If you have a dog, then undoubtedly at some time your dog will experience a dog health problem of some description. If you look after your dog’s health in a holistic way and focus on natural dog foods and natural dog remedies including non-chemical natural flea treatments, natural worm prevention including natural heartworm prevention, then you’re likely to come across far fewer dog health problems than if you’re feeding your dog a commercial dog food, applying chemical flea treatments and worm treatments, and so on.
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 »
One of the most common ailments in dogs is worm infestations. Worms are parasites that live inside the animal and cause different problems, depending on the type of worm your pet has. Generally, there are five major types of worms, roundworm, tapeworm, hookworm, whipworm and the dreaded heartworm. All of these can cause light to serious complications and should never be left untreated. First, letâ€™s look at the different types of parasite and what dog worm symptoms each type may cause.
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?