allie thats a curious remark about ivermectin..because my husband always uses it 1x amonth for HW prevention and after lowering his dosage after I accused him of over-dosing is when we noticed a flea problem. So maybe you have a point. Whats your dosage? He did mention rasing the dose next month bewcause he thought it was in realation to the fleas we're seeing. In SC we have fleas and tick ALL year long and mosquitoes are our State Bird!LOL!
I had the girl with demodectic and I was giving her DAILY (by vet recommendation) what I give the others as monthly heartworm preventative and she did not overdose because I have overdosed puppies with Ivermectin once. When I increased the dose FURTHER it took care of the mites and I spayed her and placed her.
My dosage is mixing 14cc 1% injectable with 86cc proplyene glycol (sp). Mix and shake well each time. Then it is 1cc per 10 pounds monthly or .1cc per pound if you have dogs under 10 pounds. Works great. I recently had several of my older girls tested just to be sure it was working (we live in a high heartworm county), and they were all negative, and no fleas.
I want to say that stuff takes care of a lot of parasites internally. It must also work well externally, it can be used to treat all mites, including ear and scabies (we had a pot belly pig with them when I was younger--vet gave ivermec). I may look that up to see about fleas and ivermectin.
My vet gave me frontline so I've been using that. How do you check for fleas/ticks? I mean I notice when there's a big one stuck on my pup, but are there ones that are harder to notice? I'm always looking through her skin though.
my vet reccomended advantage. we used it and were flea free. the last time i bought frontline. it didnt seem to last very long and i still found some fleas on them. i used the frontlineplus. its time to buy some more flea meds and i am going with the advantage, as it worked wonders for my crew. although i may buy on-line this time as the prices are better and include shipping.