Elizabeth – Safeguard’s active ingredient is fenbendazole. Safeguard and Panacur both have fenbendazole. The Safeguard paste is for equine. It is an off label use for canine. The dosing is different. That is the difference. Safeguard does not want people to know what the correct dosing is for dogs. They make a separte formula for dogs that is much more costly!!
DO NOT GIVE FENBENDAZOLE TO PREGNANT OR LACTATING PETS
Fenbendazole (Panacur), well known for its effectiveness against a variety of intestinal parasites, also appears to be very effective against Giardia. In a controlled trial at Cornell 6/6 dogs were effectively treated. The same dose that is used to treat roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and the tapeworm Taenia pisiformis (22 mg/lb orally once daily for 3 consecutive days) is used to treat Giardia. If the infection is not cleared on this regimen, a longer course of therapy is used (5 to 7 days). Fenbendazole has a proven track record for being very safe and is thought to not have any teratogenic effects. Fenbendazole is therefore the drug of choice for treatment of Giardia in pregnant animals.
Active Ingredients (in Each Dosage Unit):
You have a 10% solution which is 100mg/ml. So the dose for a dog would be .23 ml per pound or 2.3 ml per 10#. A 50# dog would get 12 ml. The dosage for dogs is usually much higher than other species for fenbendazole. In this case, the dog dose is 10X higher than the goat dose (5mg/kg) so a 100# dog would get 23 ml of Fenbendazole (Safeguard) 3 days in a row.
Fenbendazole Granules 22.2% (222 mg/g)