I have never cried so hard in my life then I did today...
My baby (almost 8yr old german shepard mix) had began losing weight but yet still ate and drank her food like normal(in fact was always first to eat but never or has ever been a goobler down my food in one whole sitting kinda of lady).So I thought she had what my other child maribelle had (not enough fluids)I pulled her in a gaver her pedilight and made sure she got fattey foods like raw meat and cooked chicken which did help for a bit.I then noticed that her stomach began to buldge wich bothered me alot.(keep in mind her personality never changed nor her eating and drinking habbits. She has "alot of spunk considering"-the vet)So I decided that she had to go to the vet ASAP. When I got there the vet said I can tell you right now she's got the classis traits of worms.(which I began to tear up from) Upon further blood test and stool samples I found out my little girl not only had worms but ADVANCED heartworms.(my heart broke! My little baby girl who I raised as a pup was sick and all I could hear the vet tell me was "yes, very serious case..not many make it") He gave her a shot to help her release the fluids that had been building up and me some pills to help continue while we wait till tomorrow to get the result on how much damage the worms have done. So I took her home and decided what I was going to do basically they told me she was going to die and all I could think about was how could I just put down my child! MY baby! (by this time I was a dam wreck and going through the greiving stages like a idiot)but then my sister told me about her husbands friend who's dog had adavance heartworms and he gave him garlic and BOOM no more worms.(which didnt sound crazy I mean garlic and hearts go hand in hand)So I did some research and came across this site via youtube video and knew from other testimonies I could say my baby or sure as hell try! So I'm doing this deworming thang!!
Now I am giving her the pills ( LASIX) to help her relive the fluids(from the vets today).My question is before starting the deqorming proccess does it matter if her liver and stuff is damage?And should I still go to the vet just to have her tummy pumped to get the fluids out and THEN began the deworming treatment?
Also should I still give her Lasix while on her natural treatment or wait till the fuids gone then stop giving lasix and then begin the treatment?
THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR YOU HELP!!!!! Xoxox
Olive Branch, Ms
Artemisia Combination may have cured my dog's heartworm! I looked online for a natural heartguard alternative and I read about this supplement. I was so happy when my dog had a negative heartworm test!
Ayurvedic herbs are safe for dogs or cats and work slowly and gently. They can be given without needing to take a break at all until 60-90 days of dosing.
For Parasitic cleansing (including heartworm)
for 50-65lb dog..
Twice a day, give - 1/4t Vidanga, 1/8 t neem, 1/8t turmeric, and (optional for summertime; or if not summer then always for dogs with very oily skin or who are thirsty all the time)-> 1/4 t guduchi satva'
If premixing all herbs and storing in glass jar, then mix all herbs to ratio 2:2:1:1 vidanga/guduchi/turmeric/neem... simply take 3/4t or heaping 1/2 t and dump in food twice a day with food. give up to 3 times a day no more.
Cats give 1/4 tsp level of the mix once a day in food mixed well, no more
Continue 7 days
Then on 7th night give 1/4 cup ginger water boiled with 1/2inch ginger root sliced and boiled 10 min with 1 tbsp castor oil (organic).. with this give a little bread or food to soak it up if they think it's too spicy but most likely the castor oil will make them ignore spicyness (cats give 1 tbsp ginger water with 1/2-1 tsp castor oil in a bit of their food)
Provide a ready route in environment for animal to use the bathroom to expel the initial die off of parasites. leave dog door open, put cat box near where cat sleeps, etc. newspaper near animals beds
From here continue regimen cut in half for 60-90 days
1/8 tsp for cats once a day with food
heaping 1/4 tsp for dogs up to 3x a day with food
I like to make and add a splash parsley water (2 bunches boiled to a quart for 3-4 m)
or a splash of burdock and dandelion root boiled into tea I get from backyard chopped down (doesnt have to be diced small) and boiled for 10 m and left to steep 10 m.. use 2 roots from each plant for a quart of water
use these teas to keep the kidneys flowing so their body can keep up with detox . I give tea a week and stop a week. if water is clean enough, or the animals have an excellent diet (not kibble) or they have access to browse outside daily on grasses and herbs... then tea isnt totally necessary
sometimes I make a tea from all three parsley burdock dandelion. just a few tbsp for dogs and just a few tsp for cats
These herbs will cause less irritability than cloves and wormwood to the animals skin and liver. not that those herbs are not good. they can just be a little extreme over time. I personally used the wormwood walnut and clove remedy with sucess and several years of clean heartworm tests. if anything, rotate between the walnut/wormwood/clove cure and this cure when they get irritable from the clove base remedy(with kidney teas mention above)
These Ayurvedic herbs can be purchased relatively cheap online. please only buy organic or wild harvested powders... some companies grow these herbs in the non traditional way and use pesticides or GMO... could harm pet worse than doing nothing.
