00 22.7 1.36
7.00 22.7 1.59
8.00 22.7 1.82
9.00 22.7 2.04
10.00 22.7 2.27
11.00 22.7 2.50
12.00 22.7 2.72
13.00 22.7 2.95
14.00 22.7 3.18
15.00 22.7 3.41
16.00 22.7 3.63
17.00 22.7 3.86
18.00 22.7 4.09
19.00 22.7 4.31
20.00 22.7 4.54
21.00 22.7 4.77
22.00 22.7 4.99
23.00 22.7 5.22
24.00 22.7 5.45

 
Weight in LBS. Mg per Pound Dosage to Give in ML’s
25.00 22.7 5.68
27.50 22.7 6.24
30.00 22.7 6.81
32.50 22.7 7.38
35.00 22.7 7.95
37.50 22.7 8.51
40.00 22.7 9.08
42.50 22.7 9.65
45.00 22.7 10.22
47.50 22.7 10.78
50.00 22.7 11.35
52.50 22.7 11.92
55.00 22.7 12.49
57.50 22.7 13.05
60.00 22.7 13.62
62.50 22.7 14.19
65.00 22.7 14.76
67.50 22.7 15.32
70.00 22.7 15.89
72.50 22.7 16.46
75.00 22.7 17.03
77.50 22.7 17.59
80.00 22.7 18.16
82.50 22.7 18.73
85.00 22.7 19.30
87.50 22.7 19.86
90.00 22.7 20.43
92.50 22.7 21.00
95.00 22.7 21.57
97.50 22.7 22.13
100.00 22.7 22.70


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Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice from a veterinarian.

BEST SIZE ORAL SYRINGES TO USE:

10 ML Dosage Syringe

For an accurate dosage use a 3 ml/cc syringe for Small Puppies under 5lbs and a 10 ml/cc or 5 ml/cc dosing syringe for Older Puppies and Adults up to 45 lbs. (1ml. = 1cc.)

Use a 10 ML or 20 ML Dosage Syringe for Larger Adults Dogs over 45 lbs so you don’t have to give them several doses using a smaller syringe! 

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IF YOU JUST HAVE ONE DOG TO WORM? 

SafeGuard Granules Dosage Chart

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If you just have a couple dogs to deworm then I don’t think using Safeguard for Goats is necessary. Just use the Safe-Guard Powder Granule Packets labeled for dogs.

Dosage: Each box includes treatment for 1 Dog.  3 day treatment of 3 individual packets. One packet per day sprinkled on their food for 3 days.

DOSAGE CHART FOR SAFE-GUARD GRANULES FOR DOGS

Safe-guard (fenbendazole) Canine Dewormer Packets: (small,  medium or large dogs) 

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SAFE-GUARD DEWORMER GRANUELS – THE THREE BOX SIZES:

8in1 Safe-Guard 4 Canine Dewormer for Dogs, 3 day treatment

For 10 LB, 20 LB OR 40 LB DOGS

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OUR DREAMYDOODLE PUPPY DEWORMING PROTOCOL

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I deworm our puppy litters every 2 wks until our puppies go home. We start with a Pyrantel Pamoate brand which is labeled for humans but same exact medication for dogs, just using a different dosage chart.  It’s just a more cost effective solution for worming multiple dogs and litters of puppies. 

Learn more about the brand of Pyrantel Pamoate I use and its dosage chart on my Pyrantel Dosage Chart Page

Chocolate Merle Multigen Labradoodle Male from Tippy's LitterOnce our puppies are 6 weeks old, I switch to Safe-guard dewormer for goats (Fenbendazole). I dose them again at 7 1/2 to 8 weeks old,  starting 3 days before they go home since Safeguard is a 3 day treatment and I want to make sure they go home free of worms and giardia.

Safe-guard wormer is not recommended for puppies under 6 weeks old BUT Pyrantel Pamoate is safe for 2+ wk old puppies and both Safeguard and Pyrantel are safe for pregnant and lactating dogs.   

