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My lab with "heartworms"


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oleyeller
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My lab without heartworms






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My lab with chewing problem.





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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Hit enter way too soon.


So last year, about this time, my male lab was diagnosed with heartworms. I was heart broken because I thought I did something to him. (Honestly, it killed me)

Well, I did a ton of research and talked to some "older" vets. Several of them told me to do what they did years and years ago. Just keep using Ivomec. So I did. I gave him a tad bit more than I would normally give him.

Fast forward a year. My lab is heartworm free. It must of have worked.

Funny thing is, my lab never showed signs of having the worms. Maybe it was in the early stages - or maybe he never had them. Either way, I am tickled pink I have a healthy 6 year old dog that is clear and free of heart worms.







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Badass looking dog. WHEN i get a house/yard big enough, i will be getting a lab, fa'sho.





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Clyde says congrats on getting well.



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offshoretrash
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Just keep using Ivomec.


Before the big Ivomec craze I knew a Vet that trapped and he gave ever coyote he caught a shot of it. He said it was a 100% cure for any parasites, including mange. I asked him then about giving it to a dog and he said it was the way to go and it's hard to overdose them.






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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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it's hard to overdose them.


I trust him, but I can tell you that if you give them way too much they can shite through chicken wire. I'm shocked mine didn't take off and fly with his jet power of shite.






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Congrats man! Great lookn dog





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Choirboy
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Queen is now free of heartworms as well!






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Is there a way to increase the odds of getting heartworms?





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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Is there a way to increase the odds of getting heartworms?


Oh sure. Don't give them any prevention at all. I don't know the odds, but if you didn't give them anything the odds have to be pretty high.

I didn't miss a month of prevention and mine still got it. There is some wicked arse shite that is brewed deep in them swamps






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Choirboy
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Supposedly there is a new strain of skeeter in the Mississippi river bottoms that isn't effected by current medication.





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Me Bite
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Barkley says congrats!




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nrtiger
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I have a 10 year old American Fox Hound and we recently found out that he has heartworms. We have been giving him 2 pills twice a day to kill the adult heartworms. Vet says we might need to do heartworm treatment, (some sort of arsenic procedure). Don't know if I should get a second opinion or go with what the vet is saying. Recommendations??





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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Don't know if I should get a second opinion or go with what the vet is saying. Recommendations??


Wish I could suggest something, but I wouldn't feel comfortable. All I know is that I followed what someone told me to do and it worked. If I have another dog that comes up positive with heartworms, I'll do the same thing.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Ivomec is the best thing that ever happened to dogs.





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the only prevention I know to be moderately effective is a low dose of ivermec monthly.





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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Ivomec is the best thing that ever happened to dogs.


And dog owners. Cheap as dirt and very effective.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea it is.

I'm worming a 85lb and a 75lb dog for realllllllllll cheap.






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