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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Argent, Feb 5, 2012.


  1. Argent

    Argent PetForums VIP

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    ...what do you use instead of Ivermectin products? Been trying to research a little more into alternatives due to the breed sensitivity, but there's only articles on the dangers and what not to use rather than what you can use instead :confused:
     
  2. Souris

    Souris PetForums Senior

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    We use drontal and panacur (for lungworm) for worming purposes as neither contains ivermectin.

    I've not had either dogs tested, but I more than likely will within the coming months.

    Edit: Just to add, if you wanted to do some research on a totally natural route, food grade Diatomaceous Earth is sometimes used (and used by a few members of this forum if I remember rightly) for worming/flea'ing.
     
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    I use drontal ect for my dogs. Many who keep large amounts of dogs (so breeders ect) use garlic to fend off flea's.

    Frontline is used frequently by Sheltie folk. I have used frontline with no issues but I have heard its becoming less effective.

    I know some Shelties who have been fine with Ivermectin products such as Advantage and advocate but its really something that's not worth risking.

    Many avoid all products with "risky" ingredients, I can PM you a list if you like.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. Argent

    Argent PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for the info - I was just wondering what you guys would use instead of Ivermectin, because I've not heard of any products that specifically don't contain it! :D
    Drontal and Panacur makes sense then, and we currently use Frontline on Oscar, I think because he had bad reactions to Advocate or whatever was used when he was a pup.
     
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