All dogs suffer from intestinal parasites at various times throughout their lives, and also from other types of internal worms that can affect their lungs or heart. This is why it is so important to deworm them periodically.
These types of worms and worms can be transmitted to humans, so we must be even more cautious if possible. From Dogsis we have compiled a series of home remedies to eliminate worms in dogs, we hope they are of help to you.
Index of contents
- 1 Are home remedies effective?
- 2 Home remedies for worms in dogs
- 2.1 pumpkin
- 2.2 Pineapple
- 2.3 Garlic
- 2.4 Areca palm seeds
- 2.5 Wormwood
- 2.6 Carrots
- 2.7 Fasting
- 3 How to know if a dog has worms?
- 4 How is the unnatural treatment to combat parasites?
Are home remedies effective?
Yes, they are remedies that provide good effectiveness in eliminating worms or preventing them. However, in severe cases it is always better to opt for medications prescribed by a veterinaryn.
Home remedies they must always be used also under the supervision of a veterinaryn, to make sure that they are working and protecting our dog correctly. Never use them on your own without an approval from an animal medicine expert, as every dog is different.
Home remedies for worms in dogs
Let’s start to see which are those products and foods that, thanks to their composition, are excellent for treating worms and / or worms. Remember to always use the amounts that your vet indicates, since depending on the dog’s age and weight, they are highly variable.
Some of these remedies are beneficial in small amounts but very harmful in large amounts, please do not experiment on your own, you could put your dog’s health at risk.
The part of the pumpkin that we are going to use are its raw seeds. We can take advantage of the pumpkin for ourselves and store the seeds for our dog. The way to use them is by grinding the seeds and adding them to your food, since they are a very effective natural anthelmintic. The indicative dose is one small tablespoon of crushed seeds for every ten kilos of weight.
Did you know dogs can eat pineapple? It is a fruit with many nutritional properties and also, very beneficial to eliminate intestinal worms effectively. But remember that in excess, it can be harmful, so use only a small portion or its juice if you prefer.
We must be very careful with garlic since in high amounts it can be very toxic. However, in small amounts it is an excellent antibiotic with a great antiparasitic effect, to aid in the elimination of worms and worms.
Areca palm seeds
Known for their strong antiparasitic action, they are ideal in their correct dose to help our dog eliminate its internal parasites. As with pumpkin seeds, we must crush them and give them in their food, in the amount indicated by the vet.
The wormwood extract can be a great ally to treat the worms of a dog since it helps their expulsion and elimination. But in high doses it can be very harmful, so we should also consult the veterinaryn to recommend us based on the age and weight of the dog.
The carrots are an excellent snack for dogs and they can also help us with the elimination of worms at home. Breaking up small chunks that we will add to your food, they will not fully digest and will help to drag the worms out with the feces.
Always under the supervision of a veterinaryn, fasting can help a dog get rid of much of the worms. When they do not receive food, they will be expelled or even go out by themselves through the rectum with feces.
How to know if a dog has worms?
They are usually seen at first glance in the feces of dogs. We can see them as small or large worms, as white dots in their feces or intuit that the dog is infested because anus licks a lot.
However, worms that affect the heart and lungs not appreciated at first glance, so it is always necessary to check the dog in a veterinary clinic. Keeping our dog free of internal parasites will make it a healthier, happier and longer-lived dog.
How is the unnatural treatment to combat parasites?
In all veterinary clinics they sell antiparasitic pills, which we must give our dog once every three months, to keep them healthy and protected. These pills are quite cheap and we just have to mix them with your food.
But depending on the type of worms you have, some like giardias or the well-known heartworm, need more aggressive antibiotic treatments to be effective. Hence the importance of always being a veterinaryn who supervises deworming.