Heartworm Treatment and Home Remedies for Pets

Heartworm Treatment
Posted by Scott (Lakeland Florida Polk) on 05/11/2013

My dog is losing weight and I believe its heart worms. I can't afford a vet but I love my dog. What can I do for them on a home remedy.


Artemisia
Posted by Linda (Springfield, Massachusetts) on 03/12/2013

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!

Artemisia
Posted by Ashley (Sanford, NC) on 11/08/2021

How much would you give a 50# dog of the equine IVM? Also, I have my own RX of Ivermectin from being treated for Covid-19. I have plenty left over. They're 3mg tablets per pill. I wonder what dosage to give her using those? Can you help me pls?


Artemisia
Posted by Amy (Texas, US) on 09/27/2014

How many pills or capfuls (?) of VRM2 do I give to my 36lb dog and 54lb dog?


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Nancy (Angola, Ind.) on 10/23/2012

I would like some information in treating heartworm with Black Walnut, Garlic and wormwood. My black lab is about 65 lbs. And she has had this for about a year, but only coughs occasionally at this time. I would like to know if only giving her garlic would help. She had a blood clot or a chunk of the worm hit her lungs about a month ago and it just about done her in, but with some rest she is doing better.


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Narelle (Brisbane Qld) on 06/26/2015

I was wondering was was the recommended dose and if the cough improved and after what time period? Thank you


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Joyce Moore (Detroit) on 06/28/2015

Hi! I read that SADINES work but has to be in oil..I tried and it works for the coughing. My 'V' has heart worms and I am trying the woodworm natural combination as an alternative..the arsenic seems to drastic for her and me


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Melissap (Fincastle) on 06/30/2015

I am greatful for the advice received here . Many thanks to all. As far as treating cough, use either lemon and honey in a syringe to ease the throat, or watered down cough syrup using kid size doses . It helped my dog with his cough and allowed him to rest. He did not enjoy the syringe but as I started squirting in his mouth he started drinking it and seemed happier for it.. I hope this is helpful thanks and god bless


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Kaitlyn (Naperville, Il) on 03/22/2012

Tina, we just adopted a 6 to 10 month old pup whom I know has roundworms and I am pretty sure has heartworm. If his test comes back positive, I'd love to know the amount your giving your dog of each of the ingredients listed, and how often you're doing it (once a day, twice a day, etc. ). I hope your pup's test results come back favorably!! Thanks so much!


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Sue (Danbry, Ct) on 07/16/2012

Tina, Can you please help me. We just found out last weekend my dog has heartworm. He is 6yrs old and has been with us for all his life. I can't afford the treatment my vet has offer us plus they only give us a 50/50 chance of him actually making alive. I just can't give up. I need to try something. Please tell me what I should get and do to save my dog. Thanks, Sue


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Bempierre (Adelanto, Ca) on 07/18/2012

I thought I should share what I learned when I lived in San Antonio texas for almost 3 years and rescued a old, sick, extremely under weight chihuahua. I noticed right away that she couldn't take but a few steps and would go into a coughing frenzy. I took her to a free animal clinic and sure enough she was in the later stages of heartworm. They said because of her age they could not do the heartworm treatment injections (arsenic) because her heart would not beable to take it and she would die. It broke my heart as she was lifeless and suffering. I was told to just take her home and she did have a long life and was with someone now who cared for her. I got on the net and searched for natural remedies. I too came across plenty of remedies, but didn't like to purchase on the web so I went to my local health food store. I bought a product called VRM2 made by their systemic formulas. I also purchased a heart support product to give her because of her age. The store employee directed me to give her a half of a capsule of each (because of her weight) for 10 days. I mixed this in a small amount of her wet food as prescribed. This kills all parasites and I never gave her any other wormers or anything else. She is still alive and kicking today almost 5 years later. She had almost immediate results. She is hard of hearing and doesn't see well because of her age, but she jumps up runs and barks with the rest of my dogs. No coughing whatsoever. I have done the treatment once again months down the road because I wanted to be sure and really couldn't believe that this was that simple to cure. If I still lived in the south I would never use heartworm preventatives again. I would just treat all my dogs once or twice a year with this. I believe that much in this product and it is all natural. I hope this helps anyone that needs help now and doesn't know what to do. P. S your dog does not have to be restricted to exersise either because this is a natural product and kills the worm slowly.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Dee (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/23/2012

Hi Bempierre, can you give more details on how much you gave of that VRM2 for your dog (it's a tiny one, right?) And what is the name of the heart support product? Is it also natural?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Brenda (Adelanto, Ca Usa) on 07/31/2012

Hi, To answer on the amount of VRM2 I used was 1/2 capsule once a day mixed into a small amount of wet food. (chicken, meat slices, or anything like that even a little bit of can dog food will do even though I don't like to feed can) The heart support was in capsule form too and I gave her half a cap per day. I no longer have any left, but any heart support in capsule form will do also at the health store. She is aprox 7 lbs. And I think a half cap would be good for up to 10 lbs. If you are unsure and you dog is 15 lbs to 35lbs I would give 1 to 1 1/2 cap. After that I would give 2 to 3 cap. Not to exceed 3 caps. Hope this helps..


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Bempierre (Adelanto, Ca, Usa) on 07/31/2012

Hi Dee, I used 1/2/capsule on my dog for 10 days and she is 7 lbs. I think 1/2 cap would be fine for up to 30-35 lbs. The heart support is also in capsule form and I used 1/2 capsule. It would be the same doses as the VRM2. I don't have the bottle of heart support any more, but any heart support in cap form at any health store will work. Hope this helps.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Ari (Willemstad, Curacao. Caribbean) on 05/16/2013

hi, I suspect our dogs might have heartworm. Need to have it tested before I start treatment. One of the dogs had a severe reaction to Ivermectin so that's a big no no!! Reading the terrible side effects of arsenic, that's a no no as well. I would like to try the VRM2; our dogs range between 20 and 30 kg. What would be the dose?? As heart support we already give them ground flaxseed; heaped teaspoon daily and of course a heaped teaspoon of minced garlic.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Chris (Ft. Myers Florida) on 03/30/2014

I wanted to know the correct doses for my dogs in treating them with the black walnut. Wormwood. Dandelion and the b12 combination. My smallest animal has developed a constant cough that keeps getting worse and I'm pretty sure that he has heartworm. Was hoping that I could fix it with this combo. As we all know how very expensive vet bills can be.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/31/2014

Hey Chris!

