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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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How many cc Invermextin for heart worm. Should be administered to a dog. Is it 1cc every 10 lbs?
Thank you I need to know in the next 15 mins please
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.
Good morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta and would like to help.

As a heart worm treatment, using the low dose treatment, the dose is using the Heartgard for your size dog. This is a very tiny amount given daily. For heartworm preventative, the heartgard is used.

The dose of Ivermectin if given orally or injectable is 1 cc per 110 pounds so you have to determine what the dose would be...if your dog is 55 pounds, the dose is0.5 cc daily.

Does that make sense to you?