Please help me, I have Pomeranians that I want to give Ivermectin for a heartworm prevention. I have adults weighing 3.5, 4, 5, 6 pounds and was wondering how much would I give them without overdozing them.. I have heard to mix with Proplene Gylecol but I was heard that is just a form of antifreeze.. I would prefer not mixing with Ivermectin but if the dose calls for it, I will give to my babies..... Please let me know asap... My email address is DaintyPoms4U@yahoo.com. thanks
Well, I have raised dogs for many years. I have never used HeartGuard or any other form of heartworm prevention other than Ivermectin.
However, it must be dosed very carefully. It can cause neurological damage, even DEATH if too much is administered.
Now, the Glycol mix...I've NEVER been a fan of that method. I dose mine with straight Ivomec (for cattle and swine) and none of my dogs have ever had problems. You must tell your vet and let them know what you plan to use so they are aware of it.
The dosage is 1/10 cc per 10 pounds of body weight. ie: My English Bulldog weighs 65 pounds, I give him 6/10 cc once monthly. NEVER inject it (but you do have to use a syringe and needle to draw it from the bottle; just remove the needle). I always mix it in a tiny bit of food and he eats it right up. My Boston Terriers also receive it, except when one of my bitches is pregnant. Puppies do not need to have it until they are at least 6 months old.
If you are using Comfortis for flea prevention, DO NOT give the Ivomec and Comfortis at the same time. Wait 5 days between dosing.
I am simply telling you what I do and have done for my dogs for many years. As always,consult your vet.
Some may disagree with my methods and others may offer more helpful advice. I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck!
Don't worry about tomorrow; it has never happened before.
SOME TIMES THERE'S SOME LITTLE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE LEFT FOR YOUR DVM TO DECIDE ON AND HEART WORM PROVENTION IS ONE OF THEM. SOME BREEDS DONT DO WELL WITH SOME TYPED OF HEAT WORM MEDICATIONS SO A VET WILL PRESCRIBE ANOTHER. ALSO BEST LEFT TO YOUR DVM TO DECIDE IS FLEA TREATMENT. 1800 WHAT EVER ORDER IS NOT ALWAYS A BEST CHOICE. MY GIRL FRIENDS LAB WAS BLIND FOR 3 DAYS FROM HER ODERING A FLEA TREATMENT ON LINE'