Its hard to provide any dosage guidelines without knowing the weight of your dog.

Also, it might be worth your while to get a definitive diagnosis; heartworm 'snap' tests are inexpensive and will confirm in minutes if your dog has HW. Since you mention a small dog, I would want to rule out tracheal issues as well.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by John (Davenport, Iowa) on 03/31/2014

What was the end result?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Petpeepsnc (Charlotte, Nc) on 04/01/2014

I'm having trouble finding the page that lists the ingredients and doseage. Can anyone reply with the link. I'm new to the site, trying to help a friend treat a cat that she rescued from the local kill shelter. The vet told her to take it home and care for it until it dies...... Would like the doseage for the Blk Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12 & Garlic. Thanks


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/01/2014

Hey Petpeeps!

It is difficult to reply with specific dosages because there are so many different factors at play making advice difficult at best.

There are myriad brands of black walnut, wormwood, and so on, and they come in tinctures and powders and solid capsules and so on. In addition, many posters omit crucial information in their requests such as age, condition of the animal, weight of the animal, that make it difficult if not impossible to provide accurate information.

The best advice I can give is this: read the label on the bottle for dosage information. Many times dosing ivolves going with your gut or its hit/miss untiul you find the dose that works for your particular pet.

Next, google and search for those in a similar situation; you may find that someone with a cat that was HW+ posted about their experiences treating their own cat with the product you wish to use and the information - dosage and all - might be found on a rescue cat forum, for example.

And lastly, you might consider the VRM2 that has been discussed recently; while I have no personal experience with it, the results have been very positive - and the dosage is already worked out.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Tasha (Al) on 07/09/2014

I have a German shepherd mix w wolf.. He has heartworm.. What kind of garlic and walnut extract.. I need to know where I can get me sum


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Darnnell (Detroit, MI) on 12/30/2014

Please fill me in on quanities/dosages I have a pit bull with an advanced stage of heart worms this information would be very helpful thanks alot


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Crystal (Harrisburg, Ar ) on 01/24/2015

So how is your dog doing? Did the remedies work?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by John (Bastrop) on 06/05/2015

Wanting to know how the pitbull that Tina had in kissimma Florida was doing from the post put up in 2012


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Kimberly (Bowling Green, Ohio) on 10/03/2015

How is your pit bull doing?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Belinda (Norman, Okla) on 12/09/2015

How much did you give your dog in dosage?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Deborah (Lake City Florida ) on 01/18/2016

We have two great danes, one of whom was just diagnosed with heartworm larvae was found. How much does it cost to get all this stuff? We are hardly getting by. My husband just got a job after 7 months and it only pays a little, with myself I can't work right now we would like to try this.


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Anuratha (Malaysia) on 09/19/2016

May I know how many drop of BW and WM you give to your dog? Do we need to increase the dosage as days pass?


Black Walnut, Wormwood, Dandelion, B12, Parsley, Garlic
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 04/08/2017

Hi Deborah, I was just wondering whether you were able to treat your great dane successfully? Thank you.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Miranda (Ca) on 05/30/2013

How much did you give to your dog per day and where did you buy it? Please help!


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Peggy (Tennessee) on 06/07/2013

I have 3 dogs. All indoors. They were all on Heartworm prevention. One day my black lab was outside in the evening hours without protection and boom. A freak mosquito attack on my dog who is all black with thick black hair. I didn't notice any mosquitoes until it was to late. He's 13 and he has survived Heartworm. He was tested negative last month - HURRAY!! And now we are successfully treating the damage. In order to do this I had to use Doxycycline antibiotic therapy. I kept him in the house and gave him Tri Heart Plus even though he had Heartworm because I thought it would kill the eggs and female worms during the dormant/cold fall- winter months. Now he is on Cephalexin which is free at my grocery store pharmacy with a list of other free drugs. Miinocycline, diuretic and vasodilator. I keep his hair clipped short and give him plenty of water. He is a brand new dog! Value Vet is wonderful. They decided to treat his issues first and in doing so we killed off the heartworms. He will remain on the diuretic for the rest of his life. It's cheap. Costco sells an inexpensive Kirkland - flea, tick and mosquito serum. 6 month supply for $20. It has same benefits as K9 Advantax II. Tri-Heart Plus is a must. 6 months for as low as $35. It is safe prevention. I suppose there is nothing wrong with holistic. But I would only use it after an antibiotic regiment. The Vet Bill was only $220 for the year. $289 with the confirmative X-ray. VALUE VET ROCKS!


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Tom (Charlotte, Mi) on 07/26/2011

The fact that along with the Black Walnut and Garlic, she was also treating the dog with heart worm preventative. My vet told me that heart worm preventative kills the babies, but not the adult heartworms. So ater two years the adult heartworms will mostly die of old age. If the dog survives all the baby heartworms dying (which shocks the dogs system) and the dog survives three months, then it is likely it will survive the two/three years it takes for the adults to die. But the treatment needs to continue until the adults all die. In actuality, heart worm preventative is recomended for the entire life of the dog. So I'm not sure if the cure could be attributed to the Back Walnut and Garlic.

Tom


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Dianne Bohannan (, Alabama,) on 03/18/2014

How long would you recommend keeping our dogs on the wormwood and black walnut drops? Today is the 7th day I have given them the drops twice a day. One dogs seems to being doing fine. The other dog is still weak, but seems to be improving. I also have been giving each one a clove of garlic. We adopted both from the humane society 1 months ago. The vet said they both have heartworms. We had the both dogs fixed 3 weeks ago.


