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
I have 4 wolves. One is a Timber wolf/ German Shepard. The other three are all in the high 90's as far as the wolf. Very little dog if any. About three weeks ago my husband and I thought our babies may have worms. So we took a stool sample to our vet and he told us that all four of the wolves had hookworms. The meds for all four of our wolves would have cost us $65.00 in all for all of them.Now my husband and I are not rich people so I did some nosing around on the internet and read up on Garlic cause a very wise old friend of mine once told me that Garlic can expel worms in dogs and Garlic can also prevent a worm infestation. So before I gave my wolves Garlic I looked it up on the internet and did my research. After two days of research I broke down and went to the store and bought some Fresh Garlic in clove form, came home and gave one clove each of Garlic to the wolves and in four days later in their stool were these live hookworms. Garlic will not kill the hookworms, what happens is that the Garlic cleans out the digestive track, now worms need a unclean place so they can thrive. Now by using Garlic to clean out the digestive track the worm will fall off the intestinal wall.The garlic also makes the blood of your pet taste and smell very foul. In my opinion Garlic is a wonder drug that is not only good for us humans to take daily but it works wonders for our four legged friends as well.
EC: Read much more about Garlic for Dogs here.
I happened on to a post that suggested garlic would be a safe and effective parasite control remedy in cats. Garlic will cause a Heinz-body anemia in a cat and kill it. I don't appreciate herbal remedies -especially when there is evidence that one is ineffective or dangerous. I believe the site editor should do more research or be more responsible.
< 23 Dec 99, From Kath >
"Yes indeed, garlic and cats? One I've toyed with long enough. Here in UK Denes, a Natural Remedy and Petfood Company, sell 'Liquid Garlic' for cats (and those others) as a flea repellant (external) and general tonic (internal). I bought some in summer to help with a severe flea infestation.
Had only used it once when I came across the feline futures article and wrote to them:
they confirmed their view that it is not such a good idea and re-directed me to: http://www.felinefuture.com/fact/nutrition/garlic.html for more information.
So I wrote to Denes www.denes.com who, extolling the virtues of garlic, replied: "... use of garlic in cats. While I appreciate your concern, I can assure you that I know of no incidences of garlic causing adverse effects in cats, when used at the recommended dose. On the contrary, there is documented and anecdotal evidence of its benefit in the management of several conditions, including skin problems, digestive disorders and respiratory problems, as well as in the prevention of endo- and ecto-parasites. Our veterinary advisor has many years of experience of using garlic successfully in his practice and I have several books that I regularly use here in the office, all of which extol the virtues of garlic in both cats and dogs. In case you would like to read any of them for yourself, the details are as follows:
FAIRGRIEVE, M. The natural way for dogs and cats. Mainstream Publishing. 1998 ALLPORT, R. Heal your cat the natural way. Mitchell Beazley. 1997 (I have the dog version, but have used the cat version) HOFFMAN, M. The doctor's book of home remedies for dogs and cats. Rodale Press Inc.1996
"The founder of our company, Buster Lloyd Jones, noticed that dogs and cats seek out those herbs that they know, instinctively, will help them when they are ill, garlic among them. However, no product, whether natural or synthetic, can be 100% safe and it should not be taken in excess and only according to manufacturer's instructions. Cats are very discerning animals and do not normally eat those plants that will do them harm. Again, they seem to have an instinct about which ones to avoid, as well as which ones will do them good. Our Liquid Garlic is for external use only and I recommend our Garlic Tablets as a daily supplement to maintain good health and repel fleas. I hope this information puts your mind at rest.
My 7 year old dog (ROXANNE) had been "uncomfortable" with herself for at least 3 weeks and had been "expressing" herself by chewing her feet and humping my beds, sofas and chairs.
On ANY day, it could be successfully argued that ROXANNE is a difficult/high maintenance MUTT (Rottweiler/Russian Shepherd/Basset mix) but, THIS TIME, she kept telling me -- and I had no problem recognizing her message -- that she was actually "in stress".
