So a lot of you know about the issues i've had with my baby Gizmo.
Well...just when we thought she was getting better we find out she still has the mites.
So at this point the vet has recommended that we place her on a regiment of ivermectin. As great as the results sound, the sideaffects of this drug scare the living crap out of me.
I've done research on the drug and i've seen great things about how this drug can help/fix the problem and get rid of the mites, but I just can't decide if the chances of the bad things that can happen are worth it.
So, does anyone have any advice or opinions on ivermectin?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Hi! I'm Gizmo and this is my family: Mommy(Jamey), Daddy(Mike), Skin Siblings(Raegan & Elena), Fur Siblings(Lucy, Jackson, Barley)
Aubie was on it for a while right after her 1st heat. They started her on .6 cc for a week, then we were to up her to 1.2 cc... it made her sick to have the high dose. After she vomited once, we called the vet and they told us to keep her on .8 cc. She cleared up quickly after that. I would recommend to keep it low unless it just is not working. She had a bad outbreak on the whole back of her neck and onto her back. Hair falling out, scratched herself bloody one night, etc. It was big and nasty. If only .8 can clear that up, I think it'd be best if you do decide to go with it to keep it on the low side.
I wish I could help , but I have zero experience with this drug. I only know about the dips. It's a good thing you are doing research , but don't limit yourself to just one site. explore many. and @AubreysMom has told you of hers, please keep me posted.
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I have always used Ivermectin as the primary heartworm preventative in my other dogs, and it works great! It's the active ingredient in Heartgard, and as long as you dose it right- .10cc/10 pounds (so, a 50# dog would receive 1/2 cc; a 100# dog would receive 1 cc)- I give that dosage once monthly for preventative. But, I have also used it for treatment with mange- and it has always worked well. With mange, it was a daily dosage.
I had the question wondering if it was generally safe for the EBD breed- but since your vet recommended it- I'm assuming it is. I'll call my vet tomorrow to confirm as well.
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sorry -- no experience with it, but I know it is the most used for mites
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My Cooper has been on 1.2 cc of Ivermectin for the last month for mites. He has not had adverse effects with the accepting of general fatigue during the initial building dosages. I am hoping for a negative scrapping next week so we will only have it for another month then. It is very bitter, Cooper hates it and can smell it as soon as I approach him.
because of sarahs allergies she is on liquid ivermectin for her heartworm meds and has been on it for a year with no problems. not sure what dose she is on though as my vet mixes it up.