Parasite and Worm Remedies

Last Modified on Apr 08, 2014

Our pets are frequently the targets of many parasites, including parasitic worms, fleas, ticks, and various microscopic creatures. Fortunately, a variety of natural pet remedies can be safe and effective for treatment of parasites, if used properly.

Intestinal worms such as hookworms and tapeworms are particularly common, embedding themselves in your pet's intestinal walls and feeding off the blood supply found there. They can eventually cause intestinal blockages and ruptures. Any changes in eating or digestive health (including bloody stool) might be indicative of such parasitic worms.

Natural Pet Remedies: Tinctures of black walnut hull and doses of wormwood are frequently used against parasites in pets and readily available. Adding a tiny amount of ground cloves to your pet's diet may help to ward off parasites. Some pet owners report success in using chewing tobacco as a natural agent to kill parasites quickly.



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Chewing Tobacco8 YEAS
Diatomaceous Earth5 YEAS

Book Recommendation

02/11/2009: Brian from Barrie, Ontario Canada: "Regarding pet parasites, please purchase, "The Cure for All Disease" by Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark. This is a living manual for everyone and their pets. EVERYTHING I have tried in her book , including the Parasite Protocol for humans AND pets, has produced MORE than satisfactory results.It is the most important book I own.The herbs are easy to aquire and CHEAP !!!!!!!!!!Good Luck"

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08/08/2011: Sherrie from Fuengirola, Mïaga, Spain replies: "Hi Brian,

I have read your post with interest and although I note that it was some time ago that you posted it, I hope you still check in on the forum and will be able to answer my question.

I have found the book you refer to and I wonder if you could tell me if you have tried the 'Zapper' with good results, or have you only had successful results with the herbal remedies?

Thanks in advance,

Regards, Sherrie"

02/16/2012: Ggangel from Narrowsburg, New York Us replies: "Hi, though I have not personally tried Dr. Hulda Clark. 'Zapper' I have heard of them when I was researching for schematics for the Bob Beck device. About the commercially available versions of this device. I do have personal experience. And I would suggest looking into this device as it works very well for me. And I would recommend it highly. The articles are not too hard to find on the web there is a complete series of Bob beck lecturers posted on YouTube. Good luck"


Cayenne Pepper and Raw Garlic

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[YEA]  01/31/2007: Vince F : "I haven't had a lot of luck with vets, so I try home remedies when I can think of or find them. I think cayenne Might work on worms also. I think Hooks attach, and might not consume it, but it just might make the environment inhospitable. Could try it in food, but better may be in a capsule, so it released in the intestines. I have empty capsules from things I wanted to try working in my stomach, so you could empty one of things you have in capsules, to try it. I'd try it with and without salt. Don't know if salt would make a difference.

Another thing to try is garlic. I had an aquatic turtle that had a tape worm. I think I might have given it to it, by feeding it a fly I killed. They used to sell dried flies as turtle food, and I Thought I'd give it Fresh Food. (( A few days later I see a white tape coming out of it's butt. I didn't want to get near the tank, for fear I might get some water on me, and didn't know if the eggs would be floating. Called a chemist friend who had lots of pets and Asked him if he knew a remedy. Ones in pet store were for mammals, and one cap was for 2 lbs of animal, and the turtle probably weighed a few oz. He kept land tortoises, but had no idea what to try. I pestered him and he remembered that his barber told him his mom used to give them garlic to prevent worms. Had to figure how to get garlic into an aquatic turtle, and put some garlic powder wrapper in a small piece of thin, minute steak, and offered it on a tiny spatula. It ate it and the next day the tape was gone. From my experiences, I like to mix as little as possible with something I am giving, in case it gets mixed in and not as effective. When I needed to take Loads of salt to function in the heat, no matter how much I put on food, it didn't do what taking it straight with water did, so I say, keep it simple if you can when trying something. Garlic inside a capsule would be the simplest if they won't eat it, and don't give an awful lot, since it can thin the blood. "

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02/07/2009: Shayanna Stene from Prince George, British Columbia/ Canada replies: "I found out on another website that Garlic can be poisonous to many types of animals like cats for example"

EC: There is a great article about this subject on our Garlic for Dogs page: http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/garlic_for_dogs.html#ARTICLE

08/31/2011: Chrystal from Junction City, Kansas replies: "Just FYI guys I read through this entire post when my dogs had worms and I just wanted everyone to know that I found de-worming meds for dogs over the counter at petmeds.com. I also found them over the counter at the local feed store in the animal health section. I know herbal remedies are best but sometimes just getting the medicine is best for the animal. It was cheap too! I paid 20 bucks for an entire bottle of the stuff and one 120 lb dog (Ihave a great dane and 3 lab mixes) only needs 1 tsp a day for three days! So the bottle will still not be empty after I treat all 4 of my big dogs! Just thought I would help!"
01/20/2012: James from Lagrange, Ga replies: "The day I found out my dogs had tapeworms I took them straight to the Vet. He gave them a dose of the chemical meds that is made to kill tapeworms, then said to bring them back in in two weeks for another dose. So in two weeks they got the follow up dose as directed. The vet told me that the first dose would kill the adult worms, and the follow up was to take care of the newly hatched eggs.

But the meds didn't work the vet had instructed me to bring a stool sample upon each visit so he could be sure. He took one look at the sample which was loaded with little tapeworm segments that were still moving alive and well. He said the chemical meds he gave them should have killed them and there wouldn't be any visible segments by the second appointment. He then gave them a higher dose of a different kind of chemical med, and instructed me to come back again in two weeks with another stool sample. We returned to the vet with the same results as last time. The vet said these days the worms are becoming immune to the chemical dewormers, and the meds he used are the only two kinds available that will kill tapeworms in dogs.

He then said the only other option was to try natural remedies because giving them an even higher dose of the chemicals would be unsafe and with no guarantee for success. I believe the vet I use is one of the best because he cares more about the animals welfare than the money. He proved this to me by saying (besides being safer for them a natural cure won't cost you out the ass like these drugs are doing.)

So like everyone should do before trying any new or old cure I did lots of research on different things that were said to kill parasites in dogs and in humans as well. Not that I have tapeworms I just thought it would be better to find something that someone used on a person with no ill effect cause some people will feed anything to a dog and say it is safe. Things like Gunpowder I read that article and thought OMG!!! THAT POOR DOG!!! .... Gunpowder burns the lining of the stomach and intestines leaving them scared and the dog will always be in pain for the rest of his now shortened life.

