Heartworm Antigen Tests For Your Pet, But What About You?

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Did you know that everyone — yes, literally everyone include your mother, the Pope, and even the President of the United States — has parasites living in their bodies? Yes, even you. You. Have. Parasites.

And while you’re busy reading this article and denying the fact that you have them, these buggers — pun very much intended — are squirmy inside of you, living off your tissues and the food you put into your body. Sounds hard to believe, right? Wrong. Not one bit especially considering the amount of meat, processed foods, and other questionable food-like items are apart of the standard American diet, which is so aptly commonly referred to simply as SAD.

Did you know ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese practiced both ritualistic and routine parasite cleanses and fasts as a means of not only feeling closer to their religion — remember, fasting is an important part of the Christian bible too — but to stay healthy? In a world without knowledge of germs and without proper refrigeration or standards for preparing meat, parasitic infections ran rampant and were simply a part of everyday life. Food safety testing companies and agencies were simply non-existent.

Fast forward to today, and although the United States Department of Agriculture exists, that doesn’t mean that the meat from factory farm animals that make up a good portion of the American diet isn’t infested with parasites such as round worms, tape worms, and live flukes. Even if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you still have parasites! They’re eggs live everywhere bacteria does, on vegetables, under your nails, and even in and on your pets.

Got a dog? Yeah? Guess what? You’re swapping parasite eggs with it every single time Fido licks your sweet face.

You don’t need expensive veterinary laboratory procedures or high tech veterinary laboratory equipment to know that pets such as cats and dogs are often plagued with parasites. Every responsible and good pet owner knows how necessary a heartworm antigen test is. Heartworm antigen tests can be life savers! When caught early enough, heartworms can be treated and cured with prescription medication.

But what about people? Is a heartworm antigen test necessary? No! But there are things you can do to cleanse your body of parasites. Certain foods and herbs such as raw garlic, raw onion, black walnut, wormwood, and raw apple cider vinegar are excellent for killing parasites. Ideally, parasite cleanses should be done three to four times a year.