laxhcky4 wrote:Why don't you just squirt it on their food?
Greg Jennings wrote:You'll soon be a convert to the horse paste. It's super easy.
Greek wrote:OK you have me hooked. Please enlighten me on the paste. I have no clue on what to get or how much to give.
Soilman wrote:About the horse paste...someone told me that it could be dangerous and is not recommended for dogs. The reason is, the medicine may not evenly dispursed throughout the paste. For horses, it doesn't matter because they get the whole tube at once. But for dogs, one month, the dog may not get enough of the actual med, they next, he might be overdosed. I don't know if this is true, but just passing along the info.
jlmyers wrote:I've been using Zimectrin Gold for about a year now. It has slightly lower ivomectin (1.55%) than most others, plus praziquantel (7.75%) a common wormer. It is metered in 50# increments. I give my 33# brittanys most of a 50# dose inside of a pill pocket.
I calculated that the 50# horse dose is about 5x the ivomectin dosage in Heartgard. Studies have shown that 10x the dose in Heartgard does not cause problems in dogs. We haven't observed any negative effects on either of my dogs and my wife and I watch the dogs closely after each dosage. When I run out of this tube of Zimectrin Gold, I'll get another.
Hope this helps,
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