I came across diatomaceous earth on the wolf creek ranch website. Here is a word from the wise never fully trust the info given on any product if the main place giving the info is also selling the product. I fell for it and bought a 20lb bag of the stuff. The bag I bought also had calcium bentonite clay in it. Which is also said to rid the body of parasites. The site said to give dogs under 100lbs 1/4 teaspoons per dog per day and if no results were shown in ten days to double the dose. Now bare in mind I was taking the stuff myself to see if I had any bad side effects and upping the dose for myself before each time I gave my dogs extra. (yes I love my babies that much) 65 days later we were taking a cup a day yes that is one cup for each dog and one cup for me, and their worms had done nothing but gotten worse. They went from having 5 or 6 tapeworm segments in their morning poop to having 30 to 40 in every poop, I stopped giving them the DE seeing how it is nothing more then a scam for the most part. Yet on the other hand it is a good source of minerals. But it will not kill internal parasites even an idiot could see if I was giving a 60lb dog a full cup which is 192 times the recommended dose with no results there is no hope for the product. And also I would never put this on any animals skin because it will dry and irritate on contact believe me I got it on my hands and arms everyday while preparing their food. By this time their coats were very dull and there skin was flaky. The worms were draining the life out of them.

I had already called around to other Vets in town to see if they had any other chemical meds that my vet didn't carry but they all sell the same thing. This was it for me I had enough so I came up with my own plan of action to me by this time it was WAR!! . And I had lost a lot of ground but I refused to lose the fight. I had some capsules of ginger on hand that I was taking for myself. I counted out 40 of them and took them apart, I then stuffed them with as much fresh ground cayenne pepper as would fit. Then I went to the supermarket and bought the biggest clove of garlic I could find elephant garlic. And by the way I mulled all of this over with my vet before hand and he said this would be safe as long as I didn't do it once a month he then said it would be a good idea to do this twice a year just like I'm describing.

day 1 step 1: I made my dogs fast for one whole day and that night before bed I let them eat as much raw cucumber as they could stand. Raw cucumber seeds will kill parasites. Then I gave them 10 cayenne pills each, and straight to bed we went.

day 2 step 2: I let them munch on cucumber all day as much as they wanted. Then that night before bed. I took the whole big thing of elephant garlic and minced and crushed it till it was a paste I added 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mixed it with two cans of dog food, I also put the ginger powder from the pills in. Then split it between the two of them. My dogs are twins from the same litter and they are the same weight as well. After plenty of water to wash it down I gave them another 10 cayenne pills each, then straight to bed we went.

day 3 step 3: Once again they ate cucumber all day and that night I gave them dry dog food.

day 4 last step. First thing in the morning I gave them each a Child's dose of Castor Oil which is 3 tablespoons mixed with a cup of warm milk. That night they ate more dry food.

Now they have no intestinal parasites and their coats are like show dogs and their skin is in the perfect condition. They have a ton of energy and are even able to think more clearly. I know this because before when they had the worms they acted like they didn't understand any command such as sit, stay, or come. I have raised them their whole life Cesars way. We go on daily walks and practice the basic commands everyday. But when the parasites got bad they didn't care to walk and they wouldn't listen. Now that the war against the parasites is over my Friends are back to their old selves again and they sit and stay with one snap of a finger believe it or not just like Cesar's dog Junior or Daddy.

Please know the steps I took was as a last resort and under vet supervision and guidance. Although it worked perfectly and without any side effects remember every dog is different. So it is best to try the vet first then go from there and make sure to do your homework.

Thank you for your time I hope this helps. James"

02/23/2012: Lori from Pittsburgh, Pa replies: "James the reason you were seeing more tape worms in the stool is because the DE was working. It was eliminating them from the body that's why you were seeing more. The DE was flushing them out of their system. There is no way DE can make Tape worms worse. It will make the skin slightly dry if used constantly to combat fleas and ticks but that is a small price to pay considering what a flea infestation can do aside from what harsh topical pesticides like Frontline and Advantage do.

I have been involved in dog and cat rescue for 28 years and DE definitely prevents fleas, ticks, and worms not to mention the other healthy benefits for your dogs and yourself. It has even been known to lower blood pressure in humans. Please don't encourage people to stop using a tried and true product. DE is wonderful for humans and dogs as well. Just make sure you are using human grade."

03/25/2012: Chispa from Mississauga, Canada replies: "Earth Clinic and EC readers, I would URGENTLY need your help. I have 4 cats (the mother and her 3 male children) they have been losing a lot of weight. Two of them I can feel their bones when trying to brush them. I have not seen any worms but I feel they have them. Now I am confused reading all the comments. What shall I give them garlic, cayenne pepper, tobacco, ginger powder, clay power, or diatomaceus earth - Please help me save them ?????"
03/29/2012: Angela from Memphis, Tn replies: "Chispa, I know that a lot of herbs are not usable with cats as their livers cannot tolerate them and thus they could get very sick or die. I have used Diatomaceous earth with my dogs and cats regularly added to their food moistened so it wouldn't get in their lungs but I don't know if it will rid them of worms or not. If you can afford it at least get them diagnosed by means of a stool sample from at least one of them and then research where to go from there. I know none of my cats or dogs have ever lost weight from worms and I have fed them the barf (bones and raw food) diet for years and years so if they were going to get or keep worms from raw meat that should have done it. So a tsp maybe a day in the cats' food I should think wouldn't hurt them but I don't promise anything. I know it is not herbal and is only mineral so in that, it shouldn't hurt them but unless they are getting enough nutrition otherwise they may go down hill anyway. I did once save a very ill stray cat by determining which grass the animals tended to chew on and picked that, washed it, put it in a blender to strain the green liquid that resulted by adding a little water to it in the blender and feeding that to the cat in a eye dropper along with egg yolks mixed with pedialyte. After a few days I started gradually adding in some canned cat food which is the only form of commercial cat food that should be used and he recovered completely. You should research herbs, nutrients, vitamins etc. Though and let us know what you learn please. Hope this helped. I ordered mine from the same place the other place here mentioned, timberwolf something, got a 50lb bag so I've had it so long I forgot the exact name."
10/04/2012: Ankacs from Calgary , Alberta replies: "Garlic can be toxic to dogs in high doses- onions(from the same family) can kill a small dog. Garlic is an extremely effective anti-parasitic and it does help a lot with fleas and ticks but should be used more as a maintenance program in small daily doses. I'm not sure about diatomaceous earth- it may help to cleanse the colon a little but it certainly cannot be relied on by itself- as we know parasites don't dwell in the intestinal tract alone they live in your pets blood, liver, kidneys, heart etc. As well. You can give your dog black walnut and wormwood tinctures- it is easy to hide the drops in wet food. Dr. Hulda Clark recommends introducing some parsley into the diet beforehand to make sure the parasites get flushed out promptly as you cleanse. You begin with the black walnut slowly increasing the dose depending on your dog's weight. Then you introduce the wormwood, and eventually clove powder which needs to be freshly ground and is the only thing that will kill the eggs. A pet parasite program needs to last at least 3 weeks to kill all stages- egg, larva etc in your pet and MUST be repeated on a regular basis as pets are constantly exposed to new infestations no matter how well you take care of them. Many people will follow up the initial cleanse with a monthly dose for 3 or 4 days usually around the full moon which seems to be when parasites are most active. It is REALLY important to do this on a regular basis as chronic parasite infections can cause all kinds of other health problems. Pumpkin seeds can help to sweep them out as well (i imagine the cucumber works similarly). Always be careful what you put into your pets make sure you do your research as occasionally certain foods/herbs which are safe for humans may have adverse/toxic effects on cats and dogs- particularly cats."


