Many breeders will not give heartworm medication to any breeding animal. Is this valid?
putting these special dogs at risk?
Once again, we are back to weighing the pros and cons. Lets look
at why we are giving heartworm medication.
We obviously love our animals and do not want them to get
heartworm. The treatment for heartworm is expensive and perilous. So, because we care so much and
are reacting from a base of fear, we have chosen to give our special pets a poison on a monthly basis
for something that they do not have. Does this sound like a good idea to you? As a breeder and
canine professional, I feel that the damage to the body far outweighs the risk of heartworm, and not only
will I not give it, I strongly advise my puppy buyers not to give heartworm medication either.
Are there any alternatives?
Yes. In herbology there are many avenues open to us. In Homeopathic
medicine, you can get a heartworm nosode from a licensed Veterinarian who is holistic. It has shown
to be as efficacious as the allopathic heartworm medications and does not damage the body in any
way. I must mention that a dog in a true state of health will naturally fend off heartworms. So, our
well-meaning treatment demeans their overall state of health and puts them at greater risk for everything
Are you beginning to feel that you want to get off the merry-go-round?
An added bonus is that
homeopathic heartworm nosodes (after the initial dosages) are given 1 tablet by mouth every 6 months
and a 5 year supply for one dog is going to cost you less than $20.00.