Dosage and administration of dog worm treatment
Knowing how to treat dog worms is important. The daily dose for Safe-Guard® Canine Dewormer is 50 mg/kg (22.7 mg/lb) of body weight.
Weigh your dog to make sure you’re using the right dose.
The chart below will help you determine the number of grams and of packets that make up the correct daily dose for your dog.
Mix the granules with a small amount of your dog’s usual food. Make sure your dog eats all the medicated food. You may need to moisten the food to aid mixing.
Repeat the dose for 3 days in a row.
Recommended dog deworming schedule
The schedule may vary depending on the climate where you live and the activity of your dog. The following schedule should be used as a general guideline:
- Weaned puppies (6 to 8 weeks of age) should be dewormed at 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age.
- Treat the mother at the same time as the puppies.
- Dogs over 6 months of age should be dewormed at least twice each year. And remember, worming pregnant dogs is safe with Safe-Guard.
Symptoms of intestinal parasites in dogs
Be aware of changes in your dog’s behavior. Learn to recognize signs of canine intestinal parasites:
- worms or small white objects that look like grains of rice in your dog’s stool, fur or quarters; rear end scooting or dragging;
- round belly, low energy, diarrhea and/or vomiting;
- or no sign whatsoever; this is common in adult dogs!
Diagnosis of canine parasites
To be safe, consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of canine parasitism. Specific diagnoses require laboratory testing.
Dogs can become infected with several different kinds of tapeworms. Safe-Guard® only kills Taenia species of canine tapeworms. If you continue to see tapeworm segments in your dog's stool after treatment with Safe-Guard®, consult your veterinarian on tapeworm treatment for dogs.
Using Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer
Do not deworm sick dogs or puppies. Consult your veterinarian for a diagnosis of the illness.
In U.S. clinical studies 3 of 240 dogs (about 1% of the treated dogs) had vomiting associated with use of Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer.
Store at controlled room temperature (59-86°F).
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