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In Australia, and, I understand in most of the U.S. as well as many other countries of the world, heartworm in dogs is rampant, and is of course a potentially life threatening condition.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?
Neither does your dog.
Well, at least, your dog doesn’t know any better, and may well even like the taste of the heatworm medication your vet probably recommends if you’re using the monthly meds (the manufacturer flavors them so animals love to eat them as if they’re treats). But think about it. Swallowing even small amounts of chemicals must be bad for your dog.
My choice initially was conventional heartworm tablets on a daily basis – they’re pretty expensive, and my dogs did’nt like taking them. They’re the ordinary hard type of tablet. And as you know, my Staffie, Jet, is a nightmare with tablets, so if there’s an alternative, I use it!
The second choice, therefore, was a monthly “tablet”, only these were of the tasty, chewable variety I was just talking about. My dogs loved them. So I always used the monthly heartworm treatment. These were the Heartgard tablets – again, they were chemicals.
I found they weren’t ideal even from a convenience point of view, because I have been guilty of forgetting to give them to my dogs from time to time. Sometimes for several weeks. And this is not good from your dog’s point of view. Because if they miss a treatment, they can contract heartworm, which is a potentially fatal ailment.
But as I mentioned, that was before I really thought about the whole idea of feeding my dogs chemicals with possible very nasty side effects.The good news is that there is a completely natural and non-toxic herbal heartworm prevention available. And, believe it or not, it also prevents all types of worms – heartworm, roundworm, and tapeworm! So you don’t have to give the normal worming tablets (that are also toxic) or the heartworm prevention medication – you just give one remedy to prevent ALL types of worms.
And you can order it directly online – a great convenience!
And what’s even better is that you can use a non-toxic alternative to Heartgard AND save money – the recommended dosage for this to prevent heartworm is to give these capsules for a three week period once every six months. So it’s very economical as well!
This product contains a number of herbs that inhibit worms of all types, and will ensure that your dog stays healthy and free from heartworm (and other worms).
How? The herbal combination actually works by expelling the worms before they can take hold if an infestation does start, and by cleansing your dog’s digestive system in order to keep it healthy and unattractive to these nasty parasites.
If your dog already has heartworm, I actually recommend another Natural Heartworm Treatment program – because I know this treatment program really does work for established heartworm, and if your dog has heartworm you don’t want to mess around. Heartworm will kill your dog if left untreated, and the conventional treatments can make your dog very sick before he/she gets better, and can even kill your dog.