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Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm | Dogs Naturally Magazine

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So what’s your take on Heartworm preventatives these days Gordon Setter people? Are you using them? Are you doing annual blood tests instead? Are you simply letting nature take its course treating if or when your Gordon gets sick?

I’ve pretty much decided that the constant chemical exposure is not something my dogs needed, so I opt for annual testing instead. Of course, I also live in the desert and quite frankly while we do have mosquitoes once in a while they typically aren’t much of a problem.

The article Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm in Dogs Naturally Magazine gives us food for thought on whether the preventative is worse than the actual disease. Perhaps you’ll be kind enough to share your own thoughts on the subject in comments?

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