Is ivermectin good for guinea pigs?

Is ivermectin good for guinea pigs?

Subcutaneous administration of ivermectin, while effective in treating young, lightly infested animals, had no effects on old, heavily infested guineapigs. None of the treatments had adverse effects on the animals’ weight gain or their reproductive performance.

Is ivermectin for horses safe for guinea pigs?

Ivermectin can probably be safely used on lactating mothers (see discussion). Remember that it is possible to overdose guinea pigs with ivermectin. Weigh your pig and convert to grams if using a pound scale. A two pound pig = 909 grams.

How often do guinea pigs need ivermectin?

How Much Ivermectin Will My Guinea Pig Be Given? To treat internal parasites, guinea pigs are often given 200 mcgs of ivermectin for each kg of body weight, either by injection or orally, every 7 days for 3 weeks.

Can you dilute ivermectin with water?

Ivermectin is best taken as a single dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (1 hour before breakfast), unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Can you worm guinea pigs?

Unlike cats and dogs, most people consider it unnecessary to regularly worm their guinea pigs. The worms can be treated, but this will need to be done by a vet, who will prescribe a treatment to get rid of the parasites.

How long does ivermectin stay in your system?

How long does ivermectin (Stromectol) stay in your system? Ivermectin (Stromectol) starts to leave your bloodstream after about 18 hours, but it stays in your intestines and continues to kill any worms there for 12 days.

Can ivermectin be stored in a fridge?

Ivermectin should be stored away from sunlight, heat and moisture in a tightly closed container at room temperature, or below 86 degrees F/30 degrees C. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.

How do I get rid of fur mites on my guinea pig?

Your vet will prescribe a treatment with ivermectin or selamectin. Both of these can treat a mange mite infestation. Your vet will administer ivermectin with an injection, orally or topically. Because injections can be painful for guinea pigs, we recommend topical or oral treatment.

How do I get rid of mites on my guinea pig?

Both static mites and sarcoptic mites can be treated with Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets and Rats or Beaphar Anti-Mange Spray. look for any signs of ‘dust’ or parasites on the fur, or redness or irritation caused by your pet scratching their skin.

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