Interceptor does not contain ivermectin - different drugs.
However, dogs with the mutant gene are also susceptible to the active ingredient in Interceptor. I give interceptor at 1/5 the U.S. Dose, which is called the Safeheart dose, and only effective for HW and not the other parasites.
Back to the OP, my understanding when using the liquid, is that you have to be *very* careful about dosing.
It sounds like you have been very lucky not to have treated a mutant-mutant. If so, you would know it, and that type of dosing would clearly kill them.Meh. You'd have to overdose by a LOT to cause any issues. I've treated dogs for mange at work with ivermectin at 3-5x their weight dosage everyday for months with no ill effects.
Most vets treat demodectic mange with an OD of liquid ivermection. Audrey was on the same treatment for several months after I adopted her. It's very common. Unless the dog has the gene, it will not kill them or cause any other ill effects.It sounds like you have been very lucky not to have treated a mutant-mutant. If so, you would know it, and that type of dosing would clearly kill them.
Not really. We never got any type of dog in that we had to treat that we had to worry about having the gene. We would have seen effects while it was on monthy heartworm preventative, anyway.It sounds like you have been very lucky not to have treated a mutant-mutant. If so, you would know it, and that type of dosing would clearly kill them.
I have a feeling though that the OP just wants to use the liquid version for monthly HW treatment (preventative) to go the cheaper route.
I understand that, his mange wasen't bad, only some hairloss around his eye and a little patch of hair missing on his ear, the Vet failed to mention that dogs under the age of 2 can fight off Demodex Mange on their own but you can also give Immune Supplement pills to help get rid of it. She also failed to mention that you can buy some Ivermectin at your local feed store. So instead of spending $35 on a bottle that will last me forever I spent over $600 on that crap and had to come back every 3 weeks and retest him (skin scrape) and get another dosage.Ivermectin itself is very cheap - $35 for a huge bottle that will last you forever. If the mange is bad, no pill in the world is going to fight it off. If it's just in the early stages sure, but advanced mange requires much more than an immune system boost.