Initially, I attributed her discomfort to: (a) bugs (fleas and ticks -- trust me, not the problem), (b) the heat, and perhaps a rash she had developed and needed to "scratch" to the point of creating "sores" on herself; or (c) a food allergy (even though I've been feeding her "people food" -- along with her Science Diet menu -- as a TREAT ever since she was a puppy).
To these ends, I had been both showering and shampooing her (warm) and "hosing her down" (gently; cool) on a bi-daily basis (alternating between "commercial shampoo" and a baking soda/olive oil paste for relief).
In addition, I had been applying AloeVera, Olive Oil, NeoSporan and even some commercial "moisturizers" to her back and "hiney" areas (areas that seemed to be bothering her the most) on a regular basis.
After all of this and just six (6) days ago, she FINALLY squatted and rubbed her hiney on a patch of grass. My reaction:
Oh, my God! (and OK) She's got WORMS! (poor baby, but "fixable" and controllable!)
My Grandmother (God rest her soul) actually bred/raised cocker and springer spaniels in her NYC apartment during the 1930's and 1940's. In addition, she would "rescue" any/all strays that may come her way until the day she died (1985).
And one of the most significant (albeit basic) things she ever taught me about treating a dog with parasitic WORMS was to somehow get GARLIC into that dog's system (I know not about cats in this regard, but I can't see any reason why my Grandmother's "formula" wouldn't "work" for cats, too).
Day 1: I didn't have any clove garlic on hand, so I sprinked powdered garlic over ground beef ("hamburger meat"), cooked it, and fed it to ROXANNE (along with the same carrots, potatoes and peas I had earlier served to my own family).
After HOURS, there was no "appreciable" result.
Day 2: I purchased a GARLIC bulb at my local supermarket, took it home, broke it up, and BOILED 3 cloves in a nominal amount of water, sliced the cloves up, and poured the liquid over a couple of cans of commercial dog food.
And while ROXANNE gobbled up the meal, after HOURS of waiting, there was still no "appreciable" result.
Day 3: I was at my wits end, but totally believed that my Grandmother had told me TRUE about what to do (naturally) if/when a dog was experiencing this particular kind of "distress".
And so I boiled 2 more GARLIC cloves and, along with an approximate 1 T. of ground GARLIC, poured a "mixture" (which included this approx. 1/2 cup of water -- garlic cloves removed -- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, 1/4 cup Half & Half and a can of Evaporated Milk into a bowl snd simply served it to her (cooled)).
Day 3 -- LATE NITE. ROXANNE awakens me, and tells me it is URGENT that she go outside and (very) reluctantly, I abide/consent/concede and respond to her "signal".
And, in retrospect, I am REALLY glad I did.
Because not only did ROXANNE "poop" like she had never done before (meaning 3 times, in various locations along our "path") but, when I "picked it up" (as is required by law) and "inspected" it (YUK! EWWW! and all of that), there were not only 2 really "super long" (but DEAD!) WORMS evident in her "elimination", but also evidence of "smaller" parasites ("white things") that had not survived our GARLIC onslaaught.
ROXANNE SLEPT for a really long time for her (perhaps 6 hours straight) after that particular "elimination experience".
But what was most STRIKING (to me, at least) is that, when she did eventually wake up from her nap, she was TOTALLY the smiling (yes, she DOES smile), dysfunctional (in so many ways, I just can't tell you!) MUTT (Rottweiler/Russian Shepherd/Bassett mix) I would do ANYTHING for (as she would do for me, I have NO doubt).
Day 4-6 (meaning, to present):
FINALLY, SHE was able to SLEEP. And therefore, so was I!
And FINALLY (and once again), it became a pleasurable experience (as far as I can take that) to "deal" with ROXANNE.
We (me and ROXANNE) have had 2 "good days" now.
And (optimist I usually am not), I am actually looking forward to many, many more days of ROXANNE being happily "cured".
Make no mistake: I will continue to watch for any/all other symptoms of ROXANNE's discomfort.
But as of right now, I feel pretty comfortable that her "problem" has been FIXED.
And I feel pretty stongly that's that's on account of GARLIC having been significantly imposed on her diet over the course of no fewer than 3 consecutive days.
