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Old 03-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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What brand do you use? I seems to remember a few years ago there was some controversy about Heartgard & the death of several dogs. I have been using Interceptor which does not have the Ivemectin (sp?) in it. I just noticed the vet has sent Heartgard the last time & I'm thinking of taking it back for an exchange. What do you think? Thanks.

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I think the controversy was with the ProHeart 6 month injectable from Fort Dodge, that was the one where dogs died as a result and the company has to send out a letter to vets.
Other than that some of the herding breeds are known for being sensitive to Ivermectin.
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/announcements/ivermectin/
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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