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Old 03-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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pretty sure regular wormer doesn't work for heartworm, thats for roundworm and such, heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos in my area and as far as I know the only way to prevent it is Heartgard or other such pills, unless they have developed a vaccine like someone mentioned above
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oh, I know of people who actually do that

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Sorry, wrong wormer. I use that for regular wormings.

Get the oral suspension of 1% Ivomec from supply store and dilute it. Mix one cc of injectable 1% cattle Ivomec with 19 cc of propylene glycol. Both available at most Farm supply stores. give 1cc of dilution per 40lbs of dog.

But much easier get the tube of Ivercare or Zimectirin paste for horses. Still right at 8 bucks.

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Wow that is a pocket full of $20 dollar words. I wish I knew what all that means? My Vet provides a Heart Worm treatment 2 times per year. The main thing about heart worm treatments is . A dog must have a blood test first. If the dog is given the medicine the worms may release from the tissue in mass. This can be fatal to the dog. The Vet needs to know if the worms are present before treatment.

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Yea...I heard they needed a blood test first but didn't know why....Thanks for the info....If you didn't know that,that could kill them as well....THANKS.....

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what is the treatment a vaccine? I should look into that cuz I always forget to give them that Heartgard pill once a month or whatever it is

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Heart Gard Pills work just fine. I have also used those for years in bird dogs we trucked all over the low country.

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Ya I'm sure they work if I remember to give em to them

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I just picked a big ugly tick-off my dog...I popped-him...NASTY.......

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The active ingredient in Heartworm pills is ivermectin. Where the vets get you is paying for "their" brand name prescription of it. Any farm supply store has a tube of it for livestock. You just need to look online for the weight of your dog and the amount to give them. And you do it monthly. When I was doing wildlife rehab we used it to treat squirrels with mange too. It's an antibiotic that's safe for animals. This tube is a soft paste and can be mixed in food. Vets just don't tell you about it because they don't make any money that way. Heartworm pills IMO are a total rip off.

An example of how a vet rips you off is my Aussie twisted his leg jumping for a tennis ball. His joint swelled up. I took him to the vet and he gave me a week's worth of pain pills and anti-inflamatories for $35. Wasn't any change after a week and I have to get another week's worth. I got online and found that 81mg baby aspirin twice a day works even better. Another example is my black lab would get ear infections all the time. Took him to the vet and got a $50 bottle of ear drops the size of a Visine bottle. Went through 3 bottles and he still had the ear infection. They upped the strength and the next bottle cost $65. I got online and found a recipe that had alcohol, boric acid powder and some kind of purple stuff that was for infections and mixed it up. Cost me $6 and the quantity will last me years. After one daily treatment of putting it in his ears and swabbing it out he started getting relief. Within a week it was gone. If I clean his ears about once a week or so with that stuff, I don't see anymore ear infections. And he got them all the time before.

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