IMO (and experience), my ROXANNE is perfectly imperfect.
It's been a difficult couple of weeks, but (especially after our most recent "trials"), I cannot thank my Grandmother (or GARLIC) enough -- specifically because, on account of ROXANNE feeling better, I, too, have been sleeping better and am feeling a whole lot better about a whole number of things now.
(East Providence, RI)
(Brooks, Alberta, Canada)
(Midland, Midland Ontario Canada)
I noticed that you didn't have any information yet on Giardia cures for dogs, so since I was doing some research for my own dog I thought I would share what I have found. The traditional treatment is a 5-7 day course of an antibiotic called Metronidazole/Flagyl. Which is the one that my veterinarian prescribed for my dog and has seemed to be very effective. But since I have learned that giardia can be a recurrent problem (the cyst can lay dormant in the intestines for years, and come out during periods of stress) I wanted to find a natural cure so that she would not need to keep taking antibiotics. What I have found that sounds to be the most effective was Oil of Oregano, I have yet to find any dosages more descriptive than a couple of drops, followed by a small amount of plain yogurt. This is probablly what I will try if/when she relapses.
Someone also recommended feeding 1 Tbs of Coconut Oil a day, more as a preventative and for general health, as an anti-virul/bacterial/ fungal/parisitic, as it is very high in medium chain fatty acids. I also plan to start this since I take it for myself and have been pleased.
Grapefruit seed extract was also mentioned for treating Giardia, other parasites and gastro-intestinal disorders. The dosages stated were to give 1 drop per every 10lbs of body weight, 3-5 times a day until cured. It is noted that it is VERY BITTER, and should be put in food or diluted.
I look forward to hearing others experiences on this! Love the website!
(Granby, Ct, Usa)
(Brinnon, Wa, Usa)
I have a litter of Yorkies.They are 4 weeks old.Somehow they got lice.I searched for a week to find something that was safe to use on them.I found your web site it said to use GSE grapefruit seed extract. I put 8 drops in 3 ounces of mild shampoo. Then I soaped them up and wrapped them in a towel making sure they stayed warm. After 5 minutes I rinsed them in warm water and watched the lice go down the drain. After they were dry. I combed the puppies to get the rest of the dead ones off of them. From what I have read I learned nothing kills the eggs. So I will repeat the bath every 6 or 7 days untill I am sure there are no eggs left. What a wonderful web site this is. I was amazed at the results of the GSE. Thank You Thank You Thank You
Does anyone have any advice on natural treatment for a dog with Leashmaniosis?
One of our cats was diagnosed with Cytauxzoonosis, which is a parasite and the mortality rate is near 100%. I took the cat to the vet on a Friday and was told that she would not likely make it through the weekend. I brought her home and decided to treat her with MMS. Our cat weighs about 8 lbs. So I knew it wouldn't take much to treat her. I started with 2 drops of MMS and it was a good fight getting her to swallow it but I got it in her. I repeated this every 4 or 5 hours through the weekend. One morning I noticed of puddle of yucky something on the floor that she had vomited. I felt bad for making her sick but I knew it was working. She made it to Monday and her behavior was indicative that she was feeling much better. I continued doing this twice a day for about 5 more days and then stopped. This happened back in April and here it is August and she's doing great.
Just wanted to share my puppy had giardiasis and was on panicur from vet. 3 different times. It never went away. 4th time same drug she got sick I took her off. Decided natural. Oregano leaves. Did not tell vet I took her off the Meds. She was tested and finally clean. I highly suggest anyone battling with this parasite use oregano. You will be so pleased. Believe me after so many treatments and her suffering. Oregano is a miracle.
EC: Hi Lisnpac,
Thank you for your feedback! Can you please tell us how much dried oregano you used and how many times a day? Also, was this a supplement you bought? Thank you!