Once regimen concludes, take a break. I would research heartworm season in your area and dose steadily all season with one week breaks here and there.
Turmeric is optional in this remedy and is only included to balance out bad bacteria, and/or potentiate (amplify) the effects of the other herbs
By chance, I did use Black Walnut extract and he appears to be much better; but not back in weight. I'm pretty sure he has heartworm; or had heartworm and is still recovering. Don't know. I was hoping someone would know the dosage and kind of arsenic that the vets give the heartworm affected dogs. As had a dog once that we did take to the vet for treatment of heartworm and he told us that they use arsenic. But don't know where to get it and what dosage. And where does it occur in nature? I can only assume that arsenic is found in nature. Does anyone know these answers? If so, please contact me through my email address. Thanks,
Adelanto, California Usa
Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm
I adopted a lab mix with a heavy load of heartworm. He was showing symptoms of advanced heartworm disease (coughing, etc) and was not expected to live. I was determined to heal him and that was the end of it. And heal him I did. I purchased from my local health food store a LIQUID form of antiparasitic herbs: wormwood with black walnut extract, together. At the grocery store I purchased one of the little glass jars of garlic that is already mashed up. (In Ohio Marc's has it cheapest). My boy is about 110 lbs. In each of his 2 daily meals I put 15 drops of the liquid antiparasitic (per bottle instructions) and added approx 1 Tablespoon of the garlic. This is a lot of garlic, by the way. I did this for 2.5 wks. And then omitted the liquid antiparasitic for 2 wks, whilst continuing the garlic. The bottle states that you must take a break from the antiparasitic as it is a strong and serious remedy. Symptoms very slowly began to subside. After 3 or 4 mos I had his heartworm load tested at the vet only to find THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANY HEARTWORM. Or it was low enough to not be detected by the testing.
The heartworm "remedy" currently offered by the vets is, in my view, utter NONSENSE. My vote is that no dog should EVER be subjected to this medieval hocum that you must mortgage your home to afford. Common sense indicates that this business of injecting toxic poisons into the dog, then mandating that the dog must be forced into non-movement for months (months! ) is insanity. This treatment needs to be made illegal. Many dogs die from this and the cruelty involved is hard to think about.
It is now 5 yrs. later and my boy is doing great! My advice would be to get the dog off the Sentinel yesterday. It is simply not needed and is not innocuous, but rather, overtly harmful.
I have treated several dogs since then following this natural prescription excepting now I also add Goldenseal. I believe that any antiparasitic natural herb/substance/food can be put into the mix so long as it is palatable to the dog. I have had 100% success with all dogs so far. I do not promise it to heal any dog, but I would be surprised if it didn't.
I would like to add that during this treatment, especially at the beginning, I do pray to my Higher Power asking for the worms to leave my dog and I pray as often as I possibly can.
Los Angels, Ca
Sauk Village, Illinois
My Rottweiller was diagnosed with canine leukemia 2 1/2 years ago. Atthat time they gave her 6 months to live. We gave her 1 treatment of Chemoand steroids at Texas A&M University. After that I decided I would neverdo that again. I went online and started searching for anything that couldhelp her. Through a combination of natural treatments she is still alivetoday and feeling better than she did before she was diagnosed. At thetime of her diagnosis I took her off all poisons including heart wormpreventatives and annual shots. She hasn't had a blood test in over a yearnow, I don't see that it is necessary. A while back I noticed she wasgetting lethargic and pale in her mouth. That is when I put her on BlackWalnut Hull for heartworms (she also gets Kelp). I noticed almostimmediately that her color was better and she stopped coughing andbreathing hard when she moved around too much. I do notice that if shegets too much it does upset her stomach. I would like more information onthis treatment if you could supply it. Meg turned 11 last month and shestill chases the squirrels in our yard. She's not as fast as she used tobe but she's good for short bursts. I would not race her! Thanks,
Adelanto (former San Antonio Tx) Ca
Near Austin Tx
My cocker spaniel has recently be diagnosed with heartworms. I am in the third week of giving him garlic, 10 drops of Sweet Wormwood, and 10 drops of Black Walnut twice daily on an empty stomach. My questions are: Will he continue to cough through out the time I am giving him this medicine? If so, is there something I can give him to help the cough? How quickly do the worms begin to die after I start this medicine? and, Should I try to keep him calm and quiet as much as I can through out this time?
