it depends on what breed of dog you have. If you have a breed related to the collie family, such as
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
then I would recommend something that doesn't contain Ivermectin, if the dog is a "collie type" or "collie type" mix and it has not yet been tested for the MDR1 gene then play it safe and don't use Ivermectin.
Well, Heartgard also removes most intestinal worms, which is nice. And you have to be careful in dosing with Ivomec, but it is a lot cheaper. They're the same active ingredient, with pros and cons to both choices. Depends on your circumstances, I guess.
Thank you ... I have a lab who is sick right now but for the future. I have always used heartguard but with her went with ivormec, she is still a puppy so weight is changing constantly the doseage is what scares me. I think I will go with the heartguard, mainly because I bought feedstore 7in1 shots and she recently came down with parvo.. At this point I am thinking better safe then sorry.....Thank you again.
For puppy owners of large breed dogs at work we sell one pill at a time until they hit about 50lbs then we sell them a normal 6 month-12 month supply. The reason is the dosing on heartguard goes something like 0-25lbs, 26-50lbs, 50-100lbs. The pups are growing quick enough that it's a waste of money to buy a 6 month supply of anything but the largest size because they'll out grow the dosing before you finish it.
For a dog over a hundred pounds you mix and match. Say it was 130 lbs, you give 1 50-100lbs pill and one 26-50lb pill to make the correct dosage.