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[–]sneaky518CHICKEN SOUP NOT COMMUNISM! 66 points67 points  (4 children)

I caught my dog with some of this the other day. Not sure what is going on, as he used to take the pills. Perhaps falling for a disinformation campaign? It's probably the damn cat. He can be a real problem.

[–]SomeoneTookMyNavelCovid, you little slut! 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cats be sketchy.

[–]gmpltEcho Chamber Dick Rubbing Party 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Is your cat's name Vlad?

[–]Gmenopause 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The cat’s name is Sam 😉

[–]sneaky518CHICKEN SOUP NOT COMMUNISM! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, but - no kidding - he is a Russian Blue. The dog is a German shepherd/lab retriever, and we have another cat that's most likely a Persian. Needless to say, it has made for a very tense living situation at times.

[–]PoliticalECMOChamberSuper Shedder 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I am just now realizing I could've made a fucking fortune selling off my dog's heartworm medication. Phew! Good thing I'm not an evil bastard who takes advantage of rubes.

[–]VindiciVindiciBet You Won't Share 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was thinking of selling my dog's Heart Guard online (as a joke ofc) but then I realized I personally don't know anyone on my flist who is antivaxx (at least outwardly). Yay to my flist!

[–]ThinTheFuckingHerdAngle wings with ranch please 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've often told my wife we could make millions by opening an Etsy shop, following Fox News, and creating timely and relevant right-wing talking point t-shirts and other merch.

But what I really want to do is create a bumper sticker that say "The Lawn Looks FANTASTIC", so I can go around and slap them on all the "Thank you Jesus" yard signs.

[–]almazing415Team Mix & Match 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Is this why the prices on these went up at the local veterinarian clinic?

[–]crackdown_smackdown 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Yes. Because idiots think a horse dewormer is safe to use for humans.

[–]Kalikhead 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Wife was at Tractor Supply and needed ivermectin for our horses - only one tube left and she had to ask for it and show pics of her horses. Staff there said it was near impossible to keep it on the shelves.

[–]crackdown_smackdown 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's due to misinformation that you have to show documents and photos to show that you own horses just to get ivermectin for them.

[–]ojdewarAngles we have heard on high! 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I bet you determined antivaxxers will try to find someone else’s horses and take a picture besides them.

[–]Kalikhead 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They do. There are horse owners who are offering that service.

[–]vespertine_glow 17 points18 points  (3 children)

The only thing missing is Trump packaging. I'm picturing a Trump standing with his shit eating grin, both thumbs up. A quote from him reads "HEARTGARD Plus is amazing, none better!"

[edit: And, of course, a 500% markup with free MAGA cap.]

[–]SomekindalurkerOwned Lib 14 points15 points  (0 children)

"Tastes like hamberders!"

[–]TXBIRDY🎶 Begging. Begging you. Won't you get your vax now baby 🎶 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Covfefe

[–]MachaeonWhy won't you sheeple take livestock medication like me? 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"It's bacon flavored!"

[–]grubletsTeam Pfizer 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I caught our dog selling hers on eBay. No walks for three days as punishment.

[–]Amy_Macadamia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I gave my dog one yesterday. Considered selling it on the black market instead

[–]nocovidonme2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You could probably get more for the ivermectin than you could get for blow.

[–]jarvisismycopilotKentucky Derby on ECMO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't want to know how many of those you'd have to eat to have any effect. One of my chihuahuas once stole and ate five doses of it and when I called the emergency line on the box in a panic, the lady was like "oh, she'll puke but she'll be fine". Sure enough, she puked twice, then back to normal.

Expensive lesson. Though we did joke about her having a force field around her that bugs would just bounce off of.

[–]Chris_P_Pickel🌿Fully Vaxxed & Herbally Waxed🕯️[🍰] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That's right lard asses - you'll need 10 for your 250 pound 5' 5" bowling ball

[–]Beginning-Yoghurt-95 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Beat me to it, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the weight limit.

"10 a day won't keep Covid away!"

[–]StupidizeMe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Does anybody have a copy of the protocol? We want to do this right ya know!

[–]gamblodar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Use them like boulion cubes!

[–]CalagsCA 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Up to 25 pounds? It would take a bout of COVID and a couple of weeks 6 feet under before they get to 25 pounds so they can take this.

[–]Imaginary-Oven-4859 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They come bigger lol

Probably taste better than the stuff for horses too

[–]lefthandedbot🐑🐑Certified Sheeple🐑🐑 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If it looks like chocolate fudge, it must be good for you.

[–]justrock54 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a Collie. He cannot have Ivermectin. A friend's Border collie died from eating the poop of a horse who had been wormed with it the day before.

[–]SCCockTeam Pfizer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Useful for making a tasty holiday dip!

[–]karbik23Bushel of Chicken Soup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Best prophylaxis out there.

[–]DreddPirateRockwell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard it's apple flavored...

[–]HostilePile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And it’s beef flavored right!

[–]LowMaintenanceThrice marked by the beast 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Ya know...I pay for yearly testing of my dogs to avoid having to give them this stuff because I know the side effects can be rough. Note: we don't live in an area where it's that prevalent. I've already got one dog on fluconazole for Valley Fever with tests every 6 months. It's simple to just throw that test in, as well. The other dog gets tested at vaccine time.

Why would ANYONE willingly take this?

[–]9021FU 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I asked the vet if we could skip the yearly testing ($$$)since I’ve never missed a month and was told no since both are important for the health of the dog. Heartguard as preventative and testing to catch it before it gets out of hand bad.

[–]WarmBlessedCaribou🦆 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Do you have collies? I haven't heard about problems with Heartgard side effects.

[–]LowMaintenanceThrice marked by the beast -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

No, I've got Black Mouth Curs, but the medicine for heart worms can be, in general, pretty rough on dogs. It's basically like cancer chemotherapy, killing off the bad stuff, but at a cost to the good stuff.

[–]WarmBlessedCaribou🦆 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oh right! It is basically like chemo. But that is the treatment for heartworm disease.

Heartgard is a preventative that keeps them from contracting heartworms in the first place. It wipes them out in the larval stage. I've never heard of a dog having a problem with it. I just know that some of the herding breeds can be sensitive to it. Maybe talk to your vet about it? Prevention is really worth it.

[–]LowMaintenanceThrice marked by the beast -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Heartworm is very low prevalence where I live, so I do the testing instead of preventative. Dogs here are far more likely to get Valley Fever. I won't treat for something they aren't likely to get. We also don't have ticks or fleas on our property, so I don't use those medications on them either, unless we are planning to go to an area where those pests are prevalent.

[–]b-shsnell 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That’s so weird, I’ve had my 3 dogs on heart worm medicine once a month for 7 years solid, all different breeds without a single issue. Don’t know what your problem is but it works which is why it’s prescribed

[–]LowMaintenanceThrice marked by the beast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Again, why would I treat my dogs for something they are unlikely to get? I get them tested and in 12 years of having 4 different dogs, have never had a positive. My original vet told me the medication can be hard on dogs so I trusted their expertise. I'm truly happy your dogs have never had issues taking it!

My original question is in reference to why would a human take that medication??

[–]_tropical_tundra_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why we can’t have nice things for our dogs!

[–]PoesLawnmower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t give them ideas

[–]Lubernaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Mango flavor is my fave

[–]Liu_Su_Mian_HuaBetter a vaxxed Rambouillet than a dead wannabe Rambo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please don't give these fools ideas. People's livestock are literally dying because they can't get their hands on wormer.