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 »
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?
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?
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 »