Dog Worms Does Your Pet Suffer from Dog Worms and Other Parasites? Holistic practitioners recognize that the whole animal should be treated to maximize health and support balance in the system. A combination of natural medicine, healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended to promote pet digestive health and integrity. Natural remedy to promote digestive health and integrity –… Read more »
Heartworm medication – daily, monthly or annually? Chemicals or natural alternatives? The fact that we are seeing more and more advertisements for annual heartworm medication to prevent heartworms is quite alarming, I think. It is an issue that has concerned me for some time. Just today I read the following excellently researched article that I believe sets out the facts… Read more »
Heart Failure in Dogs Congestive heart failure in dogs it is said that roughly 1 out of 10 canines are diagnosed with this condition every year. It is caused by the gradual weakening of the heart muscle which results in its inability to pump adequate blood. The organ then tries to balance this out by beating faster, which eventually just… Read more »
For most of us, we treat our pets like our own children; and it is painful to see them suffer through difficult sicknesses like heartworm. If left untreated, the infected dog will most likely die within a few months of contraction. Here are some natural heartworm preventative measures that will ensure the safety of your dog in this matter. First… Read more »
Heartworm is a condition caused by bites of mosquitoes. Not all mosquitoes are contaminated but if it does carry this infection, it can transmit larvae into the animal’s tissue which travels to its bloodstream. When not treated immediately, the larva reaches adulthood and travels on to latch itself on its host’s vital organs. When this happens, results are oftentimes fatal… Read more »
Conventional and other methods of heartworm prevention are still most effective. From time to time various homeopathic, natural or herbal heartworm products are touted as cures or preventives from heartworm disease. But what do you do if your dog is diagnosed with heartworm?
Knowing about the options for flea treatment for pets is essential. Natural flea treatment is the option I personally go for, but I understand that many people either prefer the chemical advantage flea and tick or frontline flea treatment, or are simply not aware that natural flea treatments are in fact available.
Heartworm is caused by mosquitoes, so if you live in an area that has ANY mosquitoes, your dog is at risk of contracting heartworm.
Ask your vet if you’re in any doubt, because so far as I know, all vets in at risk areas recommend that we guard against heartworm by giving our dogs heartworm tablets.
Before I knew any better, I followed my vet’s advice to give my dogs conventional heartworm medication – Heartgard was the one I used. But guess what? It’s comprised of a chemical insecticide – it’s called Ivermectin. I certainly wouldn’t want to ingest chemicals, would you?