Other than feeding a high quality or raw diet, what are some ways you all have come up with to save $ on vet care?
As long as the dog does not already have heartworms, the dosage is really not too much of an issue for the most part although most vets will advise not to use it at all because of the dangers (unless you pay a fortune and get it from them personally). We've had several dogs come through rescue that our rescue vet has had us treat with Ivermectin for Demodex Mange...the dosages that the dogs get daily for this is extreme compared to the regular once a month dosage. One of the last dogs I fostered (choco. lab, approx. 100 pounds) who needed Ivermectin for mange was given 2 cc's every day for about 3 months. After dosing him, I was no longer worried over giving my personal dogs .1 cc -vs- .3cc's -vs- .5 cc's...but for the record, I give my guys .5 cc's once a month.Kristen Cabe said:I use 1% ivermectin for heartworm prevention, but there are disagreements as to the correct dosage. 0.1 mL per 10 pounds is probably the most commonly given dosage, as Amber said, but some vets have said that even that amount is too much, and have said that the amount of ivermectin in the heartworm pills is closer to 0.01 mL per 10 pounds. It's always best to talk to your vet before using something that isn't labeled as being for dogs or cats.