Heartworm Test @ Home Kit

Many customers use Ivermectin(which is the exact same drug as Heartgard) instead of Heartgard to SAVE $50-200 per year/dog on heartworm prevention. Ivermectin is sold at most farm, equine, or pet supply companies-catalogs. First use the Heartworm Test@Home to be sure your dog does not have heartworm and then use Ivermectin to SAVE TIME and MONEY. See "e-how", other websites or the ARTICLE BELOW for articles written by Vets that show how safe this is, how to dose,etc.                                       Heartworm Test@Home: the same accurate test that your veterinarian performs but provides:

  1. Savings of $50-200 per pet each year-avoid the office call fee($45-70), save 30-50% on the heartworm test, and $30-150 on the preventative. Many pet owners use  a generic heartworm preventative (Ivermectin) which is sold in nearly all pet or farm supply stores as a wormer for all animals. Ivermectin costs less than $2 per dog for a year's supply.
  2. SAME ACCURATE veterinary lab results (we use the same ELISA test that your veterinarian uses to produce the same accurate heartworm, lyme, anaplasmosis, or ehrlichia results). We are a licensed veterinary lab.
  3. SIMPLE, EASY TO DO. Collect the sample via a normal nail trim, have your Animal Tech friend, nurse, etc. perform an IV, or do a skin puncture as if you were a diabetic to collect just 3-5 drops. Then mail via normal USPO first class mail to our veterinary lab.
  4. LYME, EHRLICHIA, and ANAPLASMOSIS testing is an additional but an extremely low fee of $18 for savings of up to $70. Just include credit card data or a check for $18 when you send the samples into our lab and we will perform all four tests. Up to 60% of dogs are positive to Lyme disease in the upper half and East coast of the US and up to 60% of dogs are positive to ehrlichia or anaplasmosis in the lower half of the US and the East coast. Just as many people have exposure and potentially can get these diseases. All are tick-borne diseases spread by ticks and tick bites. Many of our customers have discovered that they had one of these diseases after we diagnosed the disease in their pet. People do not get the disease from their pet, but the same insect that can bite the pets can bite you causing you to get the same type of disease.

Often you do not have the time or money to do a check up for these diseases yet you know that you need to each year. The sooner you detect these canine disease the better. Now you can test at home in between visits to your veterinarian or instead of using the veterinarian--and save time and money--but more importantly save your pets life.. 

Everything is included and pre-paid. You just collect 3-5 drops of blood in a vial and send to our veterinary lab. This test is ideal for groups, or people who have multiple dogs.

 * Do not purchase this kit unless you routinely trim your dog's nails and realize that everyone will accidentally get at least one nail to close. When that happens, you can easily collect 3-5 drops. If you know an Animal Tech, assistant, nurse, groomer, boarding facility, animal trainer, or other people who work with dogs as a business ask them to collect the sample. Encourage them to purchase these kits, help collect the sample, and sell them.

Ivermectin Dosage Instructions for Heartworm Prevention, Treatment of Mange, and Worms           

“I am not a veterinarian, nor do I have any formal training in any medical field. The information presented here is not meant to replace your vet's advice or prescribed medications, but only to suggest additional options to explore, based on your dog's condition” by Fred Lanting. Please use the Perfect Pet Products HEARTWORM TEST AT HOME each year prior to using any preventative since deaths frequently occur if dogs are heartworm positive.

Ivermectin in high doses can be dangerous, even fatal, to dogs, especially collies and similar collie breeds. but even healthy dogs can be harmed if the dosage is high enough. However, the dose used for heartworm prevention is only 1%-3% of the dose used for most other applications such as mange and worm treatments. The common recommended dose of Ivermectin provides 37 times the amount of Ivermectin needed for heartworm prevention. We have provided this mixture of Ivermectin solution mixed with food-grade (USP) glycerin/propylene glycol at a more appropriate dosage form so you can more safely use it in small animals such as ferrets, rabbits, etc. as a preventative or in small dogs/cats for use as a ear mite, mange treatment or as a wormer. Not licensed for use as a preventative in dogs even though this is the exact same drug as Heartgard. Keep refrigerated and protected from light. The length of time the diluted mixture will remain potent is unknown.

Ivermectin Sensitivity/Doseage:Note that the dosages listed below are the same as is used in Heartgard, not for wormers or mange treatment. For example, when using Heartgard Green for dogs weighing 26 to 50 pounds, the dosage used is calculated for a 50-pound dog, while a 26-pound dog would get twice as much per pound of body weight. Dosages as high as 10 to 40 times the amount used to prevent heartworms are used to treat mites on dogs (demodectic mange).High dosages of Ivermectin are considered safe or all dogs except Collie, Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, English Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog, McNab, Border Collie, German Shepherd, Whippet, Silken Windhound including the mixed-breed dogs. There is MDR1 gene test available.

Heartworm Prevention: Heartgard may be only 95% effective, rather than 100% effective, in preventing heartworm infections. That is one of the reasons to test every year. The dosages shown below are used to duplicate the amount of Ivermectin found in Heartgard, and should be given monthly for heartworm prevention. Start with no more than one-third the regular dose for the first days and monitor your dog closely. Give 2/3 the dose 4 days later, then give the first dose 7 days later and every month afterwards. Stop the drug immediately if you see any signs of neurologic toxicity, including incoordination or loss of balance (ataxia), depression, disorientation, excess salivation, pupil dilation, nystagmus (abnormal movement of the eyes), blindness, tremors, recumbence (inability to get up), or coma. Get your dog to a vet for supportive care if signs are severe. Dosage using Ivermectin 1% solution at 30:1 dilution for heartworm prevention.):

  • < 6 pounds: 0.05 cc (one-half of 0.1 cc, or 1 drop from an eye dropper, assuming 20 drops per ml)
  • 6 to 12 pounds: 0.1 cc
  • 13 to 24 pounds: 0.2 cc
  • 25 to 36 pounds: 0.3 cc
  • 37 to 48 pounds: 0.4 cc
  • 49 to 60 pounds: 0.5 cc
  • 62 to 72 pounds: 0.6 cc
  • 73 to 84 pounds: 0.7 cc
  • 85 to 97 pounds: 0.8 cc
  • 98 to 109 pounds: 0.9 cc
110 to pounds: 1 cc                                                                                  

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