In this week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers, Dr. Nancy Reese answers a caller’s question about using a dewormer, fenbendazole, brand-name Panacur, for dogs in cancer.
Does Panacur Help Dogs with Cancer?
Sandy called our Listener Line (you can too! Call +1 808-868-3200) and left a recorded question for our veterinarians. She’s been reading about Panacur, also called fenbendazole. Does the dewormer help dogs with cancer? Or does it, as some folks say, make cancer worse?
Dr. Nancy Reese joins host James Jacobson to answer this most-interesting question.
Research on Fenbendazole for Cancer
Why Dr. Nancy? Because not only is she a practicing veterinarian with over 30 years of experience … she’s also got a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. That means she’s an expert on deciphering and assessing scientific papers.
And the results of her research on fenbendazole were fascinating.
As with so many things dog cancer, the answer is not clear-cut. It’s not “yes, absolutely, use Panacur.” It’s also “no, definitely do not use Panacur.”
It is, as always, more complicated.
Here’s the video version of today’s podcast:
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Molly Jacobson is a writer and also the editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, published by Maui Media. A lifelong dog lover and self-professed dog health nerd, she is all too familiar with dog cancer. She has been supporting readers of this blog since the beginning. Molly earned a BA from Tufts University, and after a career in bookselling and book publishing attended The Swedish Institute to become a licensed massage therapist in New York State, licensed by the medical board. Her fascination with health is both personal and global, and she is most proud of how this site and the associated publications have revolutionized not only our approach to dog health, but our own health.