My 2 year old rescue, Tucker has been diagnosed with heatworm. I left the vets office in tears not only because of the protocol she was advising. One month of expensive anitbiotics with all the side effects, (then painful intermuscular shots with poisonous pesticides/medicine) directly into the chest with an overnight stay in the hospital, absolute quiet bedrest at home (how do you keep an active, normal dog quiet all day every day for a month?) with a repeat in 4 weeks, and then, of course there was the cost!! (about 900.00 for whole protocol)--provided there were no complications.
I have been reading everyone's comments on the miracles of BWH, Wormwood & garlic and am ready to try this. My questions are: do you have to keep the dog quiet on bedrest for weeks at a time during this protocol? I also see that Dr. Hulda Clark's (I studied her classes when I was in Nutrition school in NY) protocol suggests gradually adding the BWH tincture and then wormwood, then the cloves in week intervals. If I purchase the combined tincture does it change the outcome or is the procedure any different?
I was always told that adding garlic to a dog's diet would kill them. Most vets in my area do not practice holistically and would much rather prescribe expensive and dangerous medicines. So I am going this alone. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful site, you helped put my heart as ease for the first time in days...
My black Lab was found on the highway in February, 2005. She was estimated at 1 1/2 years old, only 45lbs., and so sick with heartworm, the vet suggested I put her down because she could not take the medical treatment. I took her home and treated her with herbs. Last week she weighed a normal and healthy 76 lbs. and tested heartworm negative!!! I started her on the monthly heartworm preventative medication. She has been given 1 or 2 cloves of raw garlic with her evening meal daily, with a one week break every three months. I gradually introduced wormwood and black walnut tinctures into this meal, from a few drops to twenty of each, with a one month break every three months. Her activity level has been kept low with lots of rest. Her feed is lamb and rice dry kibble. She likes organic carrots and apples for treats. After one year, she had regained her normal weight and tested "light-positive" for heartworm. Now, after a second year of treatment, she tested heartworm negative! My vet is amazed! We celebrated with a two mile hike and a long swim.
WestPalm Beach, Florida
Nolanville, Tx, United States
New Iberia, LA 70560
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on this page for all the info. Posted. I have a Pitbull and was diagnosed with advanced heartworms. The vet wanted to put him on the arsenic treatment but I could not afford it, he also offered to put him down but I decided to give the black walnut and wormwood a try and its been two months now and he is doing great. My husband and I have been giving him a combination of the BW, the WW and Dandelion plus Vitamin B12, parsley water and since his platelets were very low we have been giving him raw eggs with honey and thank God he is doing awesome. I will keep him on this treatment for another month and then retest him and see what happens. I will keep everyone posted. Thank you again for all the feedback. Ps: we also give him raw garlic every day.
Los Angeles, Ca
Adelanto, Ca Usa
Adelanto, Ca, Usa
Willemstad, Curacao. Caribbean
Ft. Myers Florida
Bowling Green, Ohio
Lake City Florida
I adopted a dog that was heartworm positive and used Black Walnut hull and Wormwood treatment on her. It tastes bitter so you have to put it in some yummy moist food. No negative reactions at all to the treatment but the heartworms disappeared. I treated my other dog and myself to get rid of any parasites and we are all better for it. A great alternative to the traditional take the dog to the brink of death $1000 treatment! Thanks Earth Clinic.
