Piper: My female 14 month old beagle was diagnosed with heartworms. I researched and found my own way of treating the heartworms. She is now 23 months old and has shown no signs of reoccurrence. Spread the word ya'll!
The recipe for this treatment takes time, consistency and effort. I will be happy to provide you with the details of this treatment. I will need the age, weight and breed of your dog in order to figure the correct amounts of each herb. I still give my dog this treatment because it is also a good preventive measure as well. She has been running deer this hunting season with no problem. IT WORKS!
The dog heartworm cough is caused by large, adult heartworms that have grown so large that they are blocking parts of your dog's lungs. Since the worms grow slowly, you will have enough time to figure out whether or not the cough is actually caused by heartworms. However, you should also keep in mind that by the time there are adult heartworms in your dog's system, the heartworm infection is already very severe.
If you think that your dog has heartworms, do not give this treatment until it has been tested by the veterinarian.
Adult heartworms are conventionally treated by injecting a drug into the dog twice a day for two days. This kills the adult heartworms in the heart and adjacent vessels over a period of about 30 days. Some adult worms die in a few days adn start to decompose, while others remain and will die within a month. As they break up, they are carried to the lungs, where they lodge into small blood vessels and are eventually reabsorbed by the dog's body. This is a dangerous period, where plenty of rest and quiet should be provided for the dog. Exertion can cause the dead worms to dislodge, travel to the lungs and cause death. I have found a way to combat these worms with no side effects to my dog. Here is what I bought:
COQ10 - is known to regulate the use of oxygen in the body. Numerous studies suggest that COQ10 may be beneficial in supporting the cardiovascular system as well as the ability to support cardiovascular functions. When free radicals are present, COQ10 destroys them and makes more oxygen available to the system for healing. COQ10 works as an antioxidant, protecting lipids and other cell components from oxidation.
Yucca - contains large amounts of the steroid saponin. This makes it a popular remedy for inflammation and is high in vitamins A, B, and C, and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper which make it very soothing to the intestinal tract. It is considered a herbal cortisone.
Black Walnut - is an astrigent because it is rich in tannin, a toning substance. It's fame in folk medicine is due to it's cleansing properties and is famous for supporting the body's defenses against parasites.
Hawthorne Berry - has the ability to dilate the coronary arteries. It also strengthens the hearts ability, helping the heart beat more forcefully and efficiently.
Echinacea - increases the "non-specific" activity of the immune system. In other words, unlike a vaccine which is active only against a specific disease, echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible for fighting all kinds of infection. Unlike antibiotics, which are directly lethal to bacteria, echinacea makes our own immune cells more efficient in attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, including cancer cells.
Tips and Warnings:
Dogs can continue to test positive for up to six months because of residual traces in the blood stream.
Some of these herbs are toxic in high doses so increase quantities by small amounts over several days.
This advice is given for informational purposes and is not a substitute for a licensed veterinarian's advice.
Some dogs may have allergic reactions to some of the herbs. We are not responsible or liable for any allergic reactions or side effects.