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Heartworm Success Stories


The Natural Heartworm Program Really Works!

We appreciate Robin Sockness sharing a few of her success stories she has had over the many years she's been working with pets. We are blessed to have somebody so knowledge about dogs and cats to be able to share that wisdom with others. You will notice links to her website in these stories and if you choose to work with Robin on a pet health topic, please order the products from her site. She does not charge for her time and wisdom, so her sales are her compensation.

Heartworm Free Bandit Hi! I'm Bandit!

My Mom Was the First to Track the Program!

That's Why People Call It "The Bandit Program"

My "mommy" chose the natural approach and kept all the paperwork so she could have my success story to share with friends ad now thousands of people on the internet. I've been free of heartworms since early 2001. I get checked every year and stay clear with the Natural Heartworm Prevention Program.

Because I was so old and tested so severe in heartworms, my vet didn't expect me to live. I feel like a puppy again, so my "mommy" did a website for me to share my story with other doggies out there. My "mommy" was even interviewed for an article in Whole Dog Journal, so now we're both famous!

She wants to help other mommies and daddies help their fur kids, so you can email my mom (Robin to you) with any questions you have. You can order the program from our site where she answers any questions you have. My mom makes me the hero, but she's the real hero since she gets to help so many other pets.

Immiticide Didn't Work, So I Went Herbal
"In January 2004, my 5-year-old beagle, Buddy, tested weak positive for heartworms. Buddy seemed healthy and had no symptoms prior to testing positive. Upon the advice of my veterinarian, Buddy was treated with the traditional and dangerous Immiticide injections, then was sent home for 30 days of close supervision and rest. Six months later at the time of his first re-test he again tested positive for heartworms. The vet strongly advised a second Immiticide treatment. Research on the internet led me to Robin Sockness and the Bandit Program. She was kind enough to speak with me on the phone about her experience with the herbal heartworm treatment. After an email consultation with a holistic vet in South Carolina who was familiar with the herbal heartworm treatment, I decided to try it for 4-6 months while still keeping Buddy on his monthly Heartgard. I supplemented Buddy's diet with vegetables, mostly green beans and carrots mixed in with his dry food. Buddy began his herbal heartworm program on September 6, 2004 and on January 27, 2005 he tested negative for heartworms. What a happy day! In addition to being heartworm free, Buddy has lost much needed weight, has improved energy levels , a shinier coat, and appears to have more use of a partially injured hind leg." K. West

Heartworm Free FancyHeartworms and Seizures Gone
" About 6 months ago I emailed you about Fancy. She had heartworms and other health problems. I started Fancy on Bandit's treatment right then. I just came from the vet and I am happy to report that Fancy is heartworm free. The vet was very happy that she was heartworm free and that she no longer needs her seizures medication. Thanks for all your help, Robin." Angel

My Sheltie Is Heartworm Free!
" I just wanted to inform you that as of today my 5-year-old Sheltie Shadow is heartworm free! He tested positive a year ago with a bad case of heartworm, and after a year of being on Bandit's program, he tested negative. Thank you for putting this remarkable natural treatment out there. I could never have had him go through the conventional treatment and this option has proven to work! Thank you again!" Mary G.

A Second Chance for Kira
Heartworm Free KiraKiki "Last June 2003 Kira was positive for heartworm. She is four years old and a very active husky. She didn't show any signs of heartworm yet. I emailed Robin and she was a great help, we started Kira on Bandit's program. January 2004 she tested negative, and I just took her for a second testing and it was negative. We will keep her on the herbal preventative. No more chemicals for Kira or Kiki. Kiki is our 14-year-old Malamute who is still very active, who also had heartworm at age three. She went through the chemical cure and it was very hard on her. We didn't want to put Kira through that type of treatment. If we had known about Bandit's program then, we would have went the herbal route. Thank you for giving our Kira a second chance at a good life." C.D.

True Believer in Natural Heartworm Treatment
"Hi, Robin, I originally emailed you in April to ask for help with my dog's heartworm infection. I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and concern. It is now December and Burton tested negative at the vet's yesterday, and I was so happy I almost cried. What a blessing and a miracle to have someone like you to help those of us who cannot afford traditional vet treatment for heartworm! I have to admit I was slightly skeptical at first (probably because I thought I might administer the treatment wrong), but I am a true-blue believer now that my precious dog is completely cured. And it's all thanks to you! God bless!" Natalie :)

The Vet Asked How We Did It
Heartworm Free Dakota"Hi Robin, I know you don't remember me but I contacted you about a year ago regarding my dog, Dakota, who was diagnosed with heartworms. We put her on the Nature's Sunshine Products you recommended. My wife and I took her to the vet tonight and were hoping for the best but expecting the worse. We told the vet that we were using natural herbs to treat the heartworms. She was polite but we both caught the look of "you have to be kidding me." She came back and told us that Dakota's blood test came back negative and that she was heartworm free. The vet asked what we gave Dakota and we told her. She wanted me to call her with the more detailed information. Just thought you would like to know. Thanks again, Tom N."

