Herbal wormers for dogs

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Herbal wormers for dogs
Herbs eliminate and expel the worms that make dogs sick. (street dog image by Cherry-Merry from Fotolia.com)

Herbs, such as garlic, cat's claw and cayenne pepper are used to eliminate, expel and prevent worms in dogs. The natural de-wormers provide home remedies to dog owners for safely and effectively treating worms. They are available in a variety of forms that can be given as a supplement or added to the dog's food to treat and prevent worm infestations.


Garlic is an anti-parasitic herb that will kill and prevent worms in dogs. Garlic is typically given dogs for six or seven consecutive days while the worm infestation is present. Feeding dogs garlic on a daily ot weekly basis will help to prevent re-infestation. Garlic can be given in fresh clove form, dried garlic powder, garlic oil soft-gels or liquid garlic oil. Chop a fresh garlic clove and mix it in with the dog's food, or add 1/8 teaspoon dried garlic powder. Add liquid garlic oil to the dog's water or directly into the dog's mouth. Feed garlic oil soft-gels as a treat, or break them open and squeeze the liquid into the dog's mouth. Use the equivalent of one garlic clove for soft-gels or liquid garlic oil.

Herbal wormers for dogs
Garlic is a natural anti-parasitic used to kill worms in dogs. (garlic image by les sanders from Fotolia.com)

Cat's Claw

The inner bark of cat's claw is high in antioxidant properties, and is used to treat parasites and other intestinal disorders. The active properties increase the white blood cell's ability to attack and digest abnormal cells and toxic substances. Cat's claw is available in capsule, tablet and dried herb form. Nina Anderson, Dr. Howard Peiper and Alicia McWatters, M.S. recommend a dosage of 50 to 100 mg per 4.54 Kilogram of body weight for dogs.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a blood stimulant and insect repellent that also acts as an antiseptic and worm expellant. Cayenne pepper will not kill the worms but will help to rapidly eliminate them from the body. Sprinkling a small amount of dried, ground cayenne pepper on the dog's food each day will cause existing worms to eliminate themselves. Feeding cayenne pepper to the dog on a regular basis will prevent worms from entering the body in the future. Cayenne pepper is also available in tincture form which can be added to the dog's daily water supply.

Herbal wormers for dogs
Cayenne pepper, sprinkled on dog food, will expel worms. (red hot chilli pepper in a glass jar image by Elena Moiseeva from Fotolia.com)

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