Post Heartworm
Posted by Ltucci (Commack, Ny) on 02/05/2011

My Malamute/shepherd mix came to me with heartworm, was treated but ended up with a psudemonis infection. Survived all that but it damaged his "vacularity. " He gags and has difficulty breathing. Docs say no infection but just dealing with the heartworm aftermath. Anything besides steroids to help him be more comfortable? He is on another round of Doxy and taking Tussigin to help with the coughing.

Post Heartworm
Posted by Jb (Atlanta, Ga Usa) on 08/22/2011

Check out www.naturalrearing.com, they may have a natural alternative or can direct you to a good vet. You can call them for information.


Post Heartworm
Posted by Teri Of T Town (Tacoma, Washington) on 11/16/2013

Your dog needs some restorative health measures to heal the damage done by the heartworms. Give your dog some CQ10 a few times a week and put your dog on a quality raw food diet. Be careful with raw food. It needs to be nutrionally complete with vegetables and must have the right fat and protein balance to be most beneficial.

Grandually begin an exercise routine that will start to build the heart muscles back. Good luck to you and your sweet dog.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Nelli (Compton, Ca) on 06/14/2013

I think you should show your pet some compassion.... He sounds like he is in pain. Talk to your baby and let him/her go.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Danni (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/14/2015

Just making sure I understand the dosing. Three Artemisia pills in the morning and at night for a total of six pills a day for a 31-35 lb canine. Correct? Thanks


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maryellen (Boston) on 05/26/2017

I too am confused about the artesemia dosage. Is it 2 pills in the morning and 2 at night or 1 in the morning and 1 at night for a 20 pound dog?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maryellen (Boston, Ma) on 01/04/2018

Is it 2 artesima capsules in the morning and 2 more at night totaling 4> or one in the morning and 1 at night totaling 2?


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Pamiespets (San Antonio, Tx, United States) on 10/20/2010

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.

Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Maria (Houston, Tx Usa) on 01/10/2011

Hi! My Johnnie is a 4-yr-old chinese pug. He was diagnosed last 1/8/11 with heart failure, fluid retention in the abdomen due to heartworm. Vet bills are so expensive. I would like for him to live more, the vet talked to me about euthanasia, I insisted for him to go home with medications. He is on furosemide and cipro. His belly is getting bigger everyday. I need help on how to treat his heartworm. It hurts me everyday to see him suffering with his labored breathing. I have to carry him each time he will urinate because he is so short of breath.

Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Sandra (Katy, Texas) on 04/06/2011

Use one black walnut capsule, they sell it on the organic and vitamin stores. Depends on weight, you can use the half, for 35 or more use one capsule , for less open the capsule, you can spread on a piece of meat or something that the dog can eat easily, used for a week. It is wonderful! You will see the results in a few days. Good luck and God bless for loving the animals.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Jb (Atlanta, Ga Usa) on 08/22/2011

Check out www.naturalrearing.com for information on all sorts of maladies & treatments, including heartworm. They have all sorts of herbs & homeopathic protocols.

When dealing with anything concerning the heart, don't forget to include CQ10 & Hawthorne (Flora is a good brand). These are good for any dog, strengthens heart.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Trudy (Lacombe, La) on 01/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I used the black walnut and wormwood on my pitbull and he seemes to be better my vet said he would only make it 3 to 5 months and that was 9 months ago I have not taken him back to be retested yet I am not going back to the same vet because I don't trust him to be honest since I used a home remedy that he said would not work... I am not saying that it did work because I don't know for sure all I do know is he is acting like his normal self again and eating good and picked up his weight.

Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Kathianne (Austin, Tx) on 05/23/2016

Please help me. I just had to put my 10 year old black Lab/Pitt mix (had him all 10 years) down because of bone marrow cancer. No symptoms, except for limp in front leg which was misdiagnosed (by vet) as arthritis.

I also foster rescues and I am fostering a teacup chihuahua that has been diagnosed with heartworms. I was going to give this one away, but now I think I will keep her. I do need help though as to what to do for the heartworms. I am treating her with the

She only weighs 3 lbs. and has the slight cough. Lack of weight could be attributed to the fact that we found her running on the street and do not know how long she has been on the street. Vet says that she is not a puppy because of missing teeth and it seems she has had puppies. The instructions on the packet call for 10 lb. (1 drop/3 X a day) dogs and up. Should I just give her 1 drop in her food in the morning? Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks and may God bless.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/24/2016

I would only give her 1 drop.


Heartworm Medication Advice
Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 04/16/2010

Heartworm

I'm finally getting my dog well from all of the vacinations and poisons from well meaning vets. I'm currently working with a holistic vet and she thinks my dog is well enough now that I don't need to give her heartworm pills. She is leaving it up to me. Would anyone like to give me some in-put? I know that the heartworm medicine is just giving her more poison.

Heartworm Medication Advice
Posted by Higginspup (New York, Ny) on 09/27/2015

I am all for natural remedies and cures, whatever diet your dog can tolerate that is the most natural etc, but please don't stop giving your dog heartworm preventative, if you've ever seen a dog with heart worm, or had to treat a dog with heart worm, the treatment is TOXIC, and the prognosis is always guarded, much more toxic than the monthly dose of preventative, there are very few areas that don't have heartworm, and if you live in the South it's endemic. I live in NYC and we barely have any here, but I still give my dog heartworm preventative in the summer months.


Hulda Clark's Remedies
Posted by Dhutch69 (Prattville, Alabama) on 02/07/2011

Thank you for the information! My 15 year old lab/chow mix was diagnosed with advanced heart worm. She walks a little ways.. Then gets "dizzy" and falls over. She has to lay there on her side while she catches her breath, and then she will ease on over to me. She has had loss of bladder control and the vet has all but said "she has no options". It isnt as though she is in any pain, she just always seems tired. I am glad I came upon this site, as I will be bringing her home to give her love and natural cures, rather than a shot to "end her suffering". I hope it works for her. I realize she is old for a dog, but in my eyes, she is still my best friend.