No More Heartworms For Hannibal
"Just wanted to let you know that after three months of Hannibal having heart worms and using Bandit's program faithfully for three months he has turned out negative for heartworms! Took him to the vet in August and no heartworms. Thanks for all of your help and keep letting people know Bandit's Program works." Billie McCready

All Three Dogs Now Test Clear!
"Thank you for your help with my babies. They have all tested clear now and we are a happy family. Sugar, age 6, had a mild case and was on the treatment for 4 months. Pebbles, age 13, was the worst one and was on her death bed so the treatment saved her life after a 14 month program. Jessie, age 5, had a mild case and she was over her heartworms in 4 months. Last but not least, Sasha, also had a mild case and was treated for 4 months and she is clear as well." Starla Partin

Heartworm Free TikkaOur Down Syndrome Son Now Has a Healthy Dog
" I just wanted to give you an update on Tikka. We have been on the natural heartworm program almost two months now, and the sick dog I adopted from the pound is all but a memory. From the time I got her until two weeks ago all Tikka did was sleep. She would not play and if you did manage to get her to play fetch she would chase the ball two or three times and then cough and go back to her spot on the couch. She only ate ground canned dog food with absolutely no chunks of any kind. We would walk my daughter to school, which is less than a mile, and she would be so tired that I would have to call my husband to pick us up. Not any more! I literally have to restrain her at times to keep her from running. She rolls and plays with our other dog, and loves to walk to school and back. Her tail no longer hangs down, but instead, it curls over her back. Her fur is absolutely gorgeous, so thick and it shines. We are going to continue the herbal heartworm program for at least two more months before having her retested, but I can not thank you enough for helping us save our beloved companion. My son, James, has Down Syndrome and Tikka is his best friend. Our other dog is still a puppy and a little rough, but Tikka is content to let James lay all over her. I can not imagine our lives without her. God Bless Robin for the time and work she does with heartworm dogs. " Pamala F.

Long-Term Heartworms Almost Gone
"Robin, I wanted to give you an update on Sasha, who has had a full blown case of heartworms for 6-7 years. I have had her on Bandit's Heartworm program since April and had her retested in June. She has only a minimal case at this point and I am quite pleased with the vast improvement so far." Carol Youmans

Heartworms Gone! Dog Has So Much Energy!
"I took both Mya (the female with heartworms) and her pup, Pecos, in for their yearly check up about 3 weeks ago with very happy results! The vet did Mya's blood work to see (in his words), "How bad off she was," as we had stopped the heartworm treatment with him because her heart had been so inflamed. He did the first test and it came back negative! He was so stunned, he came to the waiting area and told me, but said he was going to run it a second time as he could not figure out what had happened. It came back negative again! He wanted to know what had been going on and if we were doing something on our own. I told him all I had been doing working with your program. He was very astonished with the results and said she looked very good for all she had been going through. So, she is now negative for heartworms, has a lot more energy, and is doing so much better. I really have to say thank you, Robin, for your help and I am so glad that I was able to link up with you and find out about how well your dog had done. It's just amazing how well this has turned out. It took a bit longer because she had been so sick, but I felt so much better about giving her the herbs versus going through the vet's treatment using the arsenic. I really want to thank you for all your help! We've had a happy ending to what could have been a sad one!" Michelle S. Mills

Heartworm Free CassieCassie Tests Negative
"Cassie was diagnosed with a moderate case of heartworms during the Summer of 2006.  She was 3-years old at the time and although she acted like a playful puppy she would appear to get short of breath after her walks.  The vet wanted to get her on the conventional treatment right away, but agreed she wasn't the perfect candidate for this treatment as it would obviously be hard to keep her calm and confined so she suggested possibly keeping her on Benadryl during the program.  This horrified me and I came home and started searching for an alternative solution.  Thankfully I came across Bandit's website and immediately ordered Bandit's program, which she started July 23, 2006. 

