This is second in a two-part series. This post focuses on how to prevent heartworm. The American Heartworm Society (AHS) recommends year-round chemical preventives for every dog over the age of eight weeks; however, research shows the AHS is backed by eight pharmaceutical companies and has a vested interest in promoting and selling heartworm drugs, despite the drug's harmful side effects. If conventional medicines aren't safe, how can we protect our pet's while preventing heartworm?
Human hearts aren't the only ones to be concerned about this Valentine's Day. Have you thought about your pet's heart health and their risk of heartworm?