Natural Ways to Treat Worms
How you choose to control worms is entirely up to you. Many dog owners prefer not to use heavy duty chemical wormers on their dogs on a regular basis. The good news is that there are natural ways to deal with worms effectively.
Testing for Worms
Check your dog's worm egg burden on a regular basis. Worm egg testing kits are inexpensive and simple to use. The kits contain all you need to take a stool sample and results are normally emailed to you. See diagram opposite. Tests are only £16 each or £17 for a lungworm kit.
Herbal Remedies to Treat Worms
is a natural herbal supplement which is added to dog food. Wormwood Complex can be used to both treat a dog with worms or to prevent them. Used as a preventative it should be used once per month. For a dog with worms, add to dog food on a daily basis for 3 days. Wormwood Complex contains wormwood, walnut, garlic and clove. It is so gentle that it can be used on puppies, kittens and even birds. For dogs with lungworm please see your vet asap.
To help prevