Dosage Forms Available:
- Oral Suspension
Fenbendazole is a drug prescribed by veterinarians to treat intestinal parasites. It kills roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and tapeworms in pets. It is only FDA-approved in dogs, but veterinarians often prescribe Fenbendazole to cats as well.
Your veterinarian may perform a fecal floatation test if they suspect a parasite or as part of a routine check-up. It involves taking a small fecal sample from your dog using a lubricated fecal loop. The feces is then put in a small container with a solution that will allow most of the fecal matter to sink and the parasite eggs to float. A slide is then made of the floating material and examined under a microscope. The slide is then scanned for eggs.
How It Works
Fenbendazole works by interrupting the parasites’ cellular transport and metabolism. They diminish the parasites’ energy reserves and limit their ability to eliminate waste and produce protective factors from their cells.