Red Ribbon Merle Aussiedoodle Female  SOLDMy vet recommends we deworm our pregnant dogs 10 days prior to her due date and then again every three weeks while she’s nursing her puppies in order to prevent her from transmitting parasites. 

This worming protocol covers all your bases and helps you to send home WORM FREE and GIARDIA FREE puppies.

IMPORTANT: I am not a Vet so please discuss your worming protocol with your vet as well.

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WHAT IS GIARDIA?

Giardiasis (Giardia) is a tiny, one-celled parasite that lives in the small intestine of affected animals. It is difficult to diagnose as not all infected animals show clinical signs. Symptoms are more visible in younger and older animals. The first clinical sign of Giardia is usually diarrhea with a strong odor or excessive mucus. Dehydration may also occur due to the diarrhea.

Giardia Symptoms and Treatment with Safe-Guard

The drug Fenbendazole (Safeguard,  Panacur) has been found to be the most effective treatment for Giardia in Dogs and Puppies. It is 96% effective and a very safe drug. Safe-Guard is safe for pregnant, lactating dogs and puppies 6+ wks or older.

USING SAFEGUARD AS A TREATMENT FOR GIARDIA: Treat all dogs and/or puppies infected with giardia for 5 DAYS. I treat the whole litter and all my adult dogs at the same time regardless if their symptomatic or not.

HOW DOGS CONTRACT GIARDIA AND HOW SOON WILL YOU SEE SYMPTOMS?

Dogs contract Giardia through ingesting infectious cysts that are shed in another animal’s feces. Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated with feces. Puppies can contract giardia from an infected Mom (with or without symptoms) or another dog on the property.

Time it takes from ingestion of the giardia cysts to passage in feces is 5 to 12 days in dogs.

The symptoms of giardiasis usually begin 5-12 days after a giardiasis infection has occurred, but they can appear even up to three weeks later. They can begin suddenly or develop slowly.

HOW LONG CAN GIARDIA SURVIVE IN AN ENVIROMENT?

Giardia cysts are very resistant in the environment, and can live for 2-3 months in standing water as well as mud. Prolonged freezing temperatures will kill most or all Giardia. 

  • In the soil 
    • In cold temperatures (around 4°C/39.2°F), Giardia can survive for approximately 7 weeks (49 days).
    • At room temperature (around 25°C/77°F), Giardia can survive for approximately 1 week (7 days).

Info Source: CDC Website – Read Giardia FAQ

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GIARDIA?

 The symptoms of dogs or puppies infected with Giardia:

  • Diarrhea, which can be mild or explosive.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diminished appetite.
  • Gas.
  • Abdominal discomfort.
  • Foul-smelling stool.
  • Pale, soft, stool with mucus.

A large majority of healthy adult dogs will show mild to no symptoms at all of giardia so that’s why it’s so important to treat all pregnant dogs 10 days prior to whelping a litter, and again before sending puppies home to their new families and also any newly adopted ot rescued dogs as a precaution for  worms AND giardia.

CAN YOU TEST FOR GIARDIA?

Yes, a fecal exam can be done by your vet to test for giardia. However, Giardia is notoriously tricky to detect, and a single fecal exam only has a 70 percent chance of detecting the infection. Performing three fecal samples within five consecutive days does increase the chance of detection to greater than 90 percent.

 

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AT RISK DOGS – WHEN TO TEST OR TREAT:

  • All dogs are at risk for giardia — even those on year round parasite preventive AND those without diarrhea symptoms should be tested for Giardia twice a year or better yet, just de-worm ALL your dogs with Safeguard 2x a year. Two Birds, One Stone.
  • All dogs with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should be tested for giardia and other gastrointestinal parasites like coccidia.
  • All newly adopted or rescued dogs
  • All dogs returning from high-risk environments (e.g., kennels, dog breeders, dog shows, boarding facilities)
  • FOR BREEDERS: Since a majority of adult dogs will show no symptoms of Giardia, All Pregnant Females should be treated 10 days prior to whelping a litter of puppies and the puppies should all be treated at 6, 8, 12 weeks and/or 3 days prior to going home, regardless if symptoms are present. Safeguard is safe for pregnant and lactating females.