Chewing Tobacco

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YEA (8)
100%

[YEA]  06/23/2013: Gardengirl from Gallatin, Tn, Usa: "Well, I posted about DE helping my Lucy (mixed hound-20 lbs) , it seems like that wasn't enough... Even tried double doses of DE for 2 month, she was still losing more weight and coughing. Started looking for more cures, last week gave her chewing tobacco ( wish I had bought organic). I put 1Tbs tobacco in a very small jar (minced garlic jar )of water.. Let it sit for 5 mins. Then added it to her food. I was really worried if it would make her sick... It didn't and the next day she had more energy and has started to gain weight. I gave her the same recipe today to get rid of any left behind worms. She's doing great!!! Hope this helps someone."


[YEA]  07/05/2011: Myrrie from Tremonton, Ut: "I just have to share my experience. Growing up in Upstate NY, my father made maple syrup--in the early spring when he was using the work horses for hauling sap-he would always buy a box of chewing tobacco. I think it was honey coated. He split the one box between the two horses. I only remember him doing this one time / year. Work horses are huge probably 2x the size of riding horses... just my experience. They were in great condition, my dad relied on them and never would have given anything that he didn't believe was the best for them."


[YEA]  07/31/2007: Jay from Westmoreland, TN: "if you can get your dog, horse, cat, etc. to eat a small pinch of chewing tobacco it will kill all parasites. The nicotine is a poison and they don't build immunities. Regular wormers have to be rotated."

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01/10/2009: Darryl from Deland, Florida replies: "this is for jay. i was wondering about the chewing tobacco for worms.i would like to know how often have you tried this and does it work for whipworms? i heard some people say that it will kill the dog."
01/11/2009: Annie T from Riverside, CT replies: "Ha! More likely the additives in chewing tobacco that would kill a dog than the tobacco itself. But I don't know for sure, never heard about pure tobacco cures."
04/07/2009: Ron from Springfield, Oregon replies: "my cat seems to have a very large tape worm, asked the vet for years to treat and she said my cat was ok, then started perscribing expensive food and meds for what seems to be side effects from the worm, second vet tried the same thing, when i treat my cat with over the counter wormers all her symptems go away for a time, except the extended belly, no more wildly craving food, gulping water to keep the worm happy(i know tape worms require lots of water) no more diareaha(worm poop) no more constipation cat poop robbed of water from the worm, no more watery eyes, i do fear that the worm has gotten to large to kill, am rotating as many meds as i can and will try the tobacco (althogh have heard it only works on round worms) and garlic, already using diatamaious earth. will also try to find a vet to perscribe drontol (spelling)"
[YEA]  06/09/2009: Dee from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Hi, I would just like to say that I know a woman who takes care of the stray cats around our neighborhood. She has been de-worming the cats with tobacco for several years, and it does work. She rips off the tip of her cigarette and puts it in the cats soft food she puts out for them. My guess is that the tobacco has enough poison in it too kill off the worms, and not enough too kill the cat/dog. I don't know how good it is for animals or how much you should give them, but I will tell you that it does work."
[YEA]  07/14/2009: Kevin from Jim Thorpe, PA replies: "Lived on a boarding farm. One person who had two horses there use to give his horses chewing tobacco for worms. I lived there for three years, they always looked happy. Never saw any side effects."
09/27/2009: Ed from Charleston, Wv Usa replies: "I gave my dog some snuff in some cheese. Wondering what is the dosage time and how many times are U supposed to give it to them a day?"
01/10/2010: Carolyn from Kilgore, Texas replies: "To Ed from Charleston. I don't know about dosages for feeding snuff to dogs. I am trying to find that out myself now. But I have read that dogs can't digest cheese. I know it upsets my collie's stomach. I am feeding 4 strays and today found out they have worms. They are unsocialized dogs that will let me feed them but not touch them, so going to the vet is not an option. I am wanting more information on things I can mix with their food, such as tobacco or garlic."
[YEA]  03/04/2010: Dougster_13 from Ironton, Mo replies: "I recently spoke to an old woman who walks her small dog around the neighborhood. She swears by tobacco for treating her dog's intestinal worms. However, I wish to inform the readers of this post that dosing should be started in small quantities, then slowly increased if the dose has no effect.

