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Panacur C (Febendazole) is used as a broad spectrum parasiticide for dogs 6 weeks and older.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Panacur C is used to treat infections of whipworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms.
Internal parasites cause a great deal of distress to the body of a dog. A dog infected with internal parasites includes; vomiting, dry textured hair, loss of weight, blood in the stool, diarrhea, and an overall poor condition. Each parasitic worm resembles the name they have been given. Whipworms have the appearance which coincides with its name “whip” worm. These worms are long worms which are thread-like on one end but thicker on the other. Hookworms latch onto the inside of the small intestine, sucking the blood from the pet. Tapeworms quite long resemble the appearance of a section of sticky tape. Whipworms, Hookworms, and Tapeworms all infect the intestine of pets but Roundworms attack the heart as well as the lungs. Roundworms are long and spaghetti like, often killing young pups or kittens.
Internal parasites can be transferred from pet to pet in a number of ways. The most common mode of transition is though ingestion of contaminated feces or food. These parasites reproduce quickly, therefore lay eggs which often shed within the feces. Food such as rats can also be infested with parasites, as the cat decreases the rodent problem, a parasite problem could be arising. Parasites can also be transmitted within the womb or through nursing the young. A common transmission of parasites focusing on Tapeworms is through fleas. The flea is actually a temporary host for the tapeworm. The tapeworm used the flea as a carrier and waits for him to bite a mammal to infest. The last mode of transmission designated only for species of roundworms is through mosquito bites. Just as the Tapeworm used the flea to carry him to the host, the roundworm does the same to the mosquito.