Niagara Falls, Canada
Hi. My 18 yr old dachshund Rufus was recently diagnosed with heart and kidney failure. The vet kept him for 2 days ($1000), sent him home on 2 heart meds, diuretic and antibiotic. He continued getting worse and began having seizures, so I stopped the meds. Not surprisingly, he began to get better. He eats, drinks water, barks occasionally at passerbys, and greets me with a big kiss. He's not the energetic little dog he was a few months ago, but at least he doesn't act like he's about to die anymore. His breathing has returned to fairly normal, but he sleeps most of the time. When he goes outside for a short time, he's a little bit out of breath due to his heart failure, but then his breathing quickly returns to normal after he lays back down. He wags his tail alot and doesn't seem to be in any pain. Main problem now is water retention around his middle which makes him uncomfortable. He's never been overweight, but now looks like he swallowed a watermelon. I began giving him diuretics again, and that has helped... But not enough. He's so bloated it's difficult for him to get around. What else can I do? I'd prefer something natural. Would dandelion root tincture or powder be okay with his condition?
I also read where some of your readers have used the black walnut hull/wormwood tincture and garlic for the heartworms. Is that okay if his kidneys are failing?
Lastly, he has partly runny stools, partly mush. What type of fiber should I add to help make the stools firmer, but not too hard, since his tummy is so swollen?
I'd appreciate any help. I've been rescuing animals for over 40 years, and have pretty much stopped going to vets. Never seems to help. I'd really like to get a handle on this heartworm thing. I have all my other dogs on garlic, but they are younger and have shown no signs of heart problems. I'd like to "nip it in the bud" before the severe symptoms show up as they have in Rufus. Thanks again for anything that will help.
Houston, Tx Usa
Atlanta, Ga Usa
Lacombe, La. Usa
Coffs Harbour, Australia
I have a 5 yr. old standard Jack Russell (Oliver) who weighs 25-lbs (not over weight-standards are bigger) that came to me 2 yrs ago when he needed a new home. He seemed in perfect health though he had not been to a vet for shots in a couple of years; he had fleas, and had chewed out patches of hair (til he was bleeding) because he itched so badly. I read up on the breed and learned that pink skinned dogs tend to have sensitive skin and can sometimes develop other issues due to being allergic to flea bites,foods etc... I was fortunate enough to run across your website - a definite favorite! We put him on a high quality diet, gave him 1 odorless garlic cap every morning,and I squeeze 1/2 of a fish oil capsule on his food at night.
I Gave him 1 childs BENEDRYL gel-cap to help w/the itching Morning & night (Afternoon if I was home).
I bathed him once w/ flea shampoo, waited 2 days then began bathing every other day w/ a NEEM OIL shampoo until fleas were gone and skin was clearly healing -now we bathe 1x per week or everyother week as needed. His skin is healthy, and coat thick and shiny -I do also use a monthly flea treatment (Hartz Ultra Plus -4 in 1) since Texas has a major flea problem. I figured he likely had worms since he had been virtually ignored outside, and treated w/ BLACK WALNUT/WORMWOOD COMPLEX tincture ( NOW-orange lable) under 10$ at the health food store. Very bitter taste; I mix 10 drops into 2 Tablespoons of wet dogfood (2X DAILY) and stir into the dry (giving a little less dry so as not to over feed).
We had our first vet visit yesterday, and Oliver is super healthy, and tested heart-worm negative! My vet is NOT too happy about my home remedy for heartworm prevention, but I will continue as I believe it really works - he felt it was ok for worm treatment in general but not for heartworms, said he thinks Oliver has just been lucky- I disagree, and told him to research it himself.
*WARNING... combining Garlic w/Fishoil leads to BAD GAS!!!!*#%*^! That is why I recommend not feeding both at the same time (at separate meals) Best of luck to all, and thanks for sharing your info!
Atlanta, Ga Usa
Del Norte, Ca
South Texas, US
I recently started using minced fresh garlic on my 6 month old collie for fleas, heartworm. This was recommended by a friend whom is very knowledgeable on animal care. Just use very little (minced) from fresh garlic bulb, 5 times a week. You might want to use an eye drop of Black walnut from a health store to get rid of fleas with the garlic. Hope this helps.
I was trimming my Bassett Hound's dewclaws and noticed under his tail, was some worms with "melon seed like pods". I immediately got him a "loaded" hot dog, loaded with 2 garlic capsules. I gave this to my other dog as well. I am not sure what type of parasite he has but he is not longer whining constantly, rubbing his backside on the ground, and the area beneath his tail no longer looks like an expressway. He was very happy and "bouncy" this morning even though he is at least 12 yeaars old. I dispensed another round of "loaded" hot dogs this morning and will repeat on a daily basis. I have 4 horses and give them garlic daily in their grain and their fecal tests come back negative on a 6 month basis. Garlic is a God send!!!