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Will it work if he already has the worms in him though?
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What did you get right?
-You do need to see a vet for heartworms
-Ivermectin is the best medicine for worms. Its a very good medicine for worms, but the best, that's debatable and depends on the type of worm that is the issue.
-don't inject ivermectin
-don't give ivermectin to Lassie type dogs
Thats about the extent of it
It would be part of what the vet would have to give you to clear up the heartworms. Regular worms would bite the dust on Ivermectin but heartworms are tricky. I haven't had a dog get them in over a decade. Your probably looking at a stout antibiotic and one or two more prescriptions as well for heartworms. I hate to tell you that but it's probably a fix that will take a few months and a grand if not more to clear up.
9. She has hip dysplasia.
Please stop. You are gunna cause someone to kill their dog.
I said that I got my dogs checked for heartworms when they get their rabies shot annually
Outside of heartworms what type of worms won't Ivermectin take care of? Would love to hear this one.
I do not inject ivermectin into my dogs. I actually put it in the syringes that they give you to feed it to them orally. That one came straight from a vet hoss. Actually got the syringes when one of my dogs got mange and he treated the dog with oral implementation of the ivermectin daily.
I stated that I wasn't sure of the breed that Ivermectin is really bad for but there are a couple. Of course you could look it up if you don't believe me.
I think you misread my post. Those were the things you got right not wrong.
Go fvck yourself. You like talking like I don't know anything but this comes straight from my sisters wife who is also a vet. I'm assuming that your one as well and pissed that I'm telling someone that Ivermectin is good for worms. Shocker!!!!!!
Let me guess? You don't give your puppies 5-1, then 7-1 shots three times in a twelve week process once every three weeks do you? I would say after 30 or so dogs being fully healthy and a vet as a sister in law giving me the thumbs up would prove I'm not completely retarded. Keep ripping people off though.
What else did I say other than getting 5-1 or 7-1 shots from Tractor Supply? Don't lie because it's the same damn thing vets use.
I'm sorry to hear that. Those are the hip problems that I've heard are real bad in English Bulldogs I was discussing with the guy earlier. Actually there are several large breed dogs with that problem sadly. I hope she isn't in a lot of pain.
They have very bad heart issues
Thanks for the wishes. She isn't it that much pain, but she struggles and limps when she runs. I just hope she goes peacefully. Hate to see her in pain.
I don't want to touch on a hot button issue, and as long as she's not in real pain it's not that bad, but would you put her down if it got real bad? Again before the dvm over here wants to talk smack for the sake of talking it, I'm not real familiar with hip dysplasia in dogs. I've heard it only gets worse though. I wish your dog the best all the same and hope she lives the next few years relatively peacefully.
Have they put her on any type of painkillers?
You are making ivermectin out to be a much safer drug than it is. There are literally tons of toxicity cases out there from people just like you that took it on themselves to dose their dogs with ivermectin. "Lassie dog's" are hypersensitive to ivermectin but so are australian shepherds, whippets, some spaniels, etc... Ivermectin also is dosed in several different concentrations so .2mls per dog isn't always the same depending on the formulation. Also no studies have been done on large animal formulation ivermectin on the prevention of heartworms. Ivermectin clears the body in approximately two days when formulated in that manner.
"Your probably looking at a stout antibiotic and one or two more prescriptions as well for heartworms."- there is only one drug that can kill adult heart worms and that is melarsamine. That is not a really stout antibiotic.
I do give puppy shots in 3 week intervals not integrals.
Why is it that the most ignorant are often the most vocal.
to cheer up this thread a bit ....
that sounds like my girlfriend .
No you're fine. I actually had to put down my coherent dogs puppies a few years back. He would take stuff (hats, gloves, toys etc.) and take them behind the coach and would growl, snarl, and bite people who tried to take it from him. My mom was about to give birth to my sister and we didn't want the dog to bite the baby, so we had to put him down.
If things get real bad, I'd like to put her down just to save her the suffering.
Haha, great one. +1
If she isn't in much pain now may be the ideal time to do something about it. I would try some omega-3 vitamins/fish oil(you can get a bottle that will last you for 4-6 months for $10-15) and some glucosamine/chondroitin tablets which you can get OTC (just call your vet and I'm sure they will help you figure out the dosage).
Adequan would probably be the absolute best treatment you could do at this time but it is expensive. It basically acts in a similar manner to chondroitin but it is more effective. It will allow the joint to reform cartilage where damaged and will improve the joint fluids ability to act as a lubricant. Who knows, maybe you have a tractor store near you that has a sale for it I'm sure its legit.
Actually I stated that Ivermectin dosing was based on weight and that there were "several" breeds that were suspect to it's use and that it needed to be looked up. Also Tractor Supply Co. (at least the one were I get it) only sells the 1% sterile solution which is exactly what the vets prescribe. I also stated that the only reason that I ever gave my dog the large dose daily was straight from a vets mouth and it was for the treatment of mange and not worms. I want to say that for worm treatment (in dogs that can handle invermectin) it's somewhere around 0.1 ml per 20 lbs or so a MONTH. During the two dogs I had with mange (demodectic) I had to give them 1.5 mL per day but they were big dogs. I don't understand how you get pissy for me saying "lassie" breeds but then following it up with "there are several more breeds" in the same fvcking statement.
I also said that the stout antibiotic and a couple of medicines were in my experience (which is limited) but that the guy HAD to get adviced from a licensed vet when it came to heartworms. Simple worms are one thing and I have no idea what to do with heartworms. Hence my telling him he had to go to a vet for that.
Thanks for letting me know that it was interval and not integral though. Maybe read what is being posted before you jump on someone's ass for being ignorant. If you would have just read the damn posts you would get exactly what I just posted AGAIN.
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Man I really wish your dog the best. I'm sure dvm really does know what he's talking about so I would take his advice when it comes to the hip dysplasia. I've heard those vitamins for joint pain can do wonders but I've never had a dog with the problem so I wouldn't know. It certainly makes sense and I'm sure he does know more about that than I do.
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Thank you. I'll have to try them out. She's doing fine now. She's just had some incidents where she has collapsed or just can't flat out move.
A link for some of the breeds that Ivermectin is NOT good for.
Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs. Ivermectin is used as a de-womer, a heartworm preventive and a treatment for infections and mites. It appears in medications such as Ivomec, Heartgard and Heartgard Plus, and Milbemycin. Although a relatively safe medication, some dogs and some breeds are sensitive to it and toxicity can occur which can lead to death if...
I did read your post. You know just enough to get yourself in trouble. In my experience dogs brought in by breeders are often some of the worst taken care of pets out their because the owner has convinced themselves that they know a lot more than they do(although they do pick up a good bit of info along the way) and neglect a good number of the animals needs. You are the equivalent of the Duggar family mom coming on here and giving medical advice because she has had like 20+ kids.
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