Cassie was 17-lbs at the time and I kept her to the program that Bandit had been on and changed her to a healthy diet.  I also took her off the monthly Heartguard, however, when my husband heard of this he wanted to get her back on the Heartgard and insisted we take her to the vet to see if the heartworms had increased during the time she had been off the Heartguard.  We went to the vet in November for the heartworm blood test and while waiting for the results I told the vet about the herbal formula I was using, she appeared to have heard about it, but quickly said it doesn't work. However, a moment later when she walked back in with the results, she announced that the test showed only a very slight positive!  She told me to continue what I was doing, but to also put her back on the monthly Heartgard, which my husband insisted on doing.   

We took Cassie back to the vet yesterday (January, 2007) for her yearly physical.  The vet checked her out and then went on to another patient. Her assistant finally came in and said the vet was done and that I could leave,  but I said I was still waiting on the result of the heartworm test, to which she said "Oh, it's negative, we would have come in and told you right away if it had been positive."  I reiterated that Cassie had been diagnosed with heartworms and was she sure about the results.  She confirmed she was.  I couldn't believe that they were so nonchalant about the whole thing .. I wanted to throw a party and call everyone!  I'm thinking about taking in another rescue dog that needs heartworm treatment and putting him/her on the program right away. Thanks, Robin, for your wonderful website!"  Lorraine

Josi
"I want to let you know that Josi, the dog we were treating with the herbal heartworm program just tested negative for heartworms. It was very exciting. The vet wanted to say it was because of the life span of the heartworm. But we know better, don't we? What are the chances every single adult heartworm she had died at once? I don't know why the vets aren't more open to new things. It is so much easier on the dogs. I wanted to get her re-tested because I watched her decline and then come back. I figured that the decline was caused from the heartworms breaking up and being absorbed. I just felt like they were gone and the testing proved they were. Just wanted to pass on the great news so that others may be encouraged. I would like to be able to help somebody like Bandit's "mom" helped me." Mistee

Duncan - 9 Years Old with Addison's Disease
"I can't thank you enough for your help with my Duncan. I thank God for the Internet, because I don't know how I would have ever found the program you helped me and Duncan with. I took him back to the vet today for his check up. He was on Bandit's program for only two months, and his heart worms are gone!!! His test was negative, and the doctor was even surprised. He wants me to email him what we did!

This is so wonderful, because I didn't have to have him treated with poisons and it was much cheaper than the $600 near-death experience normal vets were willing to put him through that probably would have killed him, being that he's nine years old and has Addisons. I'm keeping him on the preventive treatment, because he looks better now than he has in years. I don't know which herb did the trick, but he's doing great. I was really afraid it wouldn't work, since we had to go easy on him due to his Addison's disease. But it really came through. I don't know how to thank you enough. I've told all my friends if their dogs happen to get heart worms, they know who to call!!! With my most sincere gratitude, April Scott, Fort Worth, Texas"

Heartworm Free Brownie LouSo Much Energy and Life!
"Brownie Lou is doing great! He wants to run soooo badly! Wagging that tail all the time too! I remember when we took Brownie Lou in from the shelter after his elderly owner had to return him to move into a nursing home. We fell in love at first sight with this 12-year old dog with a raccoon face. He fit right in with our other dogs and learned the ropes quickly. His awful bad breath led us to discover that most of his back teeth were barely intact and were infected. We had seven infected teeth removed and cleaned the rest. Heartworms were discovered while at the vet for the surgery. It was suggested he get through recovery and then discuss treatment. Due to a reaction to pain medication, he took a turn for the worse and we thought we would lose him since he had a high fever and low packed cell volume. The vet agreed that going home may be the only answer, so we checked him out and gave him lots of love and attention in addition to antibiotics. By the next week, Brownie Lou's PCV levels were back up again and the fever gone.

We still had the looming decision before us as to how to treat his heartworms. Considering Brownie Lou's age and predisposition to medication allergies, he would not be a good candidate for traditional heartworm treatments, so I searched online for an alternative method and found Bandit's natural heartworm program. I emailed Robin and was so pleased when she quickly replied and provided me with so much information and caring advice. Robin and Bandit gave me hope that we could treat our little 'old' fellow and help him to be healthy once again and live many more years with us! I ordered the program and we've been on it for four (4) weeks and Brownie Lou has felt wonderful. It is hard to keep him on a leash because he wants to run, run, run. His tail wags constantly and our little buddy is feeling so good. We have highest regards for Robin and this natural alternative for heartworm treatment. We tell Brownie Lou every single day that he has many years left with us. We believe it and with that sparkle in his eyes, he does too!" Jackie Bigham

A.J. - 15 Years Old
"I am writing to say thank you for making your heartworm remedy available on the internet. Our dog A.J. who is 15 years old was diagnosed with heartworms. Our vet told us that they could treat her with medication, but that she was so old and weak that it would likely kill her.

