Ivomectin for dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TLWR, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody use the injectable or powder form of ivermectin intended for livestock on their dogs? If so, which do you use - the liquid or powder. Have you had good luck using it?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The monthly heart guard for heart worm prevention will also take care of other types of worms. Ivermectin paste can be used for treatment of heart worms in dogs but need to know dogs weight# so dosing will be correct and it will be safe. Dogs get tape worms from ingesting infected fleas and heart guard does not remove tape worms.
     
  3. drpeeps2014

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    People sometimes use the injectable on their dogs, however, they are usually giving them a dose that is hundreds of times more than is needed. This is because it is meant for livestock that are hundreds to thousands of pounds, and therefore very concentrated. It is the same drug that is used in Heartguard/ProHeart and prevents infection of heartworms. Heartgaurd Plus has an additional drug (pyrantel) which kills roundworms and hookworms. I would caution you to use this the livestock Ivomec, especially if you have a collie. The low dose in an approved heartworm preventative is very safe, but the livestock formulas can be lethal due to the high dose, especially in collies. If you insist on using it, please take it to your vet and have them calculate the dosage for you to be safe. Tapeworms need to be treated with a special drug as they are not affected by pyrantel. This is best avoided by using a good flea treatment on your dog such as Comfortis or Advantage (if it still works for you). The tapeworm treatment is a one time dose (and quite expensive), so if the dog ingests a flea again he may be reinfected with tapeworms.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I use revolution. It's a little costly but it treats everything topically with one dose and doesn't yet have the resistance problems that are already showing up with frontline and advantage for fleas. In the end it comes out cheaper and safer than using a different med for everything and I don't have to cram dewormer tablets down my akita's throat since she refuses all form of pill no matter what you put it in. While I keep injectible ivermectin on hand for other animals I never used it on the dogs because some dogs are overly sensitive to ivermectin and while it's mostly restricted to herding breeds unless you have your dog tested you can't be certain. It makes a potential overdose even riskier and even a normal dose possibly risky.
     
  5. drpeeps2014

    drpeeps2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, Revolution is a great product! I bathe my dog weekly, so I don't use a topical, plus he is flea allergic, so I have to give him Comfortis for fleas since it is the fastest killing. If he gets ONE fleabite he chews himself raw. He gets Interceptor or Sentinel for heartworms/intestinal worms since he is allergic to beef (Heartguard has beef flavoring in it). He's a mess!
     
  6. birdygirl123

    birdygirl123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Safe Guard liquid Goat Wormer is Awesome! Depending on the size of the dog,.. a bottle will last forever too.. .. I usually just put it on their dog food, and they eat it with no issues. Works wonders!.. and I nor others I know, have never had an issue using it. Hope that helps..

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  7. drpeeps2014

    drpeeps2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Safe Guard (panacur) covers a good range of intestinal worms, but keep in mind it will not prevent heartworms. [​IMG]
     
  8. birdygirl123

    birdygirl123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, I should have read the whole thing and not skimmed.. hahhaaa.... Im so sorry.. Gosh, if something covers heartworms too, let me know!..

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  9. Bear Foot Farm

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    Ivomec at very SMALL doses will control Heartworms.

    Larger doses will also control most other intestinal worms EXCEPT for Tapeworms

    It should not be used in Collie breeds

    The dose that will control all types of worms is 1/10th ML per 10 lbs body weight.

    For Heartworms ONLY, just give 1/10th ML per dog

    Use the 1% injectable liquid to get an accurate measurement.

    A one ML syringe will be marked in 10ths
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Be very careful with using ivermectin for dogs. We almost lost my australian cattle dog to ivermectin toxicity in March when he licked up a tiny bit of spit after worming our horses. He barely got any and went blind for two weeks and could not walk for several days. It was very scary! Thank goodness he came around fully after about three weeks. We thought for sure we would have to put him down.
     

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