Beowulf Mastiffs Global
wants pet owners to learn valuable information about caring for their furry friends. By sharing my knowledge, I hope that you can find better ways to maintain your dog’s health and overall wellness
There are no preventatives for heartworm. Medication that is available only inhibits the spread of the disease by killing it if it gets transferred from one dog to your pet.
Consider this analogy. If you have a young child and you are giving them a strong poison on a regular basis for a disease they do not have and is treatable, they will arrest you for child endangerment. Your child will also likely be taken away from you.
If your dog has a strong immune system, then it is unlikely that they will contract heartworm or other common health problems. It is a slow-moving disease that can be quickly be acted upon. If you pull blood from your pet once every six months to a year, then you don’t have to worry about anything. In case your pup does get the disease, you can simply treat it.
For 25 years, I lived in an area that was considered at “high” risk for heartworm. During this time, my pup participated in dog shows and I also boarded dogs. We never saw a single case.
Statistics that get published for heartworm cases that make it seem like a pandemic are most likely generated by the manufacturers of heartworm “preventatives.” Recently, people have discovered that the number of heartworm cases is very low and highly treatable.
All pet owners obviously love their dogs and want to shield them from harm. But in cases like these, pharmaceutical companies seem to be the ones convincing others that these medications are a requirement for your pup’s health.
Dogs in the USA have increasingly been getting cancer as well as other organ-related diseases and disorders at a staggering pace. By continuing to give them unnecessary medication, it seems that we have the money and resources to literally love our pets to death.
I believe that there are pros and cons with any medication, especially antibiotics. Any healer that pushes a specific practice, whether allopathic or holistic, to the point where they exclude all others is self-limiting. They are not doing the best that they can for those who seek their help.
I feel like that the world has become a drug-based society and the art of healing has been squashed by the penchant for prescribing. We have heard about the serious consequences of overusing drugs, especially antibiotics.
Ask yourself if your problem is life-threatening. If it is, then you may wish to palliate or suppress the symptoms. This allows you more time to work on a cure. In these cases, antibiotics are often a blessing and a gift.
Always remember that antibiotics delay healing and impugn the immune system. They are also not effective for viral issues. Antibiotics are the answer only in limited cases and can be life-saving for these specific circumstances.
If your problem is not life-threatening, then try to learn how to give the body a chance to do its job. Do not try to treat a condition you do not see. Instead, find ways to assist the body towards a cure. Instances like this are where holistic practitioners and veterinarians will be invaluable to you.
The way we address flea concerns is almost comical to me. These “masters of itch” often put a lot of pet owners in a state of anxiety. Our solution to this problem is to, once again, poison our dogs because we love them so much.
Some dogs are more prone to fleas than others. Canines with slightly elevated body temperatures or a weaker immune system can make your pup more attractive to these pests. Another possible factor that draws fleas to your dog is their diet.
A common response of pet owners to this sign of an impaired immune system is to poison the surrounding environment with chemicals. We apply these substances inside and outside our homes, then we bathe them with even more chemicals. The worst thing pet owners do to address this is to administer yet another substance directly into the dog’s body.
We should be more aware of what we are doing when we give our dogs substances that bring their bodies to such a state of toxicity that a flea dies when it bites them. A more appropriate response would be to evaluate your pup’s diet, increase certain vitamins, and clear their body of toxins.
What You Can Do
Bathe your dog in Dawn dishwashing detergent, suds for 10 minutes, then flea comb them. Put any critters you find in a bowl of sudsy water and rinse. Follow this with an apple cider vinegar and water rinse.
If your dog has skin damage or sores from the itching, the vinegar will help correct the natural pH of the skin and help the healing process. Do this step every two to three days.
If your pet is in the house, you can use diatomaceous earth in your yard in the spring and fall after your initial treatment. You can use Sevin Dust from your local agricultural store.
Every two days, spray your pet all over with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar then flea comb. This way, you will not have further issues. Not only is the vinegar good for your dog’s skin and coat, but it also serves as a flea and tick deterrent.
Make sure to evaluate your dog’s condition. Build their immune system and correct what problems they have. You can also buy tea tree oil from any health food store, add approximately 10 drops into your regular dog shampoo, and wash your pet.
Give your pup a dose of homeopathic sulphur 30c twice daily for a week, then once a day for another week. One dose is three to six pellets by mouth, given 30 minutes before feeding them.
Do not put any pellet that has touched your hand back into the bottle as it will contaminate the rest of the medication. You should also store homeopathics away from electromagnetic fields such as those given off by TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, and sunlight.
There are a lot of ways to rid your immediate environment of fleas. I have used diatomaceous earth with success. Use only the food grade type as the pool grade one has been treated with a chemical that can be harmful to your lungs if inhaled.
This substance can be described as a small sea urchin that has sharp points. When a flea crawls over this, it cuts the shell, and then they dehydrate. Sprinkle the diatomaceous earth over all the floors, bedding, and furniture that you wish to rid of fleas. It will take a couple of days and sometimes, more than one treatment, but it is effective.
Clearing Toxins and Building a Strong Immune System
Once you are feeding your dogs and cats Life’s Abundance, you can worry less about your pet’s nutrition. You can then start clearing their bodies of toxins, which is relatively easier.
With knowledge and desire, all pet owners can help their dogs live longer and have fuller lives. You can give various pellets to improve their health. It does not matter whether they chew, swallow, or dissolve the medication in their mouths. These are available from health food stores or homeopathic vets.
Homeopathic Sulphur 200c
Give one dose (three to six pellets) by mouth, once. This helps clear toxins and is excellent for the skin. Wait two weeks and give the next medication.
Homeopathic Thuja 200c
One dose by mouth once will clear toxins, especially those from vaccines. The next steps will help build the immune system.
Echinacea Tincture (Liquid)
Give five to six drops in the water bowl daily for about a month. This is a natural antibiotic and builds the immune system.
Vitamin C in the Form of Sodium, Calcium Ascorbate, or Ester-C
Only use Ester-C in times of illness or injury. Vitamin C is a must during times of stress, illness or recovery. Administer this through the food or water. This only stays in the body for about four hours, so it is better to give smaller doses several times daily. I give 2000 mg (1/2 teaspoon) in the morning and another dose in the evening.
Do not give your dog ascorbic acid, the vitamin C that humans take, because they cannot metabolize this as well as us. It can also be tough on their stomachs.
This is an enabler for everything else to work better within the body. I always use this with injuries, but it is also invaluable when building your dog’s immune system.
You should only use natural vitamin E. Don't just believe what is written on the bottle and make sure to check it yourself. If it says d-alpha, it is natural. Bottles that say dl-alpha have synthetic vitamin E.
Give 400 I.U. to 800 I.U. daily depending on the situation. 400 I.U. is a good maintenance dosage for medium to large dogs. Use 100 I.U. to 200 I.U. for small dogs. If your dog is injured or sick, give them the 800 I.U., and less for smaller dogs.
In mastiff pups, we give Selenium (250 mcg/½ tab) to help them with bone growth. We also give one Cranberry Tablet three times a day to females from two to four months old to avoid vector-transmitted infections (VTI), which is common at that age.