Hulda Clark's Remedies
Posted by Laura (Houston, Tx) on 09/11/2011

I am SO glad I found this discussion and this site. I will be following the black walnut, etc. Regimen as laid out here for my 95# lab, but I have one question: he has chronic colitis, and I have him on probiotics and digestive enzymes. Will this affect or contraindicate in any way the black walnut regimen?


Garlic
Posted by Christine (Louisiana) on 07/01/2015

Does your friend know if it will get rid of heartworms if a dog already has them?


Garlic
Posted by Vanessa (Texas) on 03/11/2016

Does garlic work on cats with heartworm and if so we're do I get the garlic caps from?


Garlic
Posted by George P (Milford, CT) on 05/01/2018

Hello I have a 5 year old pit bull and she has a heart worm test and was positive. That requested that I bring her in for another test before administering treatment. From what they told me the treatment is very painful and long. I read a lot of what's in the articles and reviews that you've all written but does garlic really work because I thought garlic was toxic to dogs. Thank you.


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/03/2018

Hello George,

In general garlic used for health or medicinal purposes is NOT toxic to dogs - so feel free to feed your dog a clove of raw garlic with each meal. As for treating heartworm, that is trickier and probably will not be effective at all. There are inexpensive ways to treat heartworm but you need to read up and educate yourself. I generally avoid posting links because I do not want to drive traffic to other sites, but this is a very good read and too lengthy to excerpt here:

http://www.oc-paw.com/HEART-WORM-TREATMENT.html

Good luck and let us know what you choose to do!


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Melissa (Dallas, Texas) on 05/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Lori (Alvin, Tx) on 11/09/2009 3 posts

Please let me know how the treatment worked for your dog. My lab mix was just diagnosed with heartworms this morning. I plan to try the Black Walnut/Wormwood complex tincture and will let you know when I take him in for a recheck in a few months. Thanks for the input.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Calendula (Mitchell, Georgia) on 12/31/2009

Hi, Randy from Belmont, NC, I would watch the steroid use. I have one dog, who is a rottie/shep mix, and he has been on/off steroids for several years. I have had no problems with him, but he still has itching problems and hair loss. My other dog is a lab/boxer mix. He has been on the steroids very rarely until recently the vet put him on a continual run to try to clear up a skin allergy issue. He started having seizures after two months. He is having at least one a week, and the vet is not sure why. He is 9 so the vet said it could just be debilitation from old age. I have to think it is related to the steroid use. I did research on the internet and found a site where the doctor said pred steroid use can cause "an increased susceptibility to seizures". I have taken him off the pred and putting him back on the antihistamines. Now, my other dog, who is 8 so almost the same age, has not had these problems. He has taken them much more so possibly it has something to do with the breed. Then again maybe my 9 year old does have another underlying condition, but I have stopped his steroid use nonetheless in hopes his seizures may stop.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Shasta (Ashland, Louisiana) on 01/20/2010

I am SO glad I came upon this website!! My dog was recently diagnosed with heartworms, and I prefer not to use the vets treatment. I have started him on the black walnut/wormwood/cloves mixture, but not too sure as to how much. He weighs 80 lbs., I read somewhere to give 1 drop of black walnut per 10 lbs. body weight, is this correct? The wormwood and cloves are in capsule form and was suggested to just give a pinch. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Jb (Atlanta, Ga Usa) on 08/22/2011

ITCHY SKIN/ALLERGIES

It's most likely the food you are feeding. Could be environmental. My G Shepherd always developes crusty lips, gooey ears & scabs around her neck & rump if I feed her ANY commercial food. Even the "grain free".

When I feed her ONLY raw meat/bones she clears up totally.

Hate this economy that makes me have to resort to the occasional commercial food meal. I can really tell a difference. It upsets both of my Sheps stomachs.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Shr (Del Norte, Ca) on 07/22/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks to all of you on behalf of my 8 yr old beagle! He improved from mid-stage heartworm symptoms about 10 days into the NOW "Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex". At 25 lbs (he had lost 4 lbs in 3 prior months), I gave him 2 droppers with breakfast and the 1 garlic clove with dinner. I tried the 3 weeks on & 1 week off, but he had some lethargy and reduced appetite by the end of that week. So we are back to the every day routine. Now after 2 months of this, he's back to playing, going for walks and sleeping like a middle aged guy! BTW I have him on Nutrisca dry, adding raw vegs each meal plus any occasional cooked chicken or fish I have.

I also want to say when this was at its worst and he was so weak I found that 1/2 organic chicken broth with warm distilled water kept him hydrated & interested.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Pat (Austin, Tx) on 01/10/2014

Has anyone heard of the supplement called Paragon for treating heartworms? It has black walnut, cloves, wormwood, and more in a tincture and supplement combo available at a health food store - thanks!


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/10/2014

Hey Pat!

Para-gone and Candi-gone both look like great items to have in the tool kit.

That said, I would hesitate to dose Paragone for canine heartworms sans a heatworm test. You want to know before hand if your dog has an infection prior to dosing as a HW+ dog might require a different dosage or dosing schedule.


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Belinda (Houstin, Texas) on 11/22/2014

How long is black walnut wormwood given?


Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture
Posted by Jessica (South Texas, US) on 12/20/2014

Hi there, I'm looking for a remedy for my dog. He is a chocolate lab 5 years old. He got diagnosed with heart worms 5 months ago. He had the heart worm treatment done on him but now his dry cough is back. I wouldn't want to put him through the treatment again. Aside from it being very expensive, it is painful for him. I would like to try the black walnut woodworm and garlic on him but would like more information about it. He weighs 85 lbs. Thank you in advance!