HOW TO KILL GIARDIA IN YOUR PUPPY ENCLOSURES AND DOG DISHES:

Just wBleach and Giardiaashing dog food bowls with disinfectant soap will NOT kill these tiny protozoa. One cup of chlorine bleach in a gallon of water however is an effective disinfectant for Giardia cysts. One minute of exposure to this chlorine bleach solution is enough to completely kill the Giardia cysts.

Bleach kills Giardia after only one minute of contact. 

Use 1 cup to one gallon ratio of Bleach and Water solution in a spray bottle, to wash dishes or your mop bucket to clean puppy areas and enclosures. 

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO DISINFECT MY HOME AFTER AN OUTBREAK OF GIARDIA?

MERLE MINI AUSSIEDOODLE PUPPY WITH TOYSClean and disinfect potentially contaminated items (toys, water bowls and food bowls, pet bedding, floors, dog crates, linens, towels, litter box, etc.) regularly until a few days after the last dose of medication is given.

Washing Dogs and Puppies After Giardia Infection

Pet MD Antiseptic and Antifungal Medicated Shampoo for Dogs, Cats and Horses with Chlorhexidine and Ketoconazole It’s recommend to after a giardia outbreak to bathe your dogs and puppies on the last day of treatment with a special medicated shampoo like Pet MD Antiseptic and Antifungal Medicated Shampoo or Chlor 4 Shampoo the chlorhexidine in this shampoo will kill any oocysts stuck to their fur, paying close attention to their hind, tail and to the back of their legs.

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GIARDIA LEFT UNTREATED

CHOCOLATE STANDARD LABRADOODLEMajority of Giardia infected adult dogs will show mild to no symptoms at all and if left untreated will clear up on its own in a couple months. When Giardia cysts are found in the stool of a healthy adult dog without diarrhea, they are generally considered to be a transient and insignificant finding.

However, I still recommend treating dogs with a positive fecal regardless of symptoms or not – to avoid spreading it to other dogs or puppies.

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Giardia left untreated in very young puppies can eventually lead to more acute symptoms, including bloody diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration as well as malnutrition symptoms like dull coats, malaise and loss of appetite.

GIARDIA PREVENTION

The best way to prevent Giardia infection is to make sure that your dogs have clean, safe drinking water. It is important not to allow dogs to drink water from areas where other animals haven’t eliminated.

Avoid high dog traffic areas like dog parks, dog friendly beaches and basically anywhere dogs go to the bathroom.

The other option to hiding your dog away from basically anywhere that might be fun for a dog.. you could also just deworm your dog with Safeguard 2x a year. 👍

FOR Dog breeders, I recommend just following a strict safe-guard protocal. TREATING your adults and parent dogs with fenbendazole at least 2x a year and 10 days prior to whelping a litter of puppies and then your puppies at 6wks, 8wks 12wks and/or 3 days before they go home.

CONFUSING GIARDIA SYMPTONS IN PUPPIES…

8 week old - Mini Aussiedoodle Puppy - Goose eating a shoe

8 week old – Mini Aussiedoodle Puppy – Goose

Giardia symptoms are often mistaken for food allergies…”something they must of ate” or switching dog food formulas, many new puppy owners may not suspect Giardia at all which can be especially frustrating for a new puppy owner,  who’s been trying out a bunch of new foods trying to clear up their puppies diarrhea!  Not knowing all they’ve needed was to treat their puppy with a cheap over the counter dewormer for 3-5 days,  Safeguard!

Giardia Education is Key to Prevention and Early Treatment.

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Litter of 5 wk old Labradoodle Puppies playing with my little girl!

BREEDERS.. Remember to educate your new puppy families about the risks, signs and symptoms of Giardia!



 

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