By Dr. John L. Reizer
Editor at NoFakeNews.net
If you’re like most canine owners, you probably love your dogs very much and want these family members to be as healthy as possible. Pet adoption is a serious responsibility and quite often the bond between an animal and human can last for a very long time.
Being a dog owner, I can certainly identify with the many responsibilities associated with caring for pets. And over the years, I’ve had to bring my dogs to the vet for a number of reasons. In an emergency situation, a good veterinarian can mean the difference between an animal surviving and dying. But the same animal, health care specialists that can save your pet’s life, in an emergency scenario, can potentially decrease their overall level of health while trying to prevent them from acquiring diseases and parasitic infections.
I believe that many people fail to realize dogs, and other animals, have natural defenses against diseases, parasites, and a whole host of other biological opportunists they regularly come into contact with. If you listen to the marketing strategies of Big Pharma, and the companies that peddle their related products/services, you might think your beloved canine would instantly drop dead without being regularly immunized and safeguarded with monthly heartworm medicines.
The truth be told, all animals, including your pet, have naturally functioning immune systems that protect them against diseases and parasites. In spite of what you might have heard, read or viewed, through the mediums of radio, television, and print media, many commonly accepted animal health practices, that attempt to prevent diseases, could be weakening your pet’s natural immune system.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Levy, a veterinarian out of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, a lot of unnecessary fear and anxiety have been placed into the psyche of dog caretakers. Dr. Levy writes, “…allopathic attitudes have instilled in many of us a fear of disease, fear of pathogens and parasites, fear of rabies, as if these are evil and malicious entities just waiting to lay waste to a naive and unprotected public…” While Dr. Levy believes that in certain situations drugs might be justifiable concerning heartworms, he personally embraces a more holistic strategy when caring for his own pet. On his website he writes, “For what it’s worth, I never gave my dog any type of heartworm preventive, even when we lived in the Santa Cruz area where heartworms were very prevalent. I tested him yearly, and he never had a problem.”
Just as they do with human beings, pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars manufacturing and distributing extremely toxic poisons for domesticated animals. The toxic vaccines and monthly heartworm preventive products actually weaken your pet’s immune system over time and make them more susceptible to diseases and parasites that exist within their natural environment.
While Big Pharma would like you to believe that heartworms are waiting around every corner to squeeze the life out of your dog’s heart, the reality of the situation is that this is not true. What’s actually being squeezed is the pet owner’s wallet. And it’s absolutely unnecessary. Some very knowledgeable people have gone on record, over the years, stating that the heartworm scam is a billion dollar industry.
As always, when Big Pharma has its “paws” in the game, the health and best interests of patients are not a top priority. This applies to human beings as well as man’s best friend.
One has to seriously wonder how animals that live in the wild can continue to survive so well despite being constantly exposed to natural parasites and opportunistic pathogens. And remember, they don’t have access to vaccines and monthly preventive pharmaceutical products.
What do you think about this subject?
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