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Each bottle of ivermectin has an expiration date on the bottle. Most bottles should also state storage procedures. The bottles I have state that it should be stored between 59F-86F. So it should stay good if stored correctly until the expiration date. In a lot of cases, ivermectin is quite safe for dogs and cats but not for all. Some dogs have a MDR1 mutation which makes them sensitive to ivermectin and other drugs. Read more on this here:
You can read more on invermectin including usage, precautions and dosing here:
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/ivermectin-ivomec-heartgard/page1.aspxAnd about toxicity here:http://www.petplace.com/dogs/ivermectin-toxicity/page1.aspx
This site discusses the use in cats.
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It shouldn't be a problem as long as it is tightly capped since in some cases, it is purchased in plastic syringes.
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