How much Ivomec do I give about a 60lb large dog?

I know this is for heartworms and a vet told me I could use it but she didn't tell me the dosage. Does anyone out there know anything about this? I do know that Ivermectin is the active ingredient for both this stuff and regular heartworm pills for large dogs.
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Someone gave you a dose for the 2% Ivomec. It is wrong! Use the 1% Ivomec (Ivermectin for cattle and swine) at a dose of 1cc per 100lbs of body weight. You were told right about some herding breeds being sensitive to it like collies, border collies, ect. I use it on my German Shepherds. I don't mix it with propylene glycol. I use a tb syringe and dose it at 1cc per 100lbs. The only one here that gets 1cc is my big male. Most of the bitches are dosed between 0.5cc and 0.8cc depending on their weights. If you have a 60 pound dog, I would give him a test dose of 0.2cc first, then give him the other 0.4cc of it about 5 days later. Always test the dog on Ivomec before you go ahead and give a normal dose. You are also right, it is the active ingredient in hearguard plus and Iverheart.
Call the vet.they'll tell you.
You can use it, but I would have the vet SHOW you and TELL you how to use it. I know a woman that has three BLIND Beagles due to a wrong dose of Ivomec. It can be dangerous.
Check with the vet!

See, no one here can even agree on the dose. If you are willing to risk YOUR dogs LIFE then go ahead. Otherwise, buy the Heartguard. Mnay vets now sell the Tri-Heart, or Iver-heart. It is generic Heartguard and is cheaper.
Ask the vet they will know the correct dosage thats what we pay them for.
Ok, if you are talking about the cattle dewormer, put down the bottle and back away! The dose is very small, and you really should be having your vet figure it out. This drug is much more concentrated than the typical heartworm prevention, and you could KILL your dog with the improper dose. I realize that some people will disagree, saying that it is perfectly safe. But until you see the results of an ivermectin overdose, you can't talk.

I know of a veterinarian that incorrectly dosed 5 dogs and wound up having to pay for the care of all 5. Three of them were comatose and on ventilators for several days. If you don't have any concept of how expensive that is, his bill came to around $45,000 at the specialty center!

Just get some heartgard or sentinel, and don't worry about it.
If you choose to use ivermectin as a heartworm prev. a dose that will work is a 10th of a cc per 10 lbs, I use it and have used it for years without a problem, and will continue to use it but remember it is not labeled for use in dogs, it is not made for use in dogs, so it is an owners choice to use it. Never use it on a dog that has not tested neg, for heartworms & DONT use it for any herding type or Collie type dogs, blueheelers, border collies, shelties, aussies..My Border Collie gets interceptor..Call your vet & ask her what she suggests as far as dosage.
Okay guys and gals, I'm answering the question, but that doesn't mean I recommend the use (nor does this statement mean I don't recommend it).

Ivomec comes in different concentrations, as do most drugs. It is as safe as any other drug for its recommended and approved use. It is also widely prescribed for extra-label use. As with any drug, serious side effects can occur, and some animals tend to have greater adverse reactions than others. Always check with your vet before using. as it seems you did, but simply forgot to get the correct dosage.

2% Ivermectin solution as an injectible cattle dewormer is dosed -- ORALLY -- at 1cc per 100 lbs of body weight. That means you should use a very small, 1cc ("tb") syringe for dosing. A 60 lb dog would need 0.6 cc. You can also mix this with the correct dose of liquid intestinal dewormer before giving.
The dosage is the same as for cattle. A 50 pound dog should get about .5 cc mixed with his dog food once a month. A 100 pound dog should get about 1 cc. You can round up to the nearest half cc if you don't like math. You will not overdose your dog with it.

However, you do want to closely watch your dog when you give it to him the first time. Very rarely, certain individual dogs have a bad reaction to it. I've never had it happen, and I don't know anybody that has had it happen, but I've heard that it does.

Make sure you use the injectable Ivomec for CATTLE, not swine. I'm not sure exactly what the difference between the two is, or what will happen if you use the one for swine, but I was told this by several experienced dog breeders.

Again, even though the Ivomec is injectable, you don't want to inject it into your dog. Just suck it out of the bottle with a sterile syringe, and squirt it into his food. Once a month. Make sure to get your dog checked for worms first, as the Ivomec will only kill the larvae, not adult heartworms, as far as I know. If your dog is already infected, the Ivomec won't help much.

I am not a licensed veterinarian. And this is not medical advice.
You are receiving a lot of different answers here from complete strangers for something that could seriously harm your dog. Honestly, I would just pay the $7.00 per pill, or whatever your vet charges, than take a chance on the wrong dosage. If it's too expensive, get a prescription from your vet and order it online (although the product in not guaranteed if not sold by a licensed vet). Either way it works out to pennies per day. Accidentally giving the wrong dosage could cost you a lot more in heartache.
Yes, you can give ivomec to a dog, but the vet need's to do it the first time. That med can kill a dog or cause numerous other permanent problem's. I have to use it on a Rottie in my family and cringe every time I do it. I know what it can do to him. The dosage is given according to weight and breed of dog. Some breed's can't take it at all. If your vet doesn't want to help you with this, see another vet. Ivvomec isn't something to fool around with if you don't know what you're doing. Get more information and vet help please before you do anything. Why not use the heart worm prevention med's that are on the market? Much safer . Good luck.

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