Garlic
Posted by Tracy (Kinston, Nc) on 08/10/2013

Hi, replying to see if the garlic also helped your dog! My lil baby has exactly what I'm reading yours has. I just gave her and my other 2 Clive garlic! Lil Suahi has the heartworms and her bones are like you say yours is. My Sushi is 11. I have faith!


Garlic
Posted by Jayla (Shreveport, Louisiana) on 12/27/2015

This is very helpful thanks!!!!


Garlic
Posted by Lindsey (Lake Panasofkkee) on 01/07/2016

Actual garlic you put in human food can kill heartworms.


Heartworm Medication Side Effects
Posted by Marion Outten (Dothan, Alabama) on 09/14/2008
0 out of 5 stars

My chocolate lab was a rescue dog. I took her to the vet for spaying and various shots and pills.A week later she lost all her hair. I mean she was a mexican hairless, and scratching all the time. She was tested for both manges..negative. put on special shampoo and diet nothing. I forgot to give her her second dose of heartworm medicine and her hair started to grow back i have not given her her heart medicine and $4,000 later she's fine.Will garlic work for heart worms, I now have a black lab puppy i am giving garlic to for worms.


Heartworm Prevention Tips
Posted by Jr (Coloma, Mi) on 05/23/2012

One 100mg capsule a day of pure co-Q-10. I don't know if they will let me say the brand, but I was told New Chapter Co-Q-10 was the best. That doesn't have 100mg listed because it's food grown or something.. but if you get that brand, just one capsule a day.


Heartworm Prevention Tips
Posted by Candy (Cottonwood Cali) on 10/23/2016

Hi I just read a very informative message..but she states she used VCO? what is this? My 8 year old has been couhing so I want to try anythin homeopathic first.. Thank you!

EC: VCO - Virgin Coconut Oil


Heartworm Prevention Tips
Posted by Zelda (Westwood, California) on 04/08/2017

Pease give me the recipe for the spray for heartworm.


Heartworm Prevention Tips
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 04/09/2017

Zelda, there is no spray mentioned here that cures a heartworm infection. The only spray mentioned is to repel the mosquitoes that bite the dog and infect him with the heartworms and that is no guarantee that a mosquito won't bite. If your dog has been diagnosed with heartworms then to tell you what I and some others here have been using on our dogs is all I can do because I am not a veterinarian. I looked up the Bandit's Buddies heartworm program and ordered all the supplements from theherbsplace dot com. They tell there how to use the program. If you sign up for the Nature's Sunshine membership there you will get reduced shipping and other stuff for doing so. If I knew how to have you go through me to do it I would get something from it but I don't know how to do that yet. Now to tell you what some others mentioned here that has also helped their dogs is they use VRM2-sm which is made by Systemic Formulas. Theresa has posted their phone number earlier in these posts as you don't use the protocol with it that is on the bottle for humans but by calling them you can find out what the protocol is for your dogs age and weight. Apparently using one or the other methods also eliminates the need for using heartworm prevention meds from the vet but you will have to read/research how to change from treating the infection to a maintenance/prevention dose once the dog tests as cured as I don't have that info yet. It also helps to feed dogs some raw garlic every day. There is a myth out there that garlic is dangerous for dogs which is not true although onions ARE very dangerous for dogs. The dangerous ingredient in onions is greatly reduced in garlic and has never hurt any of my dogs in over 40 years. Again I am not a veterinarian and so I can't tell you what to do but if you read everything on this site about heartworms you will know a lot.


Garlic
Posted by Thelma (Ohio) on 05/28/2014

I love all the feedback that this site receives. It is my first time and I will be back. Thanks to all


Garlic
Posted by Tasha (Kenner, US) on 03/06/2015

Hi Linda, What is a snap test?


Garlic
Posted by Maria (Rockport, Texas) on 09/08/2015

I just gave my dog her first VRM with food. I don't know what else I should be giving her with this. I gave her one cap opened and poured on her food. She weighs 34 pounds.


Garlic
Posted by Alva (California) on 01/14/2016

I have a phantom poodle about 19 pounds..if I were to give her Garlic alternative..how much should I give her each day?


Garlic
Posted by Shannon (Rockport, Texas) on 06/25/2016

Maria, I also live in Rockport. I am interested in knowing what your outcome on this remedy was.


Garlic
Posted by Angela (Tennessee ) on 05/29/2018

Does the garlic help with any type of worms?


Heartworm Medication Side Effects
Posted by Bev (USA) on 04/22/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Hi, My dog when she was 2, (a golden retriever/lab mix) was started on Program the one with flea control and heartwomer. She developed ITP. A autoimmune problem with her platlets. She had to be put on predisone because her platlets were so low. She had a bone marrow biopsy, an ultrasound and many blood tests. She is finally went into remission and has been very good for many years. So I know that it was not her but the medication. If it was her it would have stayed not gotten better when she was taken off of it. I know other dogs have actually died because of this drug. they went into the same autoimmune except it attacked the red blood cells instead and the dogs died. Just thought you should add this to your problem meds. thanks Bev B.


Garlic
Posted by Stephen (Housotn, TX) on 11/13/2008

My two year old lab that I acquired at one year has now been tested positive for heartworms. He has had digestive tract hookworms, and whip worms, skin allergies and diarrea leading to weight loss. Once 65 a year ago, down to 53 lbs today. He still has plenty of energy, but ribs, and other bones visible. I have always had him on preventative heartworm medication monthly, and when I first acquired, he tested negative. I'm hoping the garlic will come through. I immediately went to the grocery store and picked up garlic, and gave a 1/2 clove to him tonight. Hoping the the garlic routine works. May take a little for myself. Since IKE, the mosquitos have been out of control.

Garlic
Posted by Jb (Atlanta, Ga Usa) on 08/22/2011

I would start using the protocols for BWH/WW if your dog is indeed heartworm positive. Since he has had so many types of worms you may want to do some supplements to beef up his immune system.


