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.
Thanks to all
Ivomec is used for cattle/swine and it's an injection? I don't think I would try it, but that's just me.
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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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.You have to be careful with the dose, tho.
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.
I don't believe it.