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    Happy New Year to all. I have been voluntering at my local animal shelter and haven't had time to be on here. I have missed keeping in touch with all my lab lovers. As of to date since the 1st of October, my small rescue group has saved 56 dogs and puppies. They would have all been euthanized. Our animal shelter has 12 dog runs and they take in over 50 a week, so you can imagine the horror story there.
    Anyway, a friend told me something that I'm leary of, but quite interested in also. He said that Ivamec that you get in farm stores for five dollars a tube is just as good as the fifteen dollar a pill interceptor. Does this hold water???? I have two labs and wouldn't dare jepordize their health but that's alot of difference in money. He said vets won't tell you these things.
    I would really love some of your input on this. Please don't think I'm cheap, just could use the money to rescue more animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinat1 View Post
    ...Anyway, a friend told me something that I'm leary of, but quite interested in also. He said that Ivamec that you get in farm stores for five dollars a tube is just as good as the fifteen dollar a pill interceptor. Does this hold water????...
    Well, yes and no- Ivermectin is the ingredient in HeartGuard, not Interceptor. But, yeah, I've heard of people buying the liquid Ivermectin at farm stores and giving it to their dogs instead of HG. The first person I heard that from is a Pointer breeder. She told me about it way back in the early 90's. You have to be careful with the dose, tho. And not all breeds can get it- a lot of the herding breeds can't have Ivermectin. In fact, when I worked for my vet, someone almost lost their Aussie because they dosed it with Ivermectin instead of giving it the HW preventive from the office (their initail story was that the dog got into it in the barn).

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    Ivomec is used for cattle/swine and it's an injection? I don't think I would try it, but that's just me.

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    Yes...many breeders use it. But I my vet price matches with online stores so I get my INterceptor for 6$ a pill...and that's what I do.
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    You have to be careful with the dose, tho.
    That deserves repeating. If you going to go the Ivomec route, have a vet confirm the dosage. My cousin who is a vet said they're seeing a lot of OD cases as people are trying to cut costs in this economy and inadvertently give way too much.

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    i currently use the ivermectin as recommended by my vet at 1cc per 100 lbs. it is an injectable solution given orally. no adverse side effects. 3 dogs on it for 5 years now. everybody is happy and healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiam12 View Post
    i currently use the ivermectin as recommended by my vet at 1cc per 100 lbs. it is an injectable solution given orally. no adverse side effects. 3 dogs on it for 5 years now. everybody is happy and healthy.
    It amazes me how many large breed dog owners waste money on Heartguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hershey123 View Post
    It amazes me how many large breed dog owners waste money on Heartguard.

    You haven't missed a beat!!!
    You're going to make lots of friends here...LOL

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    hahahaha

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    I don't believe it.

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