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Heartworm Alternative Medicine~

The potential side effects of Ivermectin (the active ingredient in Heartgard) include liver problems, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, depression, lethargy, skin eruptions, seizures, tremors, paralysis, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems, fever, weakness, dizziness, coughing, nose bleeds, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, irritability, sudden aggressive behavior, nerve damage, fertility problems, and sudden death. The drug poses a particular risk to Collies and related breeds. Other chemical heartworm preventatives have many of the same side effects. In his book “The Nature of Animal Healing”, Dr. Martin Goldstein states that he believes that much of the cancer and liver disease we see in dogs today is the result of years of treatment with heartworm preventatives. 98% of the dogs in his NY practice (including of course his own dogs) aren’t on any heartworm preventative.

Animals in the wild are not extinct and yet they are not given heartworm or West Nile virus preventatives, nor vaccines or flea/tick preventatives. One of the reasons the wildlife continue to thrive is because they are eating species appropriate nutrition which helps boost and keep their immune systems strong. For dogs and cats, this means a raw meat and bone diet.

Plenty of good daily exercise. Make sure your dog gets regular exercise and at the same time, you can benefit from a healthy walk too!  Again, the animals in the wild are getting plenty of daily exercise, hunting their species appropriate nutrition.

Heart  Worm Free~ This natural HeartWorm Free remedy will help kill the heartworms slowly over a period of time allowing your dog’s immune system to help eliminate the heartworm from its body. Because HeartWorm Free works slowly your dog does not need to be confined, as required by traditional heartworm treatment. Your dog can continue to play as he or she normally would not allowing “over exertion” such as racing or breeding. Within weeks, you may notice an increase in energy and a decrease in symptoms such as coughing and weakness and a healthier coat.  Killing heartworms can be dangerous for your dog. Dead worms can clog small blood vessels causing organs to fail making it imperative that your animal be confined to a small space to try and prevent this from happening. Older, sick, or pregnant animals may not be able to tolerate traditional veterinary treatment and some dogs are simply sent home to die without care, as the traditional heartworm medications would kill the dog. This is why the HeartWorm Free remedy was created. HeartWorm Free’s slow method of heartworm treatment has its benefits, which allows the dog to recover slowly. HeartWorm Free works well for all dogs, young, elderly, and is safe enough to give to pregnant dogs. * heartwormfree.com

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