Heart Worm And Other Canine Parasites

You may be surprised to learn that cats, horses and wolves can all be affected by heart worm, and it isn’t just your dog that can get these irritating worms. However, heart worm in dogs is fairly common, and it is relatively easy to treat it.

Ivermectin is just one of the medicines that are available that can help prevent your dog from getting heartworm in the first place. The drug is effective as it is able to trigger your dog’s defensive mechanisms. A dull disposition, chronic panting and coughing are signs that your dog may have heart worm.

The male worm can grow to a length of 17 centimeters, while the female worm can actually reach a length of up to 27 cm. Mosquitoes and other insects are often used as carriers by the worms.

If you own a dog, it is important to take steps to prevent other diseases too, and to be able to recognize the signs of an infestation. These include roundworm whip worm and hookworm, all of which can affect your dog. Like heart worm, these parasites are often transmitted through mosquito bites.

Heart worm and other parasites can be caused by mosquitoes in any part of the world in which mosquitoes are found, and of course the risk is generally higher during the warmer months, as mosquitoes aren’t as prevalent during colder months. You should make a point of having your dog vaccinated before the warmer months, to increase your chances of preventing heart worm and other parasites. Your vet can probably recommend vaccinations such as milbemycin oxime or Ivermectin which can be administered orally as well as the drug diethylcarbamazine for therapy.

As a pet owner you probably already know that medications for your dog can be expensive, and it pays to check the prices and perhaps do some comparison shopping. As a general rule, you should give your dog Ivermectin at least several weeks before the mosquito season actually begins. You should also make sure your dog has the vaccination for up to a couple of months after the season has ended, just to be on the safe side and to protect against any mosquitoes around after the season. Always consult your vet to get information about preventing parasites, and the right dosage to give.

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How To Make Sure That God Gets The Glory

As people who are trying to please and glorify God in what we do for Christ’s sake, it’s very easy for us to get caught up in the trap of putting ourselves before God in the sense of drawing attention to ourselves.

In many cases, we’re doing things for God while our whole intent is based on trying to impress others with our performance. The truth is that God is completely taken out of the picture with this kind of mindset since it becomes all about us trying to get people’s attention.

In all honesty, it’s something that I’m guilty of and struggling with as someone who’s playing piano in my church. In many instances, I’ve found myself completely disconnected with God due to the fact that my mind and heart are not set on Him.

Instead, I’ve found myself much more concerned about how my performance will be perceived by others. When service is over, I’m expecting some people to come and congratulate me.

Nevertheless, one thing that I’ve learned is that glorifying God has nothing to do with being concerned about how others will react in response to what I’ve done for God, it’s based entirely on how God sees me in the light of which priority that I give Him.

The bottom line is that we’ll never be able to satisfy everyone no matter how hard we may try. Our objective should be aimed at making sure that God is the One who gets pleased and glorified by setting both our minds and hearts on Him, then after that God will use our performance and make it become a blessing to others.

Let’s take a look at Jesus own perspective with respect to glorifying God.

Jesus replied, “If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the One who glorifies Me (John 8:54).

Glorifying God is based solely on humility. In other words, it’s based on us taking ourselves out of the way by allowing God to have His ways in us.

We are God’s instrument; therefore, our job is to allow God to use us however He sees fit for His own glory.

When we do that, it becomes all about what God can do through us instead of us doing things within our own human ability for the sake of impressing people.

See the consequences of disobedience.