My Vet says to start HW prevention before the 6 months age. Make sure your dog is a breed that can take ivermectin .......When using Ivomec as a heartworm preventative, how early can you start giving this to puppies or what is the earliest age you can give the Ivomec to a dog?
Approximately three of every four Collies in the United States have the mutant MDR1 gene. The frequency is about the same in France and Australia, so it is likely that most Collies worldwide have the mutation. The MDR1 mutation has also been found in Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties). Australian Shepherds, Old English Sheepdogs, English Shepherds, German Shepherds, Long-haired Whippets, Silken Windhounds, and a variety of mixed breed dogs.Where do we find out what breeds it will work on. We have blueticks beagles great Pyrenees
Linda1954 ,Hi ,
I have 1 beagle ,2 labs,4 yorkiePoo ,no they have never been on heart worm meds but we live on a 40 acre hobby farm out in UpperPenisula and heart worm wasnt a big deal
till recently around here.My vet (who recently died) did use ivermic in my dogs ears for ear mites ( now I wish I would of asked him about heartworm and dose for the ear mites.
He used it straight out of the bottle.Any help would be great !
Hi deltadawn758 ,So, if I wanted to take my dog off Interceptor and instead treat with ivermectin for heartworms and treat internal worms seperately, I just use 68 mcg (or .7 ml/cc) and give it to my 7 lb chihuahua orally? And yes, I know not to use a needle when giving orally.
Miss Lady's Mama ,She has a confirmed case of demodetic mange.
She weighed 21 lbs when she went in to vet but I would say 25 lb now that she is recovering.
Also approximately how much is the medication?