Garlic
Posted by Renee (West Monroe, La) on 05/15/2014

What is the dosage of VRM2 for a strong hw positive 82lb 14 year old German Shepherd? Is there a particular brand that is better than another?


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/15/2014

Hey Rene!

There is only one brand of VRM2 - its made by Systemic Formulas and is part of their 'Bio-Challenge' line.

Their website and many others stress to NOT start using this product unless you can see it through to the full course of treatment which is 4 –6 cycles of 3 capsules VRM2 of 10 days on, 5 days off. A bottle holds 30 capsules - and the bottle also says to adjust for weight, so 2-3 capsules am or pm/4-6 capsules a day. So you are looking at the high end of 6 capsules a day for 10 days, then off for 5 - so two bottles for 1 cycle - and 6 cycles is recommended, so you are looking at 12 bottles to treat your dog for the recommended schedule. Also recommended while on the VRM2 treatment from the same company is their heart supplement [Biofunction H] and their kidney support [Biofunction K].

Please read up on heart worm and supportive care if you wish to treat your dog for heart worm:

http://www.homesforpets.org/heartworm_aftercare.pdf

https://www.google.com/#q=what+happens+during+heartworm+treatment

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=610

http://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/canine-heartworm.html


Garlic
Posted by Bempierre (Adelanto Ca) on 08/19/2014

Teresa, that is wrong info. I originally posted about VRM2 here on this site and used it back in 2007 to cure a dog I rescued that had stage 4 heartworm. The dosage for dogs is not the same as you read on the bottle. That was designed for human consumption.

You can do more than one round if you want but, if given the right amount for the size of the dog (1/2 to 3 capsules) ONCE a day for 14 days straight will cure heartworm.

For ex: my 7 lb dog was given 1/2 a capsule for 14 days.(DO NOT EXCEED 3 capsules) No red meat or pork because it will absorb the product and not work as well. Give it pref. in the late afternoon or eve.

I mixed it in a small amount (1-2 tbsp of chopped chicken) so you only have to do one round if given the right amount at the time. I tried to break it down in a earlier post of how much per size of dog, but in some cases if there are still symptoms, you will have to adjust the amount given.

eg: if you are giving one capsule for 14 days and still have symptoms, (or a positive blood test), you may have to do another run of 1 1/2 to 2 capsules per day

If you plan to do a blood test after, wait for 12 wks. then test so you do not get a false positive. You can google more on how that works and what a false positive is.

Please note that it only took one run to cure my dog. It is getting the amount right.

Make sure you get a blood test first and know your dog is positive for heartworm.


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/19/2014

Hey Bempierre!

Thank you for your feedback. I do not have first hand experience with this product, so before posting this advice I did extensive research and read up on many others who used this product with good result.

The dosage I posted was for an 82 pound dog. If your 7 pound dog took 1/2 capsule, then an 82 pound dog would get 6 capsules a day. Breaking the dose in half - 3 capsules am and 3 capsules pm is easier on the dog/not as rapid a die off of heart worms than the full dose at one feeding; this is not my opinion, it is what others using the product have done. The company recommends the treatment schedule - I suspect to control the toxic effect of the massive die off of the worms- again - JMHO; that you had results in tailoring the schedule is helpful information for all - thank you for sharing what worked well for you and your dog :-)


Garlic
Posted by Rebecca (Us) on 12/23/2014

Thank you so much for your post. A friend of mine from Texas is in Ohio visiting and he had rescued a dog that tested positive for heartworms. We have fought to get him treated but the vets raise the price on a daily basis to where it is outlandish. Yesterday they told us $60 and today they said $220 they are only in it for the money. Thank you. We were about to lose hope.


Garlic
Posted by Rachel (Albertville, AL) on 12/30/2014

My great Dane was just diagnosed with heart worms. She's 11 1/2 years old I don't know if she can handle the treatment or if I can afford it! How do I do the garlic? Does it really work! ?


Garlic
Posted by Sarah (Michigan, US) on 03/19/2015

Bempierre & Rebecca, Sorry but you both kind of have be confused. I just finished up a 10 day treatment of 3 1/2 cap for our 95 lb dog as that is what I read on another site but yet Rebecca I see you say it would be more like 6 cap. Can either of you explain how much I should be given and for how long. I only have 22 cap left and realize I will need to purchase more but what to understand how many I need. Thank you


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/20/2015

Hey Sarah!

The 3.5 cap 2x day sounds right for the research I have done on this product, but since you are a client /have purchased this product directly from the company, why don't you call them directly and ask for clarification on the dose? As a client you are entitled to this support and I know we would all like to have an answer "straight from the horses mouth".

Please read up on heart worm and supportive care if you wish to treat your dog for heart worm:

http://www.homesforpets.org/heartworm_aftercare.pdf

https://www.google.com/#q=what+happens+during+heartworm+treatment

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=610

http://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/canine-heartworm.html


Garlic
Posted by Nina ( San Juan Tx ) on 05/08/2015

My dog has heartworms and am worried she is going to die on me. So I want to give her garlic but can I boil it t or do I have to give it to her whole or chopped?


Garlic
Posted by Cindy (Woodward, Ok) on 08/06/2015

I've got two dogs with heart worms and can't afford a vet. Is it likely if I give them garlic they'll be fine?


Garlic
Posted by Kristi (Cadillac, Mi ) on 08/17/2015

How much garlic? My service dog just got diagnosed.


Garlic
Posted by Pat (Arkansas) on 10/14/2015

I read on this site to give a dog 1 crushed up clove of fresh garlic in their food per day, or buy a bottle of garlic tablets or capsules and give them one per day of that.


Garlic
Posted by Lee (Coldspring, Texas) on 10/20/2015

My 55 pound dog has early stage of heartworms. I'd like to try treating this 1 year old dog with VRM2-sm. Reading all these comment I never see a formula for figuring out the correct dosage per pound of dog. So with that what is the formula or how many tablets does a 55 pound dog need per day for the 10 day on times and 5 days off times four cycle treatments?


