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What is the correct Ivermectin Dosage for Demodex?

February 13th, 2011, 01:06 PM
My puppy has demodex. Took him to the vet. He is 32lbs Vet said 0.3cc daily, but this seems like a very low dose. Please help.

February 13th, 2011, 02:19 PM
I fostered a lab pup with severe demodex about 2 years ago. For the life of me I do not recall the dosage as it depends on the weight.

Regardless, follow the vet recommendation and if not certain, give him/her a call and ask if you understood the dosage correctly. This way you are not sounding like you are questioning, but confirming.

You will notice a difference gradually. Take a picture of now, review the picture in one weeks time and you will see a difference. Keep pictures going every once a week to monitor progress.

February 13th, 2011, 04:06 PM
No the vet keeps saying 0.3cc but that dosage cannot be correct. My dog who is 10 lbs took 0.3 cc of the same medication so how could a 32lb dog take the same dose? Doesnt make any sense at all.

February 13th, 2011, 04:42 PM
here is an older thread where our Dr. Lee gives you dosage amounts.

February 14th, 2011, 01:02 AM
That dosing chart in that link is very confusing to me. Can somebody please just tell me how much ivermectin to give a 32lb dog for demodex? Please and thank you.

February 14th, 2011, 05:06 AM
only information i could find was 1/10 cc per 10 lbs so 10 lbs would at 32 lbs .3cc would be correct. You could always call another vet clinic and just ask to make sure.