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    OK so my vet no longer carries Bayer advantage.....they recomend Triflexis.....any reviews or opinions?
    http://www.trifexis.com/about-trifexis/faqs.aspx here is a link
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    That is what mine are using now. No problems so far. Been on it about 6 months.
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    Only problem I see with Trifexis is the price. I sure wish that Interceptor would go back into production!
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    Ivomec liquid at 1 cc a month. Ivomec is what's in most of those heartworm meds. There's a shot ProHeart that is given every 6 months but it has a short shelf life and a lot of vets don't like to use it.

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    Marty, Mickey and I have been using Ivomec for over 20yrs with great results. We give .5cc per 5 lbs per month than double it twice a year. Our vet knows what we use and is ok with that. One bottle is around 50.00 but will last several years if only one or 2 dogs. You can buy it at most feed stores.

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    Sorry Marty, it is .5 cc for every 10lbs not 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Klotthor View Post
    Sorry Marty, it is .5 cc for every 10lbs not 5
    You are way over dosing your dogs.
    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...rmectin+dosage

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    Was going to do the ivermectin myself but one of my friends dogs came up positive after taking ivermectin based medicine monthly. Talked to my vet and she actually switched from heartgard to trifexis because of the amount of positive tests she's encountered with ivermectin based meds. She said its happening all over the south. So we are a trifexis and $20 a month family now

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    This is a link to what it actually takes to overdose ivermectin.
    http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-...-toxicity-dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBrou View Post
    This is a link to what it actually takes to overdose ivermectin.
    http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-...-toxicity-dogs
    Actually, Karen is overdosing her dogs just like I said she was. Whether her dogs' have had an "overdosing" reaction is not what I was implying. She even states that then she DOUBLES THAT twice a year. That is 10x the proper dosage.

    Of 1% Ivermectin solution (Its the most common solution percentage), the dosage is 1 cc per 100 lbs approx.

    She is dosing .5 cc per 10 lbs (or 1cc per 20 lbs). That is 5x what she should be dosing for GENERAL WORMING......

    Dr Ed (on the link I provided) confirms the proper dosage for Ivermectin for both Heartworm control and General wormings.

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