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People PLEASE give your dogs their monthly heart worm prevention. All our rescue dogs come in positive. People don't give prevention and then when the dog comes up positive they turn them into the shelters because they can't bother with treatment..then the volunteers have to
work that much harder to think of ways to raise funds for the expensive treatment. We are busy enough.
You can get inexpensive heartworm prevention at feed stores. Knox Farm and Feed is terrific. It's called Ivermectin. Buy the syringes and needles and inject it directly into the dog's mouth or into a vienna sausage. The staff can tell you how many cc's. You can get a bottle that will last a year for $50. If you just want to buy the syringe full and bring the clean syringe back once a month the staff will refill it for $3.50. No need to even buy
the bottle and do it yourself, they will do it. I just talked to the staff and they told me this.
Ivermectin also kills anything that bites your dogs...fleas, ticks. Talk to the good people at Knox Farm and Feed and they can explain.
Also, pick up a bag of Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) for $8. Sprinkle it on your dog and the ground for homeopathic flea and tick prevention
Please tell your friends...we rescue volunteers are so heartsick over the amount of dogs flooding in with fill blown heart worms. Thanks!
I use ivermectin for my dogs. Learned it from volunteering at Husky Haven, I was already aware that it is used as the soft treatment for dogs that are heartworm positive. I wasn't sure of the dosage, but since I learned it is 1/10 cc per 10 lbs body weight.
Have had my bottle over a year paid 37.00 for it at Tractor Supply. I also have found cheap tapeworm and flea pills at www.littlecitydogs.com
Chuck, at Knox Farm and Feed can answer all the questions. He did tell me puppies under 3 months can't take it. Also, it's true smaller full breed dogs might not be able to take it. He will also tell you the correct cc dosage.
I was blown away that you can just buy the syringe (under $8) and they will refill it each month for only $3.50. Although it is pretty easy to buy the bottle and do it yourself.