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Can Ivermectin Be Used On Pregnant Dogs


Dec 01, 2015If you're using topical flea and tick protection, or the monthly heartworm medication ivermectin, please continue to use these medications during your dog's pregnancy. They are safe for use during dog pregnancy, and their use prevents your dog from passing parasites on to her puppies during their birth or during lactation.


  • Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication used in the treatment of humans and dozens of other species, including cows, cats, rodents, dogs, ferrets and reptiles. A semi-synthetic drug derived from a Japanese soil-dwelling microorganism,.

  • It is used to treat some internal parasites as well. Toxicity can occur if a dog is given an excessive dose of the medication (10 to 20 times the recommended dose). Additionally, certain dogs are genetically hypersensitive to the.

  • Jan 03, 2022Ivermectin has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity, but at doses that were also maternotoxic to the pregnant female. The manufacturer considers ivermectin contraindicated during pregnancy. See references. Ivermectin Breastfeeding Warnings. Ivermectin is excreted into human milk in low.

Can Ivermectin Be Used On Pregnant Dogs

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