Heartworms: All Natural Prevention And
are parasites that live in your dog’s heart and causes illness and
severe heart problems. But a small number of this parasite does
not necessarily cause illness to your dog. It usually takes a
substantial amount of heartworms to affect your dog and make him
sick. Therefore, prevention is the key to avoid your dog
from catching heartworm infestation.
effective way of preventing heartworm from invading your dog is to
minimize his exposure to mosquitoes. This can be achieved by
keeping your dog indoors at night. You can also use a chemical
free insect repellent every time your dog goes outside and especially
during mosquito season.
make your own natural insect repellent by using a mixture of eucalyptus
oil and water. Rub one drop of this oil diluted in one cup of
warm water over the dog’s muzzle and the area between the anus and
genitals where the mosquitoes usually like to bite. Be
careful when using this natural insect repellent and avoid rubbing the
oil around the sensitive tissues of the eyes and mucous membranes.
that one or a few heartworms in itself is not enough to cause a
commotion. But a swarm of heartworms invading your dog’s body can
create a serious threat. Infestation from heartworms can lead to
heart problems and other illness. Treating this condition would
require your dog to be hospitalized. Careful supervision is also
needed during treatment of heartworms because your dog could undergo a
heart failure or internal blood clots.
problem with treating heartworm infestation using the conventional way
however, is that the medication used to treat your dog is very harsh
and toxic. Many times, the side effects from the treatment are
much worse than the disease itself. Side effects from the common
medication used in treating heartworms include vomiting, headache,
weakness, joint pains, and sometimes even liver problems, bleeding
disorders, and paralysis.
rid of heartworms should not have to be hard on your dog. If
possible, try to find a vet who uses an alternative cure in treating
illness and diseases. These vets use treatments such as
acupuncture, herbal treatment, or homeopathic medicine.
care about our dogs. We all want them to have the best health and
to live a long life. We want to do whatever we can in order to
increase their level of health and make them more resistant to
parasites and diseases.
to humans, all dogs have in them the natural mechanisms to fight
diseases and parasites. The best way to harness these natural
mechanisms is to give your dog sufficient amount of fresh, raw food,
plenty of exercise, and the least amount of chemicals as possible, if
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