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Old 11-15-2005, 09:05 AM
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Hi guys I got a problem. Today I found Tidus with his face in a 1/2 opened can of cat food I found. I own 2 cats at home and I guess they knocked over a can and the collision with the floor opened the can. The food was rotting and had what looked like worms on it. Maggots? I dont think so, I think it could have been Tapeworms. Anyways I'm gonna watch Tidus closely today and check his stools and the fur around his anus. The only thing is that Tidus has HeartGuard and I remember the vet telling me that it kills other worm along with heartworms. Is this true? Tidus is scheduled for another heartworm med. this week, I'm thinking about giving it to him today. I am not gonna shy away from the vet. check-up though if he does end up having worm, but I wanted to know if heartguard fights them too?
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:16 PM
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Heartgard Plus is 100% effective against heartworms; and it controls roundworms and hookworms. There is also Heartgard regular - that is only good for heartworm.

you would need panacur or drontol+ to kill tapes
maybe flagyl does too not sure about that one
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:25 PM
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Where were the worms seen? The rotten food or the dogs stool?

If they were in the can, they are not tapeworms, they are maggots. And although digusting the pup will probably be fine. I am not that experienced with maggots, but I have not heard of any internal worms passed from maggot to dog. If the dog ate any I assume they would be digested and done.

If you are still worried, give your vet a call.

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Old 11-15-2005, 06:41 PM
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I use Ivomac so I don't have to worry at all about worms because it looks after them. If you are worried call your vet.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:58 PM
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I am pretty sure Ivomac and Ivomec only kills external parasites
I give 1/2 cc of Ivomec to mine monthly for heart worm, verify this with your vet and let me know please

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Old 11-16-2005, 07:46 AM
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I had a huge thought about my last post here!
if Ivomec only kills external parasites, how can it kill heart worm?
hmmmmmmmm so I did some research and I was WRONG

IVOMEC Kills internal and external parasites - Worms, Sucking Lice

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Old 11-16-2005, 08:36 AM
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I am pretty sure Ivomac and Ivomec only kills external parasites
I give 1/2 cc of Ivomec to mine monthly for heart worm, verify this with your vet and let me know please

thanks
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Yup same thing here, the vet told me it is for preventative heartworm and other internal worms. It does not kill heartworm if the dog already has it, it is a preventative just like heart guard. A heartworm can swim in Ivomac and not be bothered at all. Just like if the dog has heartworm, Heartguard will not cure it. I have never used Ivomec it is Ivomac that I use. THe injectable swine or cattle one but it is given orally to dogs. Please be advised that Collies should never ever use this drug, just in case someone is reading this and thinks of trying it. Collies, Shelties, Border Collies----it can kill them because Ivomac interferrs with their brain barrier.


Edited in: I just had a look at the bottle I use on vets' advice---it is ivomectrin that is the active ingredient
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:26 AM
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well...it turns out that Tidus is fine, I saw no stomach aches or any sign of any other "wormage"(?), so it seems that he probably just had a nice taste of maggots. Why do dogs have to eat everything???
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*off topic - sorry*

do you have any more pics of tidus?
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thats ok Titus they eat maggots on FEAR FACTOR
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