The Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer 1 gram is used for the treatment and control of internal parasites in dogs. It specifically targets tapeworms, whipworms, hookworms and roundworms. Safe-guard is easy to administer and it provides complete 6-month protection between medication. The deworming schedule depends on the climate of your location and the activity of your pet. Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer is recommended for house pets, show dogs, elderly dogs, working dogs, pregnant dogs, heartworm-infected dogs and young puppies over the age of 6 weeks. Each box contains 3 packets and combine other sizes if needed for a 3-day treatment of dewormer.
There are 3 sizes available for the body weight of dogs:
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer 1 gram (3 x 1 gram packets) (each packet treats 10 lbs. of body weight)
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer 2 grams (3 x 2 gram packets) (each packet treats 20 lbs. of body weight)
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer 4 grams (3 x 4 gram packets) (each packet treats 40 lbs. of body weight)
House pets, show dogs, elderly dogs, working dogs, pregnant dogs, heartworm-infected dogs and young puppies over the age of 6 weeks
Mixing the daily dose with a small amount of the usual food - Make sure your dog eats all of the medicated food - You may need to moisten dry dog food to aid mixing Repeat the everyday dose for 3 days in a row * See label for complete application instructions
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.
The daily dose for Safe-Guard Canine is 50 mg/kg (22.7 mg/lb) of body weight.
You should weigh your dog to make sure you are using the right dose; i.e. correct gram amount and appropriate number of pouches.
Your dog must be treated with the following dose for 3 days in a row.
Dog Weight (lbs) = Pouch Size (Daily Dose)
10 = 1 gram *
11 to 20 = 2 gram *
21 to 30 = 1 gram + 2 gram *
31 to 40 = 4 gram *
41 to 50 = 1 gram + 4 gram *
51 to 60 = 2 gram + 4 gram *
61 to 80 = Two 4 gram *
Over 80 = * Combine pouches to obtain recommended daily dosage
Mix daily dose with a small amount of the usual food. Make sure your dog eats all the medicated food. You may need to moisten dry dog food to aid mixing.
Repeat the dose for 3 days in a row.
Recommended Deworming Schedule: 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 guidance.
Weaned pups (6-8 weeks of age) should be dewormed at 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age.
Treat the dam at the same time as the puppies.
Dogs over 6 months of age should be dewormed at least twice each year.
Diagnosis of Parasites:
Consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Specific diagnoses require laboratory testing. Dogs can become infected with several different kinds of tapeworms. Safe-Guard Canine only kills Taenia species of tapeworms. If you continue to see tapeworm segments in your dog’s stool after treatment with Safe-Guard Canine, consult your veterinarian.
Roundworms and hookworms may pose serious human health risks; regular deworming may help reduce those risks.
Safe-Guard Canine is safe for use in puppies 6 weeks or older and adult dogs, including pregnant bitches. Do not deworm a dog or puppy that is sick. Consult your veterinarian for diagnosis of the illness.
In US clinical studies 3 of 240 dogs (about 1% of the treated dogs) had vomiting associated with use of the product.
Dogs readily accept Safe-Guard Canine Granules. When mixed in food, dogs usually eat it without fuss, which helps to ensure that they receive a complete and proper dosing.
Weigh your dog to make sure you are using the correct dosage.
Follow the box directions for daily dosage requirements. (refer to chart)
The same dosage must be administered for three consecutive days.
Do not stop treatment before the end of the three-day treatment period.