The woman's dog is a miniature poodle. She treats him with the tobacco of 1/2 a cigarette mixed with his regular dog food. Thank you."
06/21/2010: Lisa from Wichita Falls, Texas replies: "I just wanted to know if EC knew about the chewing tobacco cure for parasites in pets. Does it work? How much or how often should it be given? Can it harm the pet? Thanks!"
07/29/2010: Johnnybadboy from Milwaukee, Wisconsin replies: "I would just like to add a few things. People on this continent have been using tobacco for many centuries. Best is clean tobacco, sun dried and braided. Since most can't get real Indian tobacco, get chewing tobacco. Don't use cigarettes because it is standard practice to add sugar, formaldehyde, ammonia, and a host of other additives. You can bet yer life that the lower the tar and nicotine claims are for a brand of cigarettes, the longer is the list of the additives they have used. It is now known that smoking sugar causes cancer, I doubt that anyone has questions about formaldehyde, or ammonia, as these are toxins by themselves. Since you probably can't get Indian tobacco, and maybe, like me are too lazy, (and worried about re-addiction) to grow it, I have to recommend chewing tobacco as the next best cure. It is loaded with sugar, but, for de-worming, you shouldn't have to use it more than a couple of times. Normal use is ONLY ONCE. Bite off a chaw, chew it, on the cheek side of your teeth, (don't swallow the juice or the leaf) and when you got near a half a mouthful (for medium [Labrador] or big dog), spit the juice in their food. Make sure you gave them something tasty mixed with their dinner. Once has always been enough for me, but, I suppose some parasites could be more resistant. Don't use much at all for a cat or a small dog. You could give them an overdose. Nicotine is a narcotic, gram for gram, stronger than pure heroin. Please pay attention to what I just said and don't be a moron. I don't know about you, but, I'm all about getting that plant out of my mouth, and rinsing it good. Probably still get a buzz. Make sure you let you get ready to let your pet out, or have a clean litter-box on hand. Sometimes it can sorta speed things up, if you understand what I am saying, but, ALL creatures are different. Please remember, all plants have spirits, and should be respected, or they will harm us, even take our lives. Respect them, and use them properly, and they will respect you. Asking Your Creator for help, is not a bad idea, and then giving proper thanks when the cure comes, and doing a good deed is the way of harmony. Again, don't overdose your animals. If one spit of tobacco juice is enough for a full grown lab, it won't be much at all, for a smaller animal like a cat, or what (begging your pardon) I "used to call a poor excuse for a dog." In traditional culture, people know to pay or otherwise take care of their medicine people. I am asking you to plant a tree, native to your area and tend it. Bless you, and may you all be well."
08/06/2010: Fruitbox5 from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "Regarding tobacco for dog's worms, you might also consider rolling tobacco which is usually not subject to the chemical additives of tobacco in cigarettes. I am treating my dog by putting rolling tobacco in cream cheese to disguise its taste. Will report on results."
[YEA]  09/18/2010: Jeanne from Los Angeles, California, U.s. replies: "Well the nicotine seems to work well against worms in my dog. Am very pleased to not have to go the pan***e route, which is the chemical the vet prescribes for worms in dogs."
09/22/2010: George from Bunnell, Florida replies: "I don't know if I believe any of this. I have chewed tobacco (CHEWING TOBACCO) for the past 30 years. I swallow all of the juice and typically whatever is left of the wad when I'm done. I'm not sure of my intestinal parasites, but I have had two hookworm infections persisting throughout the summer. I'm waiting to see if they die, but the itching is driving me nuts. I'll give it another week or so, but I'm close to ordering the meds."
09/25/2010: Hannah from Walhalla, Sc replies: "To George from bunell.... You have to remember that a human is different from a animal, In addition to this, plants do have spirits, despite what many may say. Doing it for pleasure vs. Healing will only cause the opposite effect desired. Furthermore, having had chewed it for 30 years is obviously going to cause an immunity. This is plants should be consumed for necessity vs. Pleasure. You never know when you may be required to call upon its healing qualities."
[YEA]  02/18/2011: Oddrdhd from Louisville, Ky replies: "About 5 years ago, one of my cats fell quite ill. She was an indoor and outdoor cat and I figured she might have a parasite. Constant Diarrhea, extreme weightloss, etc. So 15 Vets and thousands of dollars later, no one could tell me why my cat was dying. I finally spoke to an herbalist in desperation. She told me that there is a blood parasite that rarely shows up in their tests and causes exactly those symptoms.

Following her advice, I bought a packet of chewing tobacco (as organic as possible). I soaked 1 tablespoon of tobacco in a shot glass of water. I then filled one entire syringe (without the needle) and shot this down my cat's throat once a day. I saw results in 3 days. Obviously the larger the animal, the larger the dose required. As a result the Diarrhea stopped, her labored breathing became normal, she retained fluids, etc. I only continued this for 2 weeks although you can go longer without harm to the animal. Within a month my cat had almost put all of her initial weight back and was healthy.

The herbalist mentioned that in some cases if the parasites are extreme and they are not recovering quickly, place a pinch of cayanne pepper in water and administer the same way. MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THIS WITH THE TOBACCO WATER. The cayanne will help dislodge and "rile up" the parasites, but without the tobacco to anesthetize them, your pet cannot pass them.

I am not a vet, but in some cases they don't know everything. In this case a simple cure saved a life."
02/19/2011: Dixiechicdana from Preston, Mn replies: "Thank you for the remedy oddrdhd. I have 4 cats that are my daughters and can't afford the tape worm tabs for all as they are expensive. I am going to try this remedy today."
05/06/2011: Kezune from Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, Japan replies: "I found a lost puppy early April this year and he's been the love of my life. When I took him to the vet the day that I found him, he was given a dewormer and he released worms for about a week. He showed no ill effects and then the worms just sort of disappeared.

I've sprayed the yard with pesticide since then to attempt to kill the eggs and worms that were left in the yard.

However, just today he started releasing adult worms again and is very tired and has diarrhea. My husband has the car today and I can't call him since he's diving so, unless he can bring the car back before the vet's walk-in hours, I'll give this a try. I'll be back with the result if I do!"

12/28/2011: Bigdaddy from Fort Myers, Fl 33950 replies: "The poster above who said that nicotine was a narcotic is DEAD WRONG. Nicotine is a stimulatant. That is why it initally causes flushing, sweats, and heart palipitations {mild}. Once your body gets used to the nicotine, these effects go away. It being a stimulant is also why tobacco acts a "diet aid", it curbs your appetite. Nicotine constricts your blood vessels too, rising your blood pressure a little. Workers use it toward the end of the day to perk up and re-energize.

