Alternitive Flea Control Dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by victoria99, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. victoria99

    victoria99 New Egg

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    Hello everyone!! I am new to this forum; I recently read a tread from last year about using cattle/swine Ivomec to prevent heartworm in dogs. I am wondering if anyone has any experience using a cattle/swine/poultry product to control fleas on their dog(s)??
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    My vet tells me that about 20% will get heartworms anyway when ivomec is the only control used.
     
  3. victoria99

    victoria99 New Egg

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    Really? That is interesting, and hard to believe, since ivermec has the same active ingredient in heartguard which is ivermectin. I think a lot of vets just want you to buy heartguard from them for lots of $$$
     
  4. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
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    Just be careful, before you treat your dog for heartworms make sure they are negative of them, or the treatment will kill the dog.

    but yes we have used, in the past, the Ivomec to treat our dogs
     

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