|Barked: Sat Feb 25, '12 4:07pm PST |
|From everything I have read, garlic won't prevent HW. It is a horrible illness that is very preventable.
I have never seen a single study or any actual proof other then hearsay that any "natural remedy" actually works as a HW preventative. Just because someone uses garlic and has been lucky enough to dodge the bullet, doesn't mean the garlic actually did anything.
For instance, I am in the deep south, HW central. Recently I helped a friend rehome a 5 year old dog, she could no longer care for (Husband died from cancer and she lost her house)He had never been on preventative, but he was HW negative when I had him tested. He was mostly an inside dog and they got lucky.
During the same time period I rescued a stray, similar age and size, he was positive. So positive that the test show results almost the second they started it, a strong positive. He wasn't lucky. (well pretty lucky since he was rescued and is being treated for what ails him)
Yes, dogs do occasionally get HW while on preventative, but it is most likely caused by the dog spitting out the meds, getting overweight and not taking enough, vomiting....If your dog does get HW while on preventative, the company will pay for treatment.
HW is nothing to mess with.
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