safe-guard 4 Canine Dewormer
Adopted a Dog
My poor new dog had tape worms and whip worms. I had just bought a 12 month supply of heart guard only to get a phone call from my Vet informing me that my dear dog had whip worms. Heart Guard doesn't treat whip worms. He wanted to put together some packs of medication for me and charge me a pretty penny I'm sure. I requested the active ingredient of the medication he was going to prescribe and found this online. My dog had no side effects and we will retreat in 2-3 months.
February 17, 2014
Safe-Guard 4, so far so good
I have a 10 year old female pitbull who had lost close to half of her body weight due to what I thought was just diabetes. Then upon taking her out, I discovered she had contracted worms. I couldn't afford to take her to the vet again, as they wanted $36 just to examine the stool specimen alone. Then who knows what they would have wanted for the medicine. (I imagine it would not have been cheap.) I compared all of the deworming products on PetSmart's site, and this had the most positive reviews. So, I decided to give this a shot. The dosing method, for me, probably would have the easier route, as opposed to pills. This is an odorless, flavorless powder that is mixed in the dog's food. My dog ate it with no problems or hesitation. I have not noticed anymore worms in her stool after the 3 days. I hope she puts her weight back on. It looks like she has put on a few pounds since. I will update when I get confirmation. I would recommend this product.
January 26, 2014
Does not treat tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum)
The most common type of tapeworm is Dipylidium caninum. This product does treat tapeworms, but DOES NOT treat the most common type. I should have paid closer attention to what types it treated when I read the box. This is not a bad product and does cover a broad spectrum of worms, just not the kind my pup had.
October 29, 2013
This is a powder
I did not read the fine print well enough and thought this would be a pill like the rest of the de-wormers. However, it was a powder you put on their food for three days. It was far easier than shoving a pill down the throat of a big dog or putting it in a hot dog and having them spit it out! I would buy this again because of its ease of dispensation and effectiveness. No more worms!
October 20, 2013