Is Your Dog Healthier the Longer You Use Your HW Prevention?
Ever hear this wry, thought provoking phrase?
A headache is not an aspirin deficiency!”
The same common sense thinking could be applied to your dog resisting heartworm. You know, the scary-as_ed worm poised to invade your dog’s inner chambers.
The one in the drug ads that looks like a wad of spaghetti. The one that you swear you’ll never, ever allow in your dog, no way no how.
Well, just like those people who remain free of headaches, those dogs living parasite free aren’t all on monthly pesticides.
I know because their owners and I give congratulatory high fives as their yearly tests come in negative, year after year.
Have you ever wondered how wolves and coyotes survive as a species with no one dropping heartworm prevention bait to them?
They are close genetically to your dog, the wolf especially so. 99% gene overlap.
Fundamental questions arise when you frame your own dog’s health against that wild cousin model:
- Was your dog born broken? Incomplete in some way?
- Is she only made “whole” with the addition of a monthly heartworm pill?
And, the more important one, for those of you who are truly seeking to raise the most vital, wildly healthy dogs possible:
Is your dog getting healthier or less healthy the longer you use your heartworm prevention?”