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Heart Worms And ParaFree Gelcaps


Author: Marcie F.
Date: 03-21-2013
Views: 7,849
Word Count: 347
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 8394-OR
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We have a beautiful Sheltie, a male dog that has been used by his breeder to sire other litters. Judah is a great dog, and won points toward his championship at his very first show!

I don't like forcing my dog to ingest deadly chemicals, and I am a firm believer that we over-vaccinate our animals, so I am way "behind the curve" as far as my vet is concerned on vaccinations and heartworm medication.

Judah began to cough and choke at least once daily after coming back from the breeder the last time. My first thought was heartworm...a thought that strikes fear into my heart as I know what this can do to a dog. I've had a dog with heartworm "before Young Living" and it had to be treated with arsenic. I didn't want to do that with Judah.

I looked in the Animal Desk Reference book for the protocol for heartworm and followed the "heartworm positive" protocol for Judah, even though we didn't yet have a heartworm test done. I know that the oils cannot take him out of balance, and so therefore it could do nothing but help.

We treated him with 4 gelcaps of ParaFree each day (1 cap 4 times daily) for 2 weeks, then decreased it to 2 times daily. My mother became ill in this process, and I didn't want to ask my family to have to push the pills down his throat (he bit a gelcap once...BIG mistake...very hot oils in it), so we missed a few doses.

We took him to the vet today for a heartworm test and general check-up. The great news is...Heartworm NEGATIVE!

It's been over 2 years since he's been on the chemical heartworm preventive, and we've been treating him with ParaFree for only a couple of months. I don't know for certain that he was ever heartworm-positive...but regardless, he'll be on ParaFree now for the rest of his life rather than ever putting a deadly chemical inside him for that purpose again! Shelties are extremely sensitive to the particular drug used in most heartworm preventives, anyway.


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