Dogs are very prone to suffer from diseases caused by parasitic mites and intestinal worms. It is always best to exercise preventive measures as early as possible when the dogs’ age allows it rather than be kept unaware of the potential occurrence of these diseases and eventually shell out lots of money for the dog’s treatment. Many medications are available in the market as being sold by various pharmaceutical companies. Treating dogs are proven to be more expensive than the costs you are likely to acquire just by preventing the incidence of infestations.
Ivermectin is a compound that was surprisingly discovered as a result of a routine screen in Japan of naturally present soil organisms. It is a safe and effective drug for the prevention of heartworm infection, ear mite conditions, sarcoptic mange, and demodectic mange. It does not have recognized efficacy on fleas, ticks, and lice. Its establishment and approval in the 1980’s has made it a life-saving drug because certain infestations in dogs are very hard to tell just by looking at them. Before you know it, the infestations are already in their moderate to severe stages and when left untreated, can lead to the death of your dog. By using Ivermectin in preventive medication, the dogs are kept safe from discomforting, life-threatening and stressful skin and intestinal diseases in dogs.
Ivermectin for dogs is available in many brand names such as Ivomec, Tri-heart and Heartgard. The names of the last two brands merely depict their potential to guard your dog’s heart from the severe damage caused by heartworms which are the most common intestinal worms in dogs. However, treatment may be crucial because damage to the heart may be taking place already before it can be diagnosed.
Ivermectin is available in pills, chewable tablets, liquids and injections.