With monsoon season come mosquitoes. Though we have few of them I take preventative measures by putting our dog Sesame on natural remedies for parasites and heartworm.
If your a long time blog reader you may recall that we learned a hard lesson last year when I got our dog Sesame a round of vaccines that nearly killed her and caused seizures that we were told would be permanent. When the doc recommended spinal tap I went to my plant medicine books. She's on homeopathic belladonna still, no seizures. After reading about the active ingredients in heartworm medication I decided to handle prevention in my own style, naturally.
Wormwood, black walnut and garlic are safe for dogs in small doses and short spurts. While high doses of garlic can cause other problems, low doses offer a variety of benefits. Sesame is 40lbs and is taking one dose per day: 1/4 dropper mixed wormwood and black walnut tincture, 1/4 clove of garlic once a day for a week. I'll continue this by putting her on it for a week each month through Oct.