Getting Rid of Dog Intestinal Parasites via Natural Treatments

By: Tony Green

Are dogs really a man's best friend? Well, if the large number of dog ownership worldwide and the many incidents where dogs did heroic acts to save people are to be used as basis for it, they sure are. This is why we take care of our dogs as if they were members of our family. And just like the family members they are, we get worried sick when they get, well, sick.

When it comes to making our canine companions sick, some of the biggest causes are internal parasites. These are creepy creatures that live inside our pet dogs and cause all sorts of trouble. Worry not, though, as help is in the way via natural treatments.

Here are some natural remedies you can use to treat worm infestation and other internal parasites in your beloved pooch:

Wormwood - The above-ground plant part and oil of this herb are used for medicine. It is used for different digestion issues like loss of appetite, upset stomach, and even gall bladder disease. There are dog owners out there who still may not be aware of wormwood's benefits to dogs, especially those with poor digestive system. The name of this herb itself already suggests that it is used to treat worms, and very effective at that.

Garlic - Aside from making certain dishes taste and smell delicious, garlic also has a lot of medicinal properties. By moderately including garlic in your dog's diet, it can help reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart ailments. It can also help in expelling parasitic creatures from your dog.

Fennel - Like garlic, fennel is a beneficial plant that is used not just for cooking. Fresh fennel seeds can actually help in eliminating worms. You can give it your four-legged friend as a tea after every meal to ensure proper digestion.

Pumpkin seeds - One of the natural remedies known to many dog owners when it comes to getting rid of worm infestation, especially tapeworms, is by giving your pet pumpkin seeds. What you can do to feed it is make a paste by grinding fresh pumpkin seeds. Feed it first thing in the morning to your dog before he eats anything.

Clove - This type of spice is beneficial not only as a provider of nice aroma to some of the food we cook; it is actually a big enemy of parasites. If you give clove to your dog every meal, it can act as a very effective de-wormer. Consult your vet on the correct feeding frequency of clove to be sure you're not overfeeding your pet with it.

Salt and turmeric - Combining these two can be one of the most effective natural treatments you can give to your dog to eliminate intestinal parasites. Like pumpkin seeds, you can also serve it as a paste by grinding medium-sized pieces of turmeric and adding salt. Feed it on your dog's empty stomach in the morning.

These are some of the natural remedies you can turn to that are easily available. For parasite treatments in the form of tasty chews if you have a small dog, log on to AussieVetProducts.

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Tony Green is a big pet lover. He loves to write anything that has to do with caring for animals, especially domesticated ones. He currently writes for You can visit this website for a wide range of pet supplies online.

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