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/21/2015

Hello Lee!

Given that the advice on VRM2 is confusing, and feedback from direct users is often delayed, why don't you call the manufacturer directly and pose your questions? While there are a few retailers for the product, the manufacturer is Systemic Formulas

1-800-445-4647

Good luck and please report back - I am sure many would appreciate the answer you find to your question.


Garlic
Posted by Tammy (Albany, Ga) on 01/16/2016
1 out of 5 stars

My 12 year dog been coughing and spitting. I have. been giving him garlic gel tablets twice a day. He is still coughing . What do you advise? Thank you.


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/20/2016

Thank you Brenda!

I have done searching to find what has worked for others [there are forums and threads out there but to respect EC's policy I will not link them or drive traffic to another community ] and the dosage is different than what worked for you. Can you tell me when you were advise to do 10 days only what this was based on? The bottle does say 1-3 capsules for a human but does recommend cycling the treatment. And because it does kill the worms I cannot agree with you maintaining activity level rather than reducing it. I think that anyone choosing to use this product needs to do their own homework and research to arrive at their own conclusion as to what is best for their particular pet.


Garlic
Posted by Joanna (Houston) on 05/10/2016

Did the garlic cure your dog? I am from Houston and the mosquitoes are awful!!


Garlic
Posted by Kim (North Carolina) on 05/18/2016

This is amazing!! My friend's dog has the infestation, but not heartworm disease yet. What type of garlic did you give. Raw, and how much? Thank you..


Garlic
Posted by Donna (Nc) on 05/24/2016

Hello, can you please tell me where I can order the vrm2? I have a 60 lb pittie that I received with hw+

And I need to get some ASAP. Thank you


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/24/2016

Hello Donna,

It is made by Systemic Formulas - try googling to see if there is a vendor near you.


Garlic
Posted by Belinda (Orlando ) on 10/17/2016

Hi, how much garlic do you give to your dog? I have a old English sheep dog who weighs about 70kg or about 10 stone. Thank you for any help


Garlic
Posted by Janay (Tennessee) on 12/19/2016

I pray this works for my cat. I have been giving him garlic juice every morning for a month and a half. He looks and acts much better than he did before. I just pray my consistency has eliminated the heartworm. I love my little guy so much!


Garlic
Posted by Melody (Dallas, Tx) on 01/31/2018

I rescued a labrabull 3 yrs ago off the street..took him to the vet last year to have multiple tests done on him and he has heart worms and dermatitis...I cannot afford the treatments for either one, so was looking for natural treatments I can do at home. coconut oil has been helping with the dermatitis, now looking to get rid of the worms, but I dont know how long he has had them, will crushed garlic really work???


Garlic
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 05/19/2018

Hi Theresa, has there been any final agreement on how much and how often to use the VRM-2 for heartworm positive dogs?

Mine is 9 years old and weighs 103 pounds last vet weighing. I've been using Bandit's Buddies program but am weary of the expense and multiple capsules I have to mix into her raw food every day although it is a lot less expensive than the the vet method and doesn't damage her health like the vet method as well as the fact that she can exercise on the BB protocol. She has been difficult to clear because of the fact that we live in mosquito central and she has a genetic immune problem that will eventually kill her called degenerative myelopathy. So I am hoping for something simpler as I have enough to deal with trying to help her fight the DM.

Thanks!


Garlic
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/22/2018

Hey Angela,

You will need to read through the threads and determine for yourself what dose you think is appropriate. That said, you might also get effective and inexpensive treatment by googling "ivermectin dosage for heartworm positive dogs" and also read up:

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/11/22/cheaper-safer-therapy-for-heartworm.aspx

Good luck and let us know what you decide to do!


Black Walnut Extract
Posted by Dl4504 (Ohio) on 08/04/2013

Hello, I have a 2 year old lab mix that was recently diagnosed with heartworms. I purchased VRM2 and would like some advise from those that have used the product on their dogs. I have read through most of the posts but have a few questions:

How many capsules should an 80lb dog have? Is it better to give it morning or night?

Do you give it with food?

My dog is on Sentinel for heartworms and been fine being on it, although I have heard that giving it could be bad for a dog that was heartworm positive. However, the vet said that would have occurred when he first got on it.

Should I stop giving him this and wait a month to start VRM2? He is outside 3/4 the time in his outdoor kennel while I am at work.

I'm worried about doing the vet's plan and it affects on my dog and also trying to contain him as he is very, very active and loves to play.


Black Walnut Extract
Posted by Marlene (Jonesboro, Indiana ) on 07/25/2016

Please tell me where I can get VRM2? My health food store does not carry it..


Black Walnut Extract
Posted by Candy (Cottonwood Cali) on 10/23/2016

To the person who replied with Warnings.....what amount doy ou use of brewers yeast for heartworms in a dog? and if youre saying black walnut oil or tnxture is really bad, then why are people using this to kill the worms?


Black Walnut Extract
Posted by Tore (Huntsville, Tx) on 11/07/2016

Apricot kernels contain an organic cyanide, not arsenic. Arsenic was once used for worms, and it will kill them, but it kills the host as well.


Black Walnut Extract
Posted by Tara (Beaumont, Tx) on 09/19/2017

Thank you so much for posting this. Ordered and received.


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

Thank your for the feedback on the use of garlic, wormwood and black walnut tincture remedy to treat the heartworm!

Traditionally both black walnut tinctures and artemisia (wormwood) are generally used together for parasites and heartworm in the dog. However other people have lately, added garlic (which repels mosquitoes) or added capsicum (cayenne peppers), ginger and/or hawthorne berries. As for me I give my dog a small amount of borax as a preventive, but yours is the first I heard on getting rid of heartworm!


