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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
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Liability Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, and do not wish for you to use this information to diagnose a problem. Instead, it is offered as "food for thought" for responsible and educated dog owners.

My research indicates over and over that ALL dogs have demodectic mange mites on their bodies. But some dogs have periodic breakouts of sores because the mange mites get out of control in numbers. We once dog-sat for someone, and their dog began to show signs of demodectic mange.

Our vet told us about several protocols to help the dog. The most commonly-prescribed method required weekly "dips" in a toxic substance that had side effects such as vomiting and lethargy.

However, he knew of another treatment that was easy, cheaper, and could be done at home...without the side effects!

He prescribed (for a 25-lb dog) ONE cc of liquid Ivermectin 1% solution to be given orally to the dog for 6 weeks, daily.

It worked. The total treatment cost me about $25.

A 1 cc syringe can be purchased from a vet or Wal-Mart, etc.

The 1% Ivermectin is a cattle or horse dewormer that can be purchased online for the best savings, or from a vet at a higher price. City vets probably won't have this stuff, and if they do, they'll charge an arm and a leg. But, still probably less than the toxic dips!

Online Example of the Ivermectin we bought at:  http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ Other sources can by found by searching in Google for key words such as Ivomec 1% dewormer, Ivermectin, Eqvalan, etc.

PRECAUTIONS

Do not overdose with Ivermectin products.

Please note that a few breeds of dogs, mainly herding breeds, can have severe reactions to Ivermectin. If your dog is a sheltie, collie, or other herding breed, contact your veterinarian to discuss whether your breed can be given heartworm-prevention products such as HeartGard (Ivermectin) or other similar treatments.

If you are giving your dog another medication at the same time, talk to your vet before using the Ivermectin treatment. One drug, Comfortis® (spinosad) in particular, causes an increased effect of the Ivermectin, and should not be used concurrently with daily Ivermectin.

Liability Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, and do not wish for you to use this information to diagnose a problem. Instead, it is offered as "food for thought" for responsible and educated dog owners.

 

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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
Click here for additional contact information.

Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

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