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 Post subject: Betty.........
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Betty- I knwo you are the one to answer this for me. Two months ago my g/f's Mom calld and told me that her dog,Ted , was heartworm positive. Ted is old(6-7 maybe more) golden ret. I gave her the ivermec info to get rid of them. I know, I know. :evil:
Anyways, she called me the other day and said that Ted is having a hardtime walking on his front legs. He is limping but there is nothing they can see that could be wrong. No cuts or thorns. I said that he might just be his age. Come to think about it, he is older then 7. Are there any good things they can give him to help with the ageing process? Joints and bones? Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Betty.........
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I assume that you found the proper dosage and frequency of Ivermectin for the treatment of heartworms, correct?

It is different than for prevention.......

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Steve,
Yes. YOU gave it to me. :-? 2/10-3/10 every 15 days. Re test after 3-4 months. When negative drop to the 1/10 per 10lbs one time a month.


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Please try to confirm those doses and frequencies. Ill look it up too. I wasn't sure of the exact dose. That was a ball park from my recollection. I think that it is a low enough dose to be safe but lets check to make sure.

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I will check on some info also. I saw some info on a death that has been attributed to Ivermectin, but nothing that links it to what you are describing. I would think that it would be the dogs age, but, of course, I cant say for sure.

For supplements for arthritis, go to the vet discussion thread, Arthritis tips. Julie and I discussed several things that should help. I hope that one of them will help this dog.

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The dose should be fine but read the following. The Ivermectin will stop the dogs infestation from getting worse but will not kill the adult worms.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=610

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Can he not use DE? Betty didn't your article say something about that?

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No, DE wont kill heartworms because it doesnt get into the blood stream. In the body, its only for intestinal worms.

I dont know a lot about worms, including heartworms, but dont you have to be careful when the dog is heartworm positive not to kill the heartworms off too fast, or is that one of those things that you are told to scare you? I've never had a dog with heartworms and only rarely treated for it.

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Unfortunately when it comes to heart worm positive dogs, you need a vet. The treatment can be expensive and it is a lengthy process. Without proper vet attention and the right medications, dogs with heart worm infestations (especially older dogs) die agonizing deaths. That is not a scare tactic but rather harsh reality.

for future reference, you do NOT treat a heart worm positive dog with Ivermec ..it generally results in death.

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