Features December 2012 Issue

Dogs With a Drug Problem

Collies are at greatest risk of having a toxic reaction to certain medications. But many other breeds – and mixed-breed dogs – are at risk, too.

Dogs With a Drug Problem

MDR1 mutation affects more than just Collies – and involves more drugs than ivermectin.

Most dog owners are aware that Collies and other herding breeds may be sensitive to ivermectin, used for heartworm prevention and to treat certain parasites. But did you know that these dogs can also be sensitive to a number of other drugs, and that other breeds can also be affected?

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