Natural remedies for heartworm?
I just learned that Wolfy, my husky-shepherd, has heartworm. He has no symptoms, and he'll be given another blood test on Monday to determine the extent of the infection.
Wolfy is almost 13. He has severe arthritis (for which he takes Previcox) but seems to be in good health otherwise. However, the vet said his bloodwork revealed that one of his kidneys is compromised, and this could be a problem if we decide to treat the heartworm because the treatment (which involves arsenic) is very hard on all the organs.
I read up on the treatment, and it sounds brutal. Given Wolfy's age, I don't know if I want to put him through that. So I'm exploring all options.
I see lots of websites devoted to natural remedies for heartworm. The only thing I've read so far are several first-hand accounts from several people who had success using black walnut and/or wormwood. This particular website was not selling anything.
Have any of you heard of, or tried, an alternative treatment for heartworm?