We can forbid our pet like dog to walk around neighborhood and there is no stopping the dog to going out then maybe picks up some parasites from the soil. Worms in dogs are common problem that may be suffered by your pets and fortunately there are some ways to treat them. How to get rid of worms in dogs can be done by using natural ingredients so they are mostly safe for your dogs. You just need to choose the best one that work best for your dog.
Effective Ways to Get Rid of Worms in Dogs
It is very known that garlic has many benefits for health, although the use for worms in dogs are still questionable, however even though you are not sure about garlic to get rid worms in dogs, it is worth it to be tried since you will still reap the advantages if you give small amount of garlic for the dog. For example, the garlic can improve the pet’s immune system thus eliminate the parasites inside, you just need to mix the garlic with fennel. Please take a note that garlic can be a potential toxic and that’s why you need to give it according to your dog’s weight.
Wormwood plant has been used for centuries to get rid worms such as tapeworms, threadworms, and roundworms. That’s why this herbal remedy will effectively get rid worms in dogs as well. The negative side of using this solution is that it may be harmful your dog due to the tannins and volatile oils properties and so you need to give it to your dog with carefully. Moreover, if you overused it to your dog, it can damage the dog’s nervous system; you need to use it only in immediate problem or situation. In the end, you should find the right amount when using wormwood, for example take ¼ tsp of dried wormwood and add it to your dog’s food.
Mix the dog foods with coarsely chopped carrots to get rid the worms will be an effective treatment. There are no changes for the nutritional or the pH balance of the dog’s food since the part of chunky bits from carrots would not be digested anyway. But, the carrots will scrap away the mucus off the intestines’ wall that becomes the parasite’s house. If you wait for a few hours, the dogs will expel the same shape and size of carrots along with the worms as well as the mucus. Not to mention, give carrots to the dogs will help them enhance immune system plus fight infection.
This aromatic spice is very popular for its benefits to treat parasites in both animals and humans. The clove often been used as a component in anti-parasitic formulas as well. If you want to get the best result, you can mix the clove with other anti-parasitic herbals such as wormwood and black walnut. After every meal, you should give the clove to the dog each day for entire week and repeat the method for 2 months with alternate weeks (this is for large dog). Please take a note that, never give the dog a clove for a long time since it may damage their health.
5. Black walnut
Like we already mentioned above, black walnut is an effective anti-parasitic herbal that can effectively getting rid the worms in dogs. The walnut will remove both intestinal worms and heartworms. If you give the wrong dosage, the black walnut may become harmful for dogs, although it is safer compared with most commercial products to eliminate worms. If you already tried other natural remedies to treat the dogs but they are failed then it is the time to use black walnut. However, it is better to ask your veterinarian first before use the herbal because it may give your dog negative effect such as vomiting, diarrhea, and gastritis. Last but not least, if the dogs indicate that she/he has intestinal health, you should give her/him products that can enhance their improve system first before give the black walnut.
6. Diatomaceous Earth
When you want to use DE to remove worms in dogs, you need to make sure that you only take food grade DE for the pet. If the DE grade is poor then it is possible will harm your dogs so please check the labels for the first. Diatomaceous earth will effectively reduce some numbers of worms inside your dogs, but if the dogs suffer from tapeworms then you should find another way. The good amount when using DE for smaller dogs is 1 tsp once every day added to the dog’s food (one time only). 1 tbsp will effective for dogs which have weight more than 55 ponds. Owner should make sure that the DE mixed well with the foods since if not it can irritate the dogs a bit.
7. Pumpkin seeds
The use of pumpkin seeds to treat many problems such as urinary issue and kidney complications have been known since centuries ago. Not to mention, it can effectively heal wounds as well as treat human parasitic problem. Some study found that the seeds from pumpkins can be used to treat both dogs and human parasite problem such as tapeworms meaning that it is a good de-worming agent. Properties such as cucurbitacin and amino acid contained in pumpkin seeds will paralyze the worms and eliminate them from digestive tract. In addition, the seeds also have many advantages for health thanks to its calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, niacin, fiber, copper, folic acid, magnesium, and other rich sources.
8. Oregon grape
Berberine found in Oregon grape has been proven will effectively fight against parasites, fungi, bacteria, and viruses meaning that this property useful as a very great immune boosting, infection fighting, and antiseptic constituent. Not to mention, it useful as liver tonic too. You can find it easily and purchase tincture form of Oregon grape then add twelve drops of it two times each day for every twenty pounds. However, never use this remedy if your dogs are pregnant or suffer from liver disease. Make sure that you use the proper dosage.
9. Make the dogs to fast
Okay, this is the simplest way to remove the worms in dogs; you need to make your dog into fasting for a few hours. Worms need food source and so if they did not get any, it makes them weaker and they will expelled to the dog’s digestive system. You can try 24 hours fasting a day for the dog, just one time a week. However, always ask or consult your veterinarian first before conduct this treatment. And never go with this solution if your dogs are not in a good condition or unhealthy.
Healthy bacteria for intestine such as probiotic will help to fight against worms in dogs. Not only it will improve digestion system, but it also helps the body to absorb important nutrients. This probiotics can be found in plain yogurt, so you can purchase it, however not all yogurts have similar nutritional benefits and that’s why always check the label first before you buy it.
After the worms inside dogs are eliminated perfectly, you can start to introduce the dogs with some diet to prevent the worms coming back. Worms especially love fat and sugar so never give your dog egg or whole milk while treating your dogs. Last but not least, you need to wait for several weeks or at least three weeks to make sure that the worms are not coming back. Conduct some test for that or call the veterinarian.
That’s several ways about how to get rid of worms in dogs which you can try, always pay attention of your dog’s health to keep them from health issues.