Discount Heartgard Available
Discount Heartgard is available from a variety of suppliers on the internet.
Discount Nuheart which is the generic form of these tablets is available as follows:-
Blue for dogs up to 25 lbs, Green for dogs 26-50 lbs, Red for dogs 51-100 lbs
Discount Heartgard Plus Chewables are also available in packs of six and twelve if you prefer to give the medication in a chewable form:-
Blue for Small dogs under 25 lbs, Green for Medium dogs 26-50 lbs, Brown for Large dogs 51-100 lbs
If your dog is larger than 100lbs in weight, a combination of tablets should be used. The manufacturers advise that if your dog normally swallows a treat whole, without chewing it, that you should break the treat into small pieces.
It seems that about 35% of Collies and some other herding dogs such as Australian Shepherds, Old English Sheepdogs and Shetland Sheepdogs are affected by a genetic mutation that causes Ivermectin to build up to toxic levels in the brain. – The following quote from http://www.veterinarypartner.com
“Approximately 35% of Collies have a genetic mutation creating a non-functional P-glycoprotein. This allows for ivermectin doses that would normally be blocked from the central nervous system to gain access to it….. There is now a test for P-glycoprotein mutation so that ivermectin-sensitive dogs can be identified. This is a DNA test using an oral swab. Test kits can be ordered directly from the Washington State University Veterinary School.s.”
The same site goes on to say:-
“Heartworm preventive doses are so low that side effects are not produced even in ivermectin-sensitive individuals.”
This is a fact that I was unaware of until I started researching dog heartworm medicine.
Some animals are allergic to the medication and sometimes dogs are allergic to the ingredients used in the chewable tablets. If this is the case with your dog and you find it hard to get him to take a pill, there are pill pockets available that you can pop a tablet inside and seal it up before giving it to your dog.
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