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Lisa (Lewisville, Tx) on 11/29/2009

I am glad I came across this web page. I rescued a Shi Tzu from the shelter and I am sure she has heartworms because she is throwing up. I feed her Chicken Soup dog food, so I don't think its the food. She has been with me for about a month now. I am going to get the black walnut and wormwood and give it a try. I am sure it will work. Vets fees have gone so high now. I have 4 dogs. And I have to agree with one of the writers, they end up killing them!! Will keep you posted on my results.

Lisa


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Patricia (Morris, Al) on 12/07/2009

I do not have a remedy, what I have is 3 heartworm positive dogs, one that has been sick. I have been researching natural herbs to use to treat the heartworm and am very glad I came across this site. I have been looking at buying a treatment called hwt. It is a combination of herbs that you give to your dog, it does include wormwood, garlic, and cloves. There is other stuff as well. I am very interested in hearing more from Kelli and how much of each herb she used. I have heard that black walnut can be toxic if you give your dog too much. Could you say again how much you gave in the beginning of each, when you added more, and for how long you gave it. My vet wants almost 500. for the treatment plus wants to do all kinds of test first, that is just for the dog that is sick, it is about 1800 for all.


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Calendula (Mitchell, Georgia) on 12/31/2009

I used to work with a naturopath, and she swore by wormwood for any parasitic condition in both humans and animals. I have never tried it myself, but I have a lab/boxer mix, who has become very ill and is having seizures. I read that seizures can be caused by heartworm, as well as other problems. I have narrowed the list down and feel the wormwood/black walnut is my best option. I also agree about animals dying at the vet. It seems I go home with a huge bill and no animal and that is very sad! Plus the animals are so scared being left there. I would rather treat them at home.


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Nikki (Springfield, Missouri) on 04/05/2010

I have just recently started my dog on the black walnut/woodworm regime. How soon should I start seeing signs of it working? Since I couldnt find a dosage amount anywhere I've been giving one dropperful of each a day plus 2 garlic pills. Is this an accurate dosage? Please advise.


Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood
Posted by Samantha Sam (New Iberia, LA 70560) on 12/01/2013

I'm glad there was a happy ending.


Black Walnut Hull
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

Mary: Yes, back walnut hull can be used to treat heart worm. It is interesting to mentioned black walnut hulls as a way to treat heart worm. It has a long history in Asians for treating internal intestinal worms and tape worm. It is also used to externally ring worm.

The active component I guess comes from the chemical component called, juglone, which chemically is C10H6O3, or 5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione Other names 5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone. For me it sounds like treating a chemically close relative called naphthalene, which is moth balls. Of course, my general feeling is that if this is used, a relatively tiny amounts is needed to treat such parasites. I haven't yet gotten around to determining the dosages for it, but it also has potentials.

Juglone, which is active natural insecticide from Black Walnut Hull is interesting chemically as it is used also by the industry as a food coloring and cosmetic coloring in the color of Natural brown color 7, and can go in many names such as Juglon, Walnut extract, Juglane, Nucin, Regianin, or 1,4-naphthoquinone. So it is possible that brown food coloring can also be used as a way to kill ringworms.

I couldn't prove it yet whether giving dogs, with a 1/4 teaspoon of borax per liter of water can kill ringworms as this is what I used to do to prevent parasites and avoid the veterinarians.

I avoided vets where I live because everytime they treat my dog, they all die. Whether it works or not you can tell. It doesn't take long to notice an improvement, usually 1-3 days at the most. However, I never had problems using it and only use if I suspect that my dog has parasites. Sometimes it is difficult to prove, since a dog can't talk. Therefore, insecticidal poisoning (usually from using commercial grade dog shampoo that kills fleas) is the major cause. To detoxify my dog, I used vinegar poured all over the dog, the dog will lick it off, vomits a little bit, and it is better.

I also hear that wormwood can also possibly be used to treat heart worm, but of course the information I received I did not witnessed them myself. Traditionally cedarwood oil is also used as a safe insecticide and can be used as a way to treat similar conditions for internal parasites. The only way to know it works or not is to try it out. However, black walnut hull is quite powerful and can be used as an insect repellent for fleas, mites, and possibly if mixed in sufficient amount can be used to treat mange, but will take more time.

The reason I don't try black walnut hull is availability, so I just went for more simpler methods such as the used of borax as it is easier to find. For some reason my dogs seem to like eating the borax precipitate if I accidentally drop it. Of course it only took a liking whenever he is sick. I guess dog's instinct is also a factor.

There is also a possibility of using natural insecticide against heart worm is the use of pyrethrin, which comes from Pyrethrum Daisy, Dalmation Pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium) which can kill the insect but might be able to be used safely on dogs.

As a way to treat dog's cancer, I think black walnut hull can do it also, as it also have some anticancer component, from the iodine, and the tannins. Of course, I would also like to add baking soda to my dog now and then (with some citric acid) as a way to stabilize the dog's pH. I have read that cows way past their age, can yet produce calves, if the cow's drinking water is rich in bicarbonates and magnesium. So as a result of this observation, I guess this might be one way of treating a dog's cancer.


Black Walnut Hull
Posted by Michael (Arlington, Texas) on 08/09/2010

My dog, an 8 year old female boxer/chow mix was just tested positive for heartworms and I would like to know what I should give her and how much and where I can get it. She is 55lbs. Any help please!!!


Black Walnut Hull
Posted by Michelle (Jonesboro, Louisiana) on 12/28/2014

Where do I find this at?

EC: Michelle, you can google 'buy black walnut hull' to find multiple sources.


Black Walnut Hull
Posted by Whitefeather (Near Austin Tx) on 08/31/2016

Since I already order health products with "Swanson vitamins" I just got my order of Black walnut/wormwood liquid, 10 oz for $6.28. I also got some calming tabs from them. My little precious is very anxious. Prices are good, delivery good, promo codes and percent off sales available. Web site is: wwwswansonvitamins.com. Their own brand is better priced. I now know how much to use and will begin treatment today. Hope this helps.....



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