We went to the internet to see if we could find an herbal solution. We followed your program and A.J. feels better than she has in years. She is running and playing again, where she was lethargic before.

We also tried Pau D' Arco for tumors that she had developed on her neck, back and tail. We were amazed when all but one of her tumors disappeared within weeks. We will take her in February for testing to see if her heartworms are gone. Thank you again, Jim Tucker"

Heartworm Free LumieLucky To Be Alive
"This is Lumie, he is 11 years young and lucky to still be around. I had suspected he had heartworm and began giving him herbs but was not sure of the dosage or combinations. When his abdomen bloated up the vets confirmed it was heartworm and removed 12 pounds of liquid from him! They assured me it would return in 2-6 weeks. They advised me to put Lumie to death but as he still had a strong will to live, wagged his tail, ate and put on a good show when he knew it mattered, I decided against it. Then I found out about Bandit's program and began a daily regime with Lumie. He has been on herbs for 4 months now. It has been a long haul. For awhile he couldn't walk and I gave him herbs and chiropractor treatments. Even during this time it was evident Lumie wasn't giving up and therefore I decided I couldn't give up either. Because of Robin's help Lumie is doing great. He is still on the herbs and the vet doctors are flabbergasted, they just shake their heads in disbelief. I'm told he looks like an entirely different dog by my friends and neighbors and he constantly seems to be improving. Thanks to Robin, Lumie's quality of life is better than ever. Lumie and I are very grateful for the quality time she has given us!"

Herbal Heartworm Program - Progress Report
"I am very happy to inform you that Dixi has been on "Bandit's Program" for 35 days (42 days since her diagnosis) and she is doing very well. She has had no coughing and has the sparkle back in her eyes and a little pep in her attitude. Thank you again for doing something like this for other dog owners. I was a little skeptical at first, because there is so much out there on the net, but now I have seen that it works and I am very hopeful and at this point I am very optimistic that she will have a full recovery." - Kim Sternal

Black Dog Heartworm Free and So Energetic!
"Back in March I started my Black Dog on Bandit's program. Black Dog had been diagnosed with heartworms several months prior to this, but had been showing no symptoms until March. In March, he developed a terrible cough and was frequently out of breath. I began the program and within in a couple of weeks his cough disappeared. In about one month, his energy level went clear to the sky! I had a hard time keeping him quiet as I was worried about his heart due to heartworms. By December he started refusing his morning and evening pills. I took him to the vet last week and he tested Heartworm Negative!!! I am so grateful to Robin and to Nature's Sunshine." L. Williams

Smily Is Smiling
"Thank you for putting yourself out there and offering the program to all us dog owners. Both of our vets rolled their eyes at the mention of an herbal treatment and both also didn't assess the risks of the conventional treatment. It's only been a month and a half and Smily is doing much better since he has been taking the herbs, he has more energy, nicer coat and has even lost some weight. Thanks to Robin for working with us." Matt & Jordana

Heartworm Free Biko and FlipBiko and Flip
"Both of these dogs were rescued from our local shelter about a year ago and have heartworms. Biko, the yellow lab, has Entropian of the eyelids. He's had surgery to correct them and will still need additional work. Flip, the border collie, was mauled by a dog and hit by a car, and was to be put down. We stopped that before they had a chance. We had Biko treated at the shelter with a half treatment of the traditional heartworm shot. He did not fair that well. Lost all his hair, was weak, and sickly looking for quite some time. I know he wouldn't have made it through the other shot. So with Flip, we didn't even consider it. Both of these great creatures are now on the herbal treatment that I discovered while searching for alternative methods. I came across Bandit's site and just had to do this. We are now just into the first month. I will continue this for another 5 months, and have them tested again. I think that every one should give this method a chance FIRST! (if the vet and you feel they would do fine for a while) The two dogs are just as appreciative as you can imagine. We are thankful to have them, and to be able to treat them naturally if possible. Thanks for Bandit's story!" Deborah Kane

"My Bandit is 12 years old and doing great! He was diagnosed with Heartworms in February of 2004, a mild to moderate severity of infestation. He had a low activity level, with symptoms of coughing. He was on your Bandit's program for about 4 months and then tested negative for heartworms. I couldn't believe it! His cough stopped almost immediately when I started the treatment and he seems so full of life and playful (like a puppy). He is so happy and so am I!" Karen P.

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