About Nature's Way Carolina Dogs

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Seymour, Tennessee, United States
Welcome to my site about my Naturally Reared Carolina Dogs! Carolina Dogs are a relatively new, rare breed recognized by the UKC, AKC-FSS & ARBA, and are quite possibly America's own indigenous wild dog. CDs make wonderful companions, athletes, hunters, and bedwarmers! Natural Rearing is the philosophy wherein we raise our dogs and puppies by following the 8 Laws of Health, employing Biologically Appropriate Raw Food and no toxic chemicals on, in or around our dogs. We have found this way of life fosters balance, health and longevity in our beloved companions. For our puppies, we welcome homes that have a very similar philosophy about dog rearing, or wish to learn. Check us out, follow us and share us in other places!!! YouTube@ Susan NaturesWayCarolina Dogs NaturesWayPets and FaceBook @ https://www.facebook.com/mycarolinadog on Twitter @https://twitter.com/NaturesWayCDs Thank you so much for visiting our site, feel free to leave us a comment or send us an email! susanlewelling@yahoo.com

Monday, February 6, 2012

My opinion on Heartworms & Chemicals

Heartworm preventative are really pushed around my area, supposedly the rate of infection is very high.
Actually the preventatives are insecticides. What happens is a mosquito bites your dog, transmits the heartworm through the bite, the worm begins to live in your dog’s bloodstream, and moves to the heart. Then eventually the insecticide kills the worm…sometimes. Recently I have heard from several sources that heartworms are becoming immune to the current preventatives & dogs are getting infected anyways.
The very best way to keep your dog from getting HW is to make sure it is in optimal health. Most of the dogs that HW have poor nutrition, or compromised immune systems. IE are feed corn-kibble & are over-vaccinated…
Starting to make sense? It is all a big circle.
person feeds kibble, vaccinates when the vet says, uses the flea/worm meds & chemicals. Dog appears to be pretty healthy but is dying from the inside out. After a few years eventually something happens, like heartworm or diabetes, kidney disease or a cancer/tumor…person says “but my dog was so healthy”, vet says, “well these things happen, especially with this size/breed/sex dog”…
The kibble compromises first the digestive system, then that stress compounds to the next system, so on & so on… on top of that vaccines weaken rather than strengthen the immune system, which compounds even more stress on the dogs systems. No wonder they are susceptible to heartworm infestation!
Natural Rearing is not a guarantee that your dog will always be completely healthy, live to 25 years old & die in its sleep.
After Cooter’s relatively small vaccine reaction, I opened my eyes & began to look critically & questioningly at all the problems dogs were having all around me, my dogs, my families’ dogs, my friend’s dogs & everyone else’s dogs. Diabetic dogs, IMHA dogs, dogs with “allergies”, dogs with tumors… all this was considered “NORMAL & ACCEPTABLE”… REALLY??? I mean think about it… would dogs have survived for the thousands(or millions) of years with no help from humans & modern medicines if all that was NORMAL & ACCEPTED? They would be EXTINCT!!!! US humans meddling is the real problem…..When did all these illnesses become Normal & Accepted in dogs? IN THE PAST 50 YEARS…since dog food & multiple, yearly vaccinations… What does your COMMON SENSE tell you about that…. I know what mine tells me…
I know that it is “scary”.. stepping our “on your own” when the “experts” are telling you that you are going to damage your dog…but how really expert is the average Vet?
Look up Dr Ronald Schultz DVM on YouTube.. A quick way is to look on “Mercola Healthy Pets” channel. He has studied vaccines for decades, at Cornell & Univ of Wisconsin… I have other links to other DVMs who support my position…
I AM NOT talking about being an IRRESPONSIBLE pet owner. One who dumps some food out to the dog who is tied up or kenneled
and “conveniently forgetting” to take the dog to the vet to get its shots… Natural Rearing takes as much or more thought & planning that “normal rearing” (lol- what is normal) ever was for me…
My dogs live in the house with us, are included in the family outings, activities, vacations, etc as much as possible, I drive extra just to see an excellent Holistic DVM, plan their meals, study Natural ways to prevent fleas/ticks/worms/heartworm.
My dogs are not on any HW preventatives. They get garlic every day, and Diatomaceous Earth. I use a herbal repellent spray. I have my dogs tested every 3-6 months for HW. My vet has a protocol for treating it if they ever test positive, but I think I would probably try a Natural remedy (HeartWorm Free)that is much more gentle & safe than Chemical/Drug methods. I think this website also has a natural preventative, that is the same thing. Here is a link to the website. …http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/heartworm.html
I want everyone(especially all my puppy families) to understand the whole vicious cycle, so they will not be scared of the rhetoric from vets & drug companies & dog food corporations …
The whole awful cycle of UN-Health in our pets is so ingrained in our society today that it is accepted as NORMAL now-a-days. When you understand it, it makes you sick to your stomach. You look at your friends and so wish they would understand…

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Do you rub the Diatomaceous Earth on them? What herbal spray do you use. Is this done daily?