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Old September 30th, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LovNKyra View Post
I asked about Ivermectin! She says it rarely works, and she refused to do it saying it could be lethal!
I would heed this warning from your vet especially since your dog obviously has a compromised immune system that is unsuccessfully attempting to fight off something that has not yet been diagnosed

From http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ivermectin.html
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WHILE WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUY
LARGE ANIMAL FORMULATIONS OF IVERMECTIN (SUCH AS IVOMECŪ)
THROUGH CATALOGS, WE STRONGLY DISCOURAGE THIS PRACTICE
BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL TO EASILY GIVE A TOXIC DOSE
IF THE PRODUCT IS INCORRECTLY USED
.

LARGE ANIMAL FORMULATIONS ARE MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED
AND IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MEASURE A DOSE APPROPRIATELY
FOR A SMALL ANIMAL
ESPECIALLY IF ONE IS ATTEMPTING
TO MEASURE A DOSE APPROPRIATE FOR HEARTWORM PREVENTION.
THERE IS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
IF IVERMECTIN IS INAPPROPRIATELY DOSED.
I would suggest a consultation with a trained homeopathic vet, even one you can contact via phone/email if you don't have one in your area.
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