Oil of Oregano for worms in dogs! I had a 12 year old Australian Shepherd who had a constant cough and would hack up piles of flem. I took him to the regular vet, who said it was just allergies and to put him on Benadryl . That only made him sleepy. I had just heard about Oil of Oregano and bought it in the pill form. I thought if this was some kind of virus, the OO would help. I wrapped the pill in hamburger and gave it to him once a day. 10 days later, I was walking by the window and he was taking a pooh. It was long and stringy so I went out and looked at it and it had worms crawling about. By the next day, (this gets gross) he had worms at the opening of his anus. He was in such discomfort. By the next day, there were more worms, but now they were on the outside of his butt and digging into his skin. I took him to the patio and got the water hose out. I had to put on a plastic glove and try to get them off of him. I sprayed his butt with water and the worms on the outside came off, but he still had them inside, whipping around. I ended up making an enema with DE and water and shot it up his anus. This forced the worms out. He had a few worms coming out for the next few days. I put him on OO for a few more times for about 2 weeks each, but never saw anymore worms. The OO did not help his cough, as I later realized that he was effected by the chem trails. I am pretty happy with the worming he got, as I could not find a natural wormer that worked for dogs. The natural vet wanted 240.00 to worm my 6 dogs, and it was a chemical wormer. Use caution when using OO... more is not better and don't leave them on it for too long.
A woman that works in rescue recommended purchase Pumpkin Seed Oil to kills worms in your pet. It takes awhile but, it works. My cat, Petie, was a stray and very thin. It took almost a full bottle (4 oz.) of the oil and two months. Dosage for him was 1/2 teaspoon once a day or, 1/4 teaspoon twice a day in wet yummy food. Don't mix it in the food as the cat may not like it and then won't eat the food. Use a dropper and drop droplets here and there on the food. I was busy during this time and mostly only gave Petie the morning dose so it took over two months, but I am telling you, he is worm free. You'd be wise to buy two bottles if you have more than one cat/dog.
In your research you are probably coming across tobacco. In fact, I tried tobacco first after reading the posts here on EC about worms and tobacco.
Here is my opinion about tobacco. Please don't use tobacco, especially standard tobacco because it contains pesticides and herbicides. I did (I used organic tobacco "American Spirit") and my cat turned into a mad cat for days and was attacking the other pets. I felt really bad for doing that to him.
Also, the tobacco will kill a bunch of worms at first and you'll think you got them all but, for whatever reason, the worms keep coming back. I even increased the amount of tobacco. Desperate, I went searching on the net as you are and a lady that runs a rescue told me about pumpkin seed oil. It is not over night but it is safe for your pet and I haven't seen a worm on Petie in months. (One bottle was just enough for Petie, but he was very thin. You might need two bottles if you have a heavier pet.) Make sure you order a 4 oz. dropper to go with the 4 oz. bottle. I ordered mine from Mountain Rose Herbs. They also have other natural items for pets.
Has anyone tried pumpkin seeds because they work to get rid of parasites in Humans.. but could pumpkin seeds be in any way harmful to dogs?
(Sparks, Nv, Usa)
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)
I completely rid six cats of giardia with a paste made of ground pumpkin seeds and aged garlic extract. Grind pumpkin seeds in a coffee grinder or processor then take about 1/4 tsp and add a couple of drops to the garlic extra. The extract is aged garlic and will not cause the same problems fresh garlic will. It's perfectly safe. I've never had any issues with any of my cats and I've used it fairly often for medicinal purposes.
My dogs have whip worms it is the same symptoms as parvo. There is no cure for whip worms but they are not caused by fleas, its by eating, smelling other dog poop that has been infected with them. They cannot be seen by the naked eye only by microscope. The vet told me to clean dog poop everyday and spray my yard with bleach to help keep them from getting infected that is they are in a fenced yard.
EC: Actually, you can get rid of whipworms with the correct medication.
"Whipworm infestation is detectable by stool examination, which can detect eggs and charcot-leyden crystals. Mebendazole is 90% effective in the first dose, and albendazole may also be offered as an anti-parasitic agent." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipworm
(Brick, Nj / Us)
(South Rockwood, Michigan)
(Spring Hill, Florida, U.s.a.)
Do you know any products that get rid of tapeworms in cats?