Natural Heartworm Prevention
Natural Heartworm Prevention
Heartworms are a serious issue for dogs, but you don’t have to resort to toxic chemicals. There are plenty of natural remedies that can keep your dog from contracting heartworm disease.
Heartworms are a big problem for dogs, but it can be prevented naturally.
Heartworms are a big problem in the United States. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal to dogs and cats, as well as humans and horses. Thankfully, there’s a natural heartworm prevention you can use to protect your pup.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss what heartworms are, how they spread from one dog to another, and why it’s important to take preventative measures against them.
Be sure to buy from a reputable brand.
While you may be tempted to buy your heartworm prevention from an online retailer with the lowest prices, we strongly urge you to purchase from a reputable brand. The reason is simple: no matter how careful you are, there is always the possibility that a few drops of contaminated water could get into the bottle of heartworm preventative and ruin it.
For example, if your dog drinks from his bowl in his crate while you’re at work and a fly sits on top of his head for 10 seconds before walking away, it’s possible that some water will have dripped down onto his fur. That tiny amount can then penetrate through the skin and spread all over his body as he shakes off what seems like just surface water.
If this were to happen with an unbranded product (or even one under another name), then yes—you’d have wasted $14-$20 on something that only works as well as water at preventing heartworms; however, if this happened with Frontline Plus or Advantage Multi (two well-known brands), then at least there would be some hope left!
Garlic is an effective natural heartworm treatment, as long as you give enough of it.
Garlic is a natural insect repellent, parasite repellent and flea repellent. It also repels ticks. In addition to this, garlic has been proven to be an effective heartworm prevention treatment for dogs and cats. The only downside is that you have to give a lot of it for it to work properly—about 25 mg per pound of body weight daily for 30 days or more if you want your dog protected from all intestinal worms.
Wormwood repels fleas and ticks and reduces the risk of your dog contracting heartworm.
Consider wormwood as a natural heartworm prevention supplement.
Wormwood repels fleas and ticks, and it reduces the risk of your dog contracting heartworm. It’s safe to use on dogs, and can be used in conjunction with other heartworm prevention methods such as monthly tablets or injections.
Neem oil is another repellent that also leaves your dog’s coat shiny and healthy-looking.
Neem oil is another repellent that also leaves your dog’s coat shiny and healthy-looking. Neem oil is a natural insect repellent made from an extract of the neem tree, which grows in India and other south Asian countries. A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that dogs treated with neem oil had 40 percent fewer fleas than untreated dogs, making it a great option for reducing flea populations on your pet’s body.
You can easily apply neem oil to your dog’s skin by mixing some into his food or water bowl daily, or by rubbing it onto his fur directly. If you’re worried about getting it in his eyes or mouth while you’re applying it, try putting some vaseline around those areas before application so he doesn’t lick off any excess product.
Grapefruit seed extract contains vitamin C to help prevent heartworm.
Grapefruit seed extract contains vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient for immune function. Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it can help your dog’s body fight off the inflammation that causes heartworm disease.
Essential oils are either taken internally or diluted and applied externally.
You can treat your pet with essential oils either internally or externally. To use them internally, add a few drops of the oil to your pet’s food. For example, mix 20 drops per pound of food for cats and 30 drops per pound for dogs (the dose might vary depending on the size of your pet). When applying essential oils externally, dilute them in water first and then apply directly to the skin (you can also add some coconut oil if you want).
There are plenty of safe, effective ways to protect your dog from heartworm that aren’t toxic or expense
You may have heard about the dangers of conventional heartworm medicine, but you should also know that there are plenty of safe, effective ways to prevent your dog from developing heartworms. These natural options are not only safer for your dog and the environment—they’re also cheaper than their conventional counterparts!
Not all dogs develop heartworms because they are infected with mosquitoes, but all dogs can become infected with them if they do get bitten by one. When this happens, it’s important that you start taking steps right away in order to limit the damage caused by these parasites entering their body.
If you want to protect your pet against these dangerous parasites so they don’t have to go through any pain or health issues down the road (or any other costs), then consider using one of these options instead:
The best way to protect your dog is to find a natural product that works for them. Different dogs respond differently to different treatments, so try out different options until you find the one that works best for your pet.