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What are the Different Uses of Panacur&Reg; for Dogs?

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Panacur® is used in dogs to treat a number of different types of internal parasites. Some parasites that Panacur® treats are roundworms and hookworms. If treated early, parasites in dogs are rarely life threatening.

A parasite is a type of organism that obtains its nutrients from another animal. There are many different types of parasites that affect dogs, and puppies are especially susceptible. Parasites include fleas, ticks, and lice, as well as internal parasites such as different kinds of worms, which is what Panacur® for dogs is used to treat.

As a type of wide-spectrum parasiticide, Panacur® is used to kill parasites in many types of animals. It can treat, among other parasites, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and whipworms. It works by binding to the proteins of the parasites and damaging the integrity of their cells. One type of Panacur® for dogs is called Panacur® C and comes in a granule form that can easily be added to a dog's food.

Typically, worms are not life threatening to a dog if they are treated early. If let untreated, over time, they can multiply extensively, weakening the dog's immune system. At the very least, worms can be uncomfortable for a dog.

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One common type of worm that infects canines is the roundworm, which is tan or white, spaghetti-like in appearance, and typically 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) long. Infected dogs may have symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea and can appear lethargic or sick. Roundworms reside in the intestines, and if a dog is heavily infected, worms may appear in its stool. Large infestations can also result in dangerous intestinal blockages. Panacur® for dogs is used treat roundworm infections.

Hookworms are another type of common intestinal parasite that can be treated with Panacur® for dogs. Hookworms are a type of parasitic nematode and live off a dog's blood. The symptoms of a hookworm infection include itchy feet, diarrhea, and wheezing and coughing. Since hookworms consume an animal's blood, an infected dog can suffer from anemia. If left untreated, hookworm infections can be harmful or fatal to dogs, especially to puppies.

Side effects of Panacur® are rare and can include loose stools. Dog owners should also be warned that many types of parasites in pets can be transferred to humans. In order to prevent this from occurring, pet owners should wash their hand often and practice good hygiene around infected pets.

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anon352441
Post 5

I gave my dog panacur and now he is throwing up like white foam. Is this normal? Can someone please help me figure out what is going on?

wavy58
Post 4

The Panacur C dosage for dogs differs according to age. When a puppy is less than six months old, you have to be careful about giving him the right amount, because too much could harm him.

I asked my vet precisely how often I should be giving it to him. She said that from 3 weeks to 3 months of age, he needed it every two weeks. After that, he needed it once a week until he got to be 6 months old.

Adult dogs don't need it as often, because their bodies are stronger. With puppies, it's always best to ask a vet about any medication you are about to give them.

shell4life
Post 3

I like to use Panacur C, because it can prevent worms as well as treat them. My dogs like to roam on the pasture land and in the woods beside my house, and they are always feasting on dead animals. They are very prone to developing worms because of this.

I use the granule packets. I give each dog one gram for every ten pounds of body weight. I did this for three days in a row.

The instructions said to treat them four times annually. I always keep track of this by writing it on my calendar, because prevention is very important when you have outdoor dogs.

StarJo
Post 2

@cloudel – Panacur is very effective at treating tapeworms, too. I didn't know this at the time, but my vet told me that fleas can cause tapeworms in a dog.

Dogs often eat fleas while they are biting away at their itchy skin. The fleas, if contaminated, can produce tapeworms inside the dog.

My dog scooted his bottom across the grass often, and I knew that this was a sign of worms. Also, he had lost weight, even though he ate like a hog.

My vet gave him Panacur, and it took care of the problem in just a few days. Also, she told me that I needed to be using flea control on him to prevent future infestations.

cloudel
Post 1

I took my dog to the vet after seeing white worms in his stools. These worms were about half an inch long, and they had heads that resembled mushroom caps.

The vet tested my dog and said that he had roundworms. She gave me a bottle of liquid Panacur and told me to give it to him every day until I had used the bottle up.

I noticed results almost right away. The day after I started medicating him, I took him outside and watched him defecate. I only saw one worm in this stool, and the following day, there were none.

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