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Old 11-29-2011, 07:16 AM
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Sending lots of healing vibes. Hugs for you both!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:21 AM
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~~~Vibes~~~ for success in Maggie's treatment. (((HUGS))) for your worries.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:29 AM
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Lots and lots of good healing vibes for Maggie!

So how does HW treatment work for those dogs who can't/shouldn't use ivermectin, like Aussies?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:32 PM
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Oh no! Poor Maggie. Lots of good thoughts headed her way.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:23 PM
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Lots and lots of good healing vibes for Maggie!

So how does HW treatment work for those dogs who can't/shouldn't use ivermectin, like Aussies?
Immiticide.

We never use anything else. My boss feels very strongly about saving/preserving the heart. We've had really good luck with it (when it's available).
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:35 PM
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Or, I suppose, you could test for the MDR1 mutation.

Though if the dog is a mutant... you're stuck scrambling for Immiticide.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:42 PM
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no advice just hugs..
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:50 PM
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Or, I suppose, you could test for the MDR1 mutation.

Though if the dog is a mutant... you're stuck scrambling for Immiticide.
This. If it comes down to cost, and it's either ivermectin or nothing (because it's really a TON cheaper to use ivermectin), or if immiticide is unavailable, ivermectin is better than not treating in a normal dog. Even if you use immiticide MDR1-mutant-possible dogs ought to be tested, because usually there are a couple ivermectin shots beforehand to kill the microfilaria.

There is another option on MDR1 dogs, and that's just continuing to give heartworm preventative monthly. The amount of ivermectin in Heartgard is not enough to harm an MDR1 dog, same goes for the milbemycin in Interceptor and Trifexis.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for the get well wishes, everyone She's not having any adverse reactions to the treatment so far, so that's a plus!

Saeleofu, what you described is exactly what she's getting. They said the immiticide was on a backorder.
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