Ivermectin is the drug used for the treatment of many medical conditions in dogs such as heartworm infection, mange and ear mites. Parasites are common problems in dogs, for which three of the most common parasites are heartworms, roundworms and hookworms.
Heartworms can be fatal to your dogs. They are carried by mosquitoes. When one infected mosquito bites a dog it then transmits the infection, thus the dog will suffer after a few days from symptoms that cause severe damage to the heart of the dog. All dogs are susceptible to this infection. It does not matter what the breed is, whether they live inside or outside of the house, a puppy or an adult, short-haired or long-haired. When preventive measures are not undertaken, treatment can be expensive. As with roundworms and hookworms, they can be manifested in the dog without any visible symptoms. This is when you suddenly see your dog without any previous warning to suddenly vomit, dehydrate, and suffer from diarrhea. Demodectic mange, on the other hand, is caused by a dog mite known as demodex which is responsible for a dog’s hair loss because the mite lives in the hair follicles within the dog’s skin. Any dog of any age can be infected but it is very common among puppies 3 months of age to one year. Sarcoptic mange is known as scabies caused by the dog mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Any breed of dogs can be infected with scabies at any age and sex.
When infections are not prevented, Ivermectin for dogs is the answer. It is known in the market with the drug names Heartgard®, Iverhart®, and Tri-Heart®. Any type of infection has a unique dosage schedule for a dog, and sometimes weight and age are factors which will determine the dosage for one particular dog. Do not attempt to diagnose and treat a dog all by yourself. Just as we need the advice of physicians to tell us which medicines fit our illness in order not to accumulate expenses on medicines; it is the case as well with ill dogs. Although you know that Ivermectin is the drug, the veterinarian’s opinion is what matters most. So be careful at all times.