Last Modified on May 22, 2016
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.
Remedies for Parasites and Worms
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Posted by Vince F on 01/31/2007
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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Posted by Laura (Michigan (mi)) on 01/12/2016
Tobacco can kill or do long term liver damage. You won't see it right away please ask someone with a medical degree, a vet, a pet meds person, a pet store. Stop being foolish before you kill your pet.
Posted by S.mcd (Michigan, US) on 01/03/2015
Whatever you do, PLEASE DO NOT use tobacco to get rid of worms in ANY pet. Droncit or Drontal for cats works and the proper dose dispensed for Strongid liquid can get rid of tapeworms. I've known of several puppies and dogs deathly ill and didn't make it because someone chose to give them tobacco. It's TOXIC and doesn't work....
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/18/2014
In the past, chewing tobacco must have been useful for parasites. But today, inform yourselves what the ingredients are. Things are not the same any longer. Use Diatomaceous Earth instead. Cheap and with many health benefits. Takes about three months to remove parasites.
Posted by Leila (Hilo, Hawaii) on 10/29/2011
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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Posted by Mia (Manchester, Ct) on 03/05/2012
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.
Posted by Jody (OH) on 12/23/2006
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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Posted by Desiredoutcome (Mims, Fl, Usa) on 01/01/2011
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!
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Posted by Luis (Terra Bella, Ca, Usa) on 09/03/2010
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?
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Posted by Karen (Hampton, Va) on 09/20/2009
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!! :)
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Posted by Amanda (Surrey, BC) on 06/21/2009
Better But With Side Effects:
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.
Posted by Ramon - SolBlue (Syracuse, N.Y) on 02/23/2009
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.
Posted by Don (Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) on 01/12/2009
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