Pet Medication 101: FenbendazoleIt’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what fenbendazole (Panacur) is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication.FirstVet is the #1 online video veterinary service.FirstVet offers video calls with experienced veterinarians for just $35. You can get a consultation within minutes by downloading the FirstVet app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Over 500,000 users trust FirstVet to care for their animals. Rating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1300 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviews Download app 1. Drug Name:fenbendazole2. Brand Names:Panacur, Safe Guard3. How Dispensed:Over the counter and prescription4. Forms:Granules, suspension, paste, pellets, premix5. Drug Type/Class:Anthelmintic (dewormer)6. Uses in Dogs and Cats:Broad-spectrum dewormer used against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms7. How it Works:Disrupts the parasite’s metabolism which eliminates its energy stores and its ability to produce protection from within its cells.8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdose:Vomiting can occur, hypersalivation, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite9. Drug Interactions:Praziquantel (another dewormer)Dexamethasone10. Cautionary Statements:Do not give to sick dogs or puppiesDo not give to pregnant or lactating petsUse only in pets over 6 weeks of ageRead more:Hookworms in Dog and CatsRoundworms in Dogs and CatsTapeworms in Dogs and CatsHave more questions about fenbendazole or other medications for your pets?Schedule a video consult to speak with one of our vets.