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Old 06-19-2013, 09:49 PM
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Wal-Mart is actually selling a generic of Heartguard... Pet Trust Plus, it's about $5/pill (I think maybe like $23/6 pack). Just a suggestion if you don't want to go through the hassle of doing Ivomec.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:57 PM
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Wal-Mart is actually selling a generic of Heartguard... Pet Trust Plus, it's about $5/pill (I think maybe like $23/6 pack). Just a suggestion if you don't want to go through the hassle of doing Ivomec.
Yep. Heartworm meds and topical flea and tick treatments are a lot cheaper there. If you go that route. I also only have one dog, though. It may not be as cost effective for 3+.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:04 PM
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Yep. Heartworm meds and topical flea and tick treatments are a lot cheaper there. If you go that route. I also only have one dog, though. It may not be as cost effective for 3+.
Yeah, 2 months of treating 4 dogs will pay for the whole bottle of ivermec.

Honestly, it's not that hard... I pull the dosage out of the vial and put it on a small piece of bread. That's it. Dilution can be added as an extra step that once gotten used to will be like an extra 30 seconds.
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Honestly, it's not that hard... I pull the dosage out of the vial and put it on a small piece of bread. That's it. Dilution can be added as an extra step that once gotten used to will be like an extra 30 seconds.
Yup. I just squirt mine into my dog's breakfast on the day they're due. It's not complicated at all. I don't need to dilute but I don't think that's too hard either.
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What do you do to prevent intestinal parasites?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:59 AM
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What do you do to prevent intestinal parasites?
Panacur/Safe-Guard a.k.a Fenbendazole. You can buy the powder at most pet stores, but if you're doing it regularly it's cheaper to use the liquid kind (I was actually just looking this up, coincidentally), the 10% suspension for cattle/horses/goats, specifically. The dosage is 1mL per 5 lbs of body weight, for 3 consecutive days.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:12 AM
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^yup.

Which I also keep refrigerated right next to my ivermec even though that bottle just says to store below 77F. LOL. I think I just like having both together an the only place in my house with any sort of "climate control" is the fridge. HaHa.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
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Panacur/Safe-Guard a.k.a Fenbendazole. You can buy the powder at most pet stores, but if you're doing it regularly it's cheaper to use the liquid kind (I was actually just looking this up, coincidentally), the 10% suspension for cattle/horses/goats, specifically. The dosage is 1mL per 5 lbs of body weight, for 3 consecutive days.
This is the dosage for the 10% suspension? Where do you buy it from? 3 days once a month?
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:21 AM
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I buy mine at tractor supply bc it's literally about 1 mile from the house and I'm lazy. HaHa.

But you can get it on amazon or Jeffers or any livestock supply store really.

And yes to dosage and days.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:25 AM
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This is the dosage for the 10% suspension? Where do you buy it from? 3 days once a month?
I don't really worm adult dogs for intestinal worms unless I suspect some reason to, so I definitely wouldn't be doing it once a month unless I had a puppy or a dog at risk for some reason. I think the traditional recommendation is like every six months or something, though, for adult dogs.

ETA: I get most of my stuff like that through Jeffers.
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