Saying that nicotine is stronger than morphine, or even a narcotic is just BS. It isn't either one. I have no doubts tobacco can be used for MANY ailments, it has been used in folk medicine for centuries. Use "twist" chewing tobacco or the old scotch type snuff {powdered tobacco}. Neither have any additives, they are PURE PLANT TOBACCO, and ideal for use as a remedy. They make great poultices too."

05/26/2012: Ria from Northampton, Us: Pennsylvania replies: "Dog has worms and reading the posts for tobacco use. How about the organic tobacco? Is that free of additives and safe for the dog? Where does one fine the tobacco twists? Thanks guys. Lots of good info on this thread. Thanks to the site as well."


Clay

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  10/29/2011: Leila from Hilo, Hawaii: "A week ago my cat had horrific fleas and worms in his stool. I had tried many things and finally resorted to frontline and a deworming pill. My poor kitty went from active and cuddly to dead tired, dull eyed, and too weak to purr. I was so worried when he still wasn't better three days later, and finally I thought to give him some clay to suck out the poison. I suspect the deworming pills and frontline were just too much for him. That night he started purring again, and by the next morning he was back to his old self! I suspect lead poisoning in the deworming pills. I had also been spraying him with garlic for his fleas, which is very poisonous I found out now. He's better now anyway. I used green clay powder and mixed it in with some seaweed water and tuna so he'd eat it and get lots of water. Make sure he drinks lots of water after eating clay the next day! I know it'll help your animals, too!"

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11/03/2011: Mycatsownme from Glendale, Ca, Usa replies: "I wonder if the clay didn't provide some B vitamins too? Cats are supposed to be more prone to parasites when they lack proper B vitamins particularly B1."
12/12/2011: Kd from Pl, Texas, Usa replies: "Next time try diatomaceous earth internally for the worms and outside for the fleas! It's non toxic, but don't you or them breath it as it is irritating to the lungs."
01/21/2012: Mr. Greenjeans from Tumum, Wa replies: "I have tried garlic for dewormer on my akita border mix, seemed to work for a while but then the worms took over. Meanwhile I was working on processing some terra cotta clay for some project, I had a stainless steel bowl with water in it for washing the clay off of my hands and tools. The bowl sat in the mud room, and I caught the dog drinking the water. I stopped her and told her it was no good, but I still left it there and later I came back to find she had not only drank the water but had also eaten the heavy clay out of the bottom of the bowl. She cleaned it!

So the dog took it upon itself to eat the clay. I will wait and see if the worms go away. Maybe the dog knows Best! I will try to post the results of my observation."

02/18/2012: Ann from Cairo, Ny,usa replies: "Buy dewormer for round worm from Walmart, costs about $7. Give teaspoon full to average 10 lb cat in food like tuna fish, mix in. Repeat in two weeks and should nip the cycle of reinfestation. Garlic and brewer's yeast is used to ward off fleas who dislike scent and taste of pet so leave. Good to add to food. Cats lick and swallow fleas when bite them and then eggs hatch in their bodies feeding on food, nutrient supply. Keep cat bell on collar on cat as deters them from catching rodents, birds as they hear em and flee so can't eat em! Also keeping home clean by weekly dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing bedding where pets lie including your bed spreads, comforters, couch, chair covers, blankets helps. Also weekly brushing dog, cats, wiping dander off them with a wet paper towel and drying them also helps as does allowing cats to have either scratching post inside or access to trees otside to keep nails trimmed so when scratch selves don't get cut which could get infected. Monthly nail trim of dog as well. Keep lawn mowed in winter and eliminate clutter both in and outside home where fleas may hide as well as mosquitos(pots full of standing water, etc. ) In warm months deflea pets by using some method you can afford. I use Walmart product and is fine, once a month. Has 3 vials in it for like $6. Take advantage of your local free rabies clinics in the summer.

There are also free pet food food banks at your local ASPCA if you are low income. Get pet insurance as your pet ages as gradually the pet bills will grow but don't have to. Rescue groups like Animalkind in Hudson, NY in Columbia county offer free veterinary care on Sundays including free spay, neuter, other shots for cats, kittens. Department of Social Services pays $20 towards spay, neuter of dogs and friends of animals has certificates you can get for free spay, neuter of your pet. There are plenty of agencies to help ets in NYC.

Your local veterinary hospital will treat healthy pets for maintenance check ups to prevent anything serious. Get apt. Insurance if renting so you can get a nice apt. In good area even though normally doesn't allow pets as covers liability and any damage to apt. Is what landlord wants to prevent. If is covered then shouldn't be a problem so yolu don't have to live in slum or give up pets like so many do. Treat your pet with home remedies and as cheaply as possible and when in doubt go to internet and pet forums like this for answers but consider source and make an educated decision before yoiu act. Caution is best and do nothing when in doubt. here's to your pet's health!

-Ann

pet pro(former owner of pet sitting, boarding, grooming service in Westchester county, NY) Ann has had dogs, cats her whole life and used to ride, show horses.

P.S. recommend book from Prevention Magazine for Pet Health as contains many helpful pet tips, treatments for training, health treatment, etc."

02/06/2014: Teresa from Joliet replies: "I worked for a vet for a number of years, he told me the only difference between store-bought dewormers and prescription is the dose. If you buy the meds from the store, double the dose and it is the same as the prescription dose from the vet. Hope this helps."


Diatomaceous Earth

Approval Ratings
YEA (5)
63%
NAY (2)
25%
WARNING! (1)
13%

[NAY]  03/05/2012: Mia from Manchester, Ct: "We have been giving DE to our cat two times a day with her food for three months. It has done nothing to take care of her tape worm. This may be because it is mixed in with her moist food. We will not be trying DE to take care of the fleas that I'm sure are coming our way now that spring has come and we have small worm bits hiding around our house. I do not want any animals or people to breathe in tiny glass like fragments in dust form. Our cat will be going to the vet shortly to have the worms taken care of."


[YEA]  12/23/2006: Jody from OH: "Dimataceous earth, not sure about the spelling on that... If you add a tbsp of dimataceous earth to an adult dog's, and a tsp to a puppy's food on a daily basis you will eliminate most parasites. You also can rub it into their fur for flea control as well. I have a kennel and have used this method for a long time and it works well."

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[YEA]  07/28/2009: flicka_sugar from Pahrump, Nevada replies: "I use diatamaceous earth (or dirt as I affectionately call it) with all my animals. I have horses and cattle who get 1oz/day in the spring and fall and 2oz/day in the summer to help with fly control. The nice side benefit is I also have less problems with parasites when they are on this. I also give it to my pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, geese, alpacas, dogs, and cats. it works great and the farrier even comments on how little pest problems we have compared to other farms, which is nice to have few flies with all the animals. Also because of the effect on parasites and our local weather I only have to strongly deworm about 2x per year instead of deworming every 8 weeks for the horses and such."
[YEA]  04/10/2010: Patti from Coconut Creek, Fl replies: "I wanted to add I give my horses and dog DE for parasite control. I've taken it myself from time to time, too. It's very important to know that there is a Food Grade DE ....and there is diatomaceous earth product that is sold for use in pool filters. That product is toxic. Be sure to buy Food Grade diatomaceous earth."
[YEA]  05/09/2010: Lithrassa from Los Angeles, California replies: "my dog is susceptible to tapeworms, even with flea medicine. he's 6 and gets tapeworms once, sometimes twice, a year. i was tired of spending $75.00 each time i went to the vet for the pill. plus, i wanted to give him a natural treatment. i tried the pumpkin seeds and they worked okay. i read about diatomaceous earth and thought i'd try it. i'm so glad i did! it worked wonders. my dog is 90 lbs. so i gave him 2 heaping tablespoons in his food and later that day his stool had pieces of dead tapeworms and 1 live one. the next day i gave him 1 tablespoon and later that day his stool had only dead pieces. the third day (today) his stool was clean. so it only took two days. i gave him another tablespoon today just to be safe and i think i'll continue for another day or two just to clean out his system, but thank you for this wonderful suggestion. oh, and it costs just cents per tablespoon! nice bonus."
06/21/2010: Cassi from San Antonio, Texas replies: "Hi I read your response to the Diatomaceous Earth remedy for worms, and I was wondering, where can one buy DE at? My kitty who is about 5 or so weeks old has worms :("
08/03/2010: Vcanfield from San Antonio, Texas replies: "I live in San Antonio. You can get diatomaceous earth at feed stores. They carry dewormers as well."
[NAY]  01/24/2011: Angela from Scotia, Ny, Usa replies: "I gave my cat diatamatious earth for her worm problem. She seemed to get sick and was hacking and coughung alot. So I quit giving it to her. It didnt bother my other two cats at all. Does that mean that it was doing its job??? PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT"
[WARNING!]  01/28/2011: Kcin Ar from Russellville, Ar Usa replies: "To Angela from Scotia, Ny, Usa- PLEASE never give your kitties diatomaceous earth!! I understand it can be inhaled and since it's like tiny microscopic shards of glass, it gets stuck in their lungs! I've heard of people who dusted their cat for fleas with it and it killed the cat!"
04/16/2011: Teresa from Gulfport, Ms/usa replies: "DE is available in food grade. I've given to my chihuahua with no problems! Found in most garden centers."
05/16/2011: Mirra from Cullowhee, Nc replies: "Don't worry about your kitties inhaling the earth if you properly mix it in with wet food. It's fine."
05/21/2011: Jazz from Blackpool, United Kingdom replies: "Yes it means the diatomaceus earth(DE) was working. As the worms die they release toxins, your cat must have a large amount of worms. However DE absorbs the toxins once u start giving DE you should not stop for at least 3 weeks until all the eggs have died."
12/02/2011: Ben from Sacramento, Ca replies: "I sell DE for a living and can tell you that in it's dry form it is EXTREMELY hazardous long term as it is chemically inert and you can not eliminate it from your body if you inhale it. It is perfectly safe when wet and can not poison you in any way unless you (or your pet) swallow massive amounts which will bind together in the presence of muriatic acid, also known as stomach acid and create a very strong "mud.""
[YEA]  04/29/2012: Hippocrates from Odin, Missouri, USA replies: "Hello all, A dirt poor friend of mine once had a Labrador puppy under a year old that had massive tapeworms. It was just skin and bones. So, not having money to take it to the vet and not wanting to see it die, and not having Diatomaceous Earth on hand, I had him go outside and take some Perlite (garden section of stores) and crush it into a fine, fine powder. I had him make a simple white gravy, mix in one teaspoon into the gravy and put it on his food. This was done twice a day.

Shortly after it started gaining weight, and was back to normal within the month, during which time I had him continue it for, just to make sure any eggs that might hatch would be dead.

D.E. and Perlite are similar in the physical mechanism in which they act upon the worms as an abrasive, killing them."

09/08/2012: Psst from Chicago, Illinois replies: "Gastic acid is a weak solution of hydrochloric acid (0. 5%). The name muriatic acid is a holdover from olden days, and is only used for the 10% concentration used for cleaning bricks. The "active" component of diatomaceous earth is silicon dioxide, also known as silica, the same material that's used for making beverage bottles. At the 0.5% solution level of gastic acid, silica is nearly inert.

As Ben mentioned, MASSIVE amounts of diatomaceous earth can form a dense slurry, but to achieve such an amount, you'd have to force feed it to a dog or cat with no source of fiber, fat or protein to suspend the silica particles.

In worming, DE acts as an abrasive; the rough broken eggshell" structure is large relative to the worms, but tiny relative to the dog or cat and the intestinal wall.

DE isn't selectively absorbent. Any chemical neutralization properties of DE are due to impurities, like calcium carbonate (chalk)."


Garlic

Approval Ratings
YEA (3)
38%
NAY (1)
13%
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (1)
13%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (2)
25%
WARNING! (1)
13%

01/01/2011: Desiredoutcome from Mims, Fl, Usa: "Garlic for puppy with round worms

I currently don't have the money to take my 9 week old puppy to the vet and I know for sure he has round worms, I believe he puked them up in my bed last night. I've heard that garlic can make him expel them? I don't have fresh garlic on hand but could I use powdered garlic and if so how much would I use and for how long? I just got this puppy and I believe he's had the worms since he was born as they are about 5 inches long. I'm afraid that if I don't do something soon he will die so please any information on this remedy as soon as possible would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what to do and don't have any money to buy wormer, please help!"

Replies
[WARNING!]  02/01/2011: Rae from Epworth, Ia, Usa replies: "Dont give the puppy garlic, it is poisonous. You can accidentally make it very sick or kill it.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2&aid=2414

The best thing you can do for this puppy is to either borrow money from someone or give the dog to someone that can afford to take care of it. Sometimes you can work out a payment plan with your vet.

If the dog is vomitting worms the infestation is likely severe, and you are right, it will die. But killing the puppy to kill the worm is not the way to go."
02/06/2011: Christina from Astoria, Oregon, Usa replies: "Forgive my bluntness - Rae, you're not the sharpest tool in the shed. I've used fresh garlic, a grain or two, in my dog's wet food for every day of her life with me and she's approaching the ripe old age of 16yrs! I've had her since she was 6mons old, you do the math.

It has cut down on fleas - I don't know about the worm though."
04/14/2011: Jennifer from Lamarque, Texas replies: "Im referring to the comment about giving the pet away or borrowing money. I have been breeding pits for years. Back in 2000 I got hurt on the job and could'nt work no more. So at that time I had 3 females and 3 males. I could'nt afford the vet bills for worms. I started mincing up garlic and adding it to their food and have been everyday. I have healthy dogs and puppies. I think it is heartless to tell someone what you did. I have a 12 yr old pit mixed, whos my heart and I have been through her getting ran over and me taking her to put her to sleep. I could'nt do it I turned around and went back to get her. Thank GOD I did. She was 1 then and she will make 13yrs old in October.

There is a website called IMOMS.org they are wonderful they help you raise money to get your pets the proper care. Please go check it out. When Felony got ran over they helped me raise the money for her surgery and heart worm treatment right after. I was blessed enough to find a vet who done her surgery for free, so my money was donated back to help another pet in need. Im sorry I went into great details about this, just to let you know that garlic did'nt hurt mine. Plus to let you know there is help and people who care. I would never tell no one to give their pet away:)"

05/21/2011: Jazz from Blackpool, United Kingdom replies: "Yes theres a lot of myths about garlic. It wont hurt your dog if the right amount is given. Just like if it eats a bit of chocolate it also wont kill it."
08/18/2011: Be from South Rockwood, Michigan replies: "As for Rae from Epworth, Ia, Usa replies: "The best thing you can do for this puppy is to either borrow money from someone or give the dog to someone that can afford to take care of it. Sometimes you can work out a payment plan with your vet"

I cannot emphasize what an ignorant and short sighted answer this is. We domesticated these animals because they benefit us well beyond being a luxury. The fact that veterinary care has gone up as much (if not more) than human health care is leading to an epidemic of abandoned or euthanized animals in this country. Not to mention, some vets are cashing in worse than doctors today ($180 to spay a cat!!! ). I've become caretaker of a feral cat colony. Even if I were to destroy or rehome each of the seven cats I look out for - the net result is that I'd have a new crop on my property within 3 months. It's a habitat whether I like it or not.

And FYI - since these ferals took up regular residence and maintenance, we have no (river) rats, mice, moles tearing up our landscaping while the groundhogs and rabbit population has diminished substantially. A much better solution to moles than burying poison pellets everywhere in my yard.

If you search around the internet and converse with your local humane society, you can often find lower cost alternatives that will keep your animals healthy and happy and not put you in the poorhouse.

Personally, I'm giving the regular DE a try in my feral colony because I like the concept of breaking the life cycle of the parasites. Many wormers eliminate the problem from he animal but leave the eggs around to be snuffed up by the critter that comes along. I'll report back on DE after 3 or 4 months of regular use."

09/09/2011: Christine from Kingston, Ontario, Canada replies: "The average cost to spay a human is $7000, upwards to $20, 000 in some cases. Less than $200 bucks to spay a cat is actually pretty paltry. Especially considering a veterinarian has the same amount of schooling, and has to learn about several species instead of just one. And the technique, equipment, etc. is pretty darn similar.

If something as simple and wide-spread as garlic actually prevented fleas- there wouldn't be so many flea medications on the market. There also would be so many flea infestations. This year seemed especially heinous with the little buggers."


[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  09/03/2010: Luis from Terra Bella, Ca, Usa: "I have a year old Boxer named Rocky! Well yesterday I was taking him on his morning walk so he could do his needs! And idk why but I took a look at his fecal and noticed there were white worms all over it so it concerned me and I realized that's most likely why he was staying so skinny! I got on the computer and started looking up home remedies and came across garlic! It seemed pretty legit and easy so I found some garlic in the freezer! (Minced Garlic In water) I got a big spoon full and put it n a put with 2 cups of water and let it boil a while! Then I got some dog food and mixed the garlic and food together n a jar and let the food get moist! When it cooled down I fed it 2 my dog! He didn't like it much but I made him eat it! I didn't feed him any more yesterday! Well today when I walked him again he did his needs and he through a lot of worms that were about 1/2 foot long! An hour later I took him on another walk and again he through a lot of more 1/2 foot long worms! So my question is now that he is throwing all those worms out does it mean his stomach is being cleaned out ? and how long until thay are all out of him?"

Replies
04/27/2011: Mey from Chicago, Il replies: "I have a 3month old pit, could I do what u did to ur dog for worms? She poop 2 of them and they were big. Pls help me with this problem."


12/28/2009: Nanabit from Ocala , Fla.: "I have a 6 month old miniature maltese and I JUST NOTICED TINY PINKISH WORMS IN HER POOP. I cant afford a vet right now so how much garlic would I give her. She only weighs about 2 or 3 pounds."

Replies
03/21/2010: Tsenmam from Placerville, Ca replies: "Do not feed dogs garlic expecially small ones my little Chihuahua almost died from it! Garlic and onions are poison to dogs!"

EC: Much more about garlic for dogs here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/garlic_for_dogs.html

05/14/2010: Mel from Elkton, Md replies: "Hi,

A few Days ago I was looking at this site to help my dog with his constipation. Well I got some answers. I read about acv (which I believe it's a magical thing) anyway. I gave my dog a dose last night, I waited and nothing happened. Around 2 am he woke me up, and I took him out. Tonight I did the same thing, except I sort of put a little bit extra. Took him out. It has been raining here a lot today, so....when he came in, there was a worm, then another OMG he has worms...was my thing. I read all about it and I'm unsure about continue to give him more acv with garlic or should I stop it and just give him garlic?

Anyone has any answers.....? I think he has round worms..he is very small dog.

Thanks for the help"

09/19/2010: Susan from Gallipolis, Oh replies: "Please DO NOT give dogs garlic. It is toxic for them and can cause anemia and death. Especially small dogs. The same for onions. There are too many safe natural worm remedies out there. Please don't take a chance. Make sure to do your homework on anything you give your pet. You wouldn't want something to happen to them because of a misguided cure. You love them or you wouldn't be trying to find ways to help them. :)"

EC: According to many contributors on this site, as well as some vets that we have also heard from, garlic in small quantities is safe for dogs. Read all the feedback here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/garlic_for_dogs.html

11/12/2010: Pj from Oc, Ca, Usa replies: "Ginger is a broad range helminthic (dewormer) and anti-parasitic. That is why sushi is always served with sliced ginger. You can get powdered ginger at the health food store and add a pinch to wet food or canned tuna. If your pet doesn't like the smell, mix the ginger into a small amount of wet food and cover it up with more wet food/tuna. Please try this instead of garlic, especially with small dogs or cats."
09/09/2011: Christine from Kingston, Ontario, Canada replies: "When in doubt, scientific studies are most beneficial in determining what is true or false. This study showed that dogs' red blood cell count dropped and there were signs of damage to the red blood cells (Heinz bodies) when fed garlic; compared to a control group that was not fed garlic and showed no such signs.

Granted, it is likely a matter of how MUCH garlic is fed, and whether or not the dog has any underlying diseases that could worsen the effects. So, the real question is if you feel the benefit is worth the risk to feed your dog garlic?"

[YEA]  06/20/2012: Beth8954 from Pasco, Washington replies: "People who say garlic is bad for dogs you are completely wrong! I gave my dog garlic because I noticed he didnt wan to eat and I saw on animal planet that you can garlic to a dogs food to make it more tasty. So I did than a few days later I was out poop scooping and I noticed WORMS in my dogs poop. So by giving my dog garlic I was able to save him from the pain of having worms in his body."


[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  09/20/2009: Karen from Hampton, Va: "Cats and tape worms & fleas

I have been giving my cat a very natural garlic powder in a large amount mised in her food daily twice a day. Of course she acted the first day so childish, sitting at her bowl staring at the food and looking at me as if she was a child pouting. She walk away, but must have gotten very hungry in the night and ate it. out the next day and many days were these dried up tape worms *(which I know are shaped sort of like a grain of rice, but dried up dead as a door knob. ONLY problem was the way she must have gotten these is a friend thought he was being helpful while babysitting my inside cat by taking it outside to eat grass!

She must have gotten flea infested for we have 3 dogs next door, but the garlic didn't kill the fleas. I sent someone to buy me advantage or front-line, but I'm on short term disability and have been for awhile and can't afford. So, I got the cheaper $15 bio something for 3 mos.? Now I'm goign to try and add those 3 fresh garlic cloves minced up in a can of tuna and see what happens? Maybe with the 3 of them it will rid. I know for sue the garlic kills the ugly looking tape worms, but the fleas have to go too 'cause she just keeps licking her butt (yuck) and tail when they aren't dead and I'm sure they are still there. I washed her 3x's before trying this garlic in Adams flea N tic shampoo with NO success.......... onward I march to try the fresh garlic. thanks for home remedies!! :)"

Replies
12/26/2009: Kimberly from Muscle Shoals, Al replies: "I have heard that a small amount of white distilled vinegar in your pets water will ward of fleas. found the remedy at 1,001 uses for vinegar website"


[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  06/21/2009: Amanda from Surrey, BC: "I tried garlic on my dog and it may have expelled worms but it also dried out his beautiful shiny coat. The best way to do it is the vet med drontal but you have to deflea medication at the same time or before, cause they'll get worm parasites from the fleas right away again. I also tried the liquid med sold over counter at some pet stores 1/4 of the price and effective."


02/23/2009: Ramon - SolBlue from Syracuse, N.Y: "Have read some about using alittle garlic for worms Heart, Whip etc in dogs. My vet will not help after temperature taken, prostate finger exam and the physical observations of condition he is in. Because I didn't have the $355.00 for 4xrays & a blood exam. He Motley our family home member, guard, friend loving etc. had been on whip worm medication for about two months. Ran out in Sept. 08 and it is now Feb. 23, 08. The last two weeks I noticed a narrowing of his abdomen (between back of ribs too hinds legs). Kept watching with concern and he started developing a whoofing as he had at times clearing out. Although now no expulsion of yellow as when he ate grass and would clear later. So now I'm wondering if the 6"chews were causing problem. Well there has been no blood in stool, or vomiting. altough difficulty at times when excited or responding to someone at door, would start that whoofing, and a noticeable contraction moreso with the breathing and can hear the difficulty also.

So tonite Monday, feb 23, 09 I started a clove of garlic thinly sliced, brocolli steamed, left over that he does eat, 1/2cup skim milk, some chicken that was fried & has a little garlic. Mixed well together & he ate most all. 1hr later I asked him he wanted to go out and he did so. Had a good bowel/color, urinated/(has been more yellowish red?, and came in the house. So now I wait & watch. Hopefully he'll have improved physical attribute in the next day, and contiued good bowel etc. We love him mamma, I and daughter yrs.,17. Motley is a young 10yrs/young/70 dog yrs. He's has held his youth all this time. He is noticebly aging, but I know & can say he is still spirited and can move and let you know.

I'll get back here hopefully 7 let you know what occurs.
Ramon/SolBlue is my performing name Guitar/Singer/Songwriter.
Syracuse, N.Y."


01/12/2009: Don from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada: "Ok I just recently adopted a puppy for a local island reserve, and upon bringing him home he seemed realy happy kinda shy at first, but he plays and bites and growls and actualy uses the potty out side lol , the only thing is i noticed about 2 days ago that he threw up and there was a spegetii like worm in it and i dont realy have all the money to go take him to the vet for a check up than the deworming shots and what not so i am going to try the garlic thing as soon as possible and i will write back to let you know how it worked"

EC: Roundworms!
http://www.dr-dan.com/roundwor.htm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Types-of-worms-affecting-dogs-and-puppies






 



 

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