I follow a basic plan that is supported by naturalrearing.com, a raw and natural diet to boost the animal's body to protect itself, supplements of garlic, raw apple cider vinegar, citrus/herbal sprays to keep mosquitos and other insects from biting in the first place, and will also be trying an herbal deworming during the mosquito seasons and when I visit my parents. A healthy dog with a healthy immune system can take care of himself.
I posted in a previous topic that concerned heartworm and I will paste it here as it has links for info:
There is a protocol using Paratox to get rid of heartworms. It was used successfully in a [all breed] rescue in Florida though I've lost that article. [It was actually an email written by Marina from Natural Rearing and she has written an article explaining it in more depth on her website]
http://www.naturalrearing.com/newsandvi ... rtworm.htm
I need to set up a webpage with all of this info on it, but for now here are some links to check out:
Heartworm: A Realistic Look
Natural Heartowm Cures:
The Nature of Animal Healing
by Dr. Martin Goldstein
http://www.ivillage.com/pets/expert/hol ... 56,00.html
Natural Rearing Sells Paratox:
http://www.naturalrearing.com/CATALOGUE ... iesp22.htm
I would talk to a holistic vet in your area about this information and see what they say.
Hope this helps!
Pendraig - Anatolian Shepherds, Great Danes, and Kinder Goats
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