Helminthic infections are produced by different types of worms and affect millions of people worldwide. Benzimidazole compounds such as ricobendazole (RBZ) are widely used to treat helminthiasis. However, their low aqueous solubility leads to poor gastrointestinal dissolution, absorption and potential lack of efficacy. The formulation of nanocrystals (NCs) have become the strategy of preference for hydrophobic drugs. In this work, we prepared RBZ NCs (RBZ-NCs) by an optimized combination of bead milling and spray-drying. Following the physicochemical characterization, a comparative pharmacokinetic evaluation of RBZ-NCs was performed in dogs using as controls a micronized powdered form of RBZ (mRBZ) and a physical mixture of drug and stabilizer 1:1 (PM). The particle size of the redispersed RBZ-NCs was 181.30 ± 5.93 nm, whereas DSC, PXRD and FTIR analyses demonstrated that the active ingredient RBZ remained physicochemically unchanged after the manufacture process. RBZ-NCs exhibited improved in vitro biopharmaceutical behaviour when compared to mRBZ. Consequently, the pharmacokinetic trial demonstrated a significant increase in the drug oral absorption, with an AUC0-∞ 1.9-fold higher in comparison to that obtained in animals treated with mRBZ. This novel formulation holds substantial potential for the development of new/alternative treatments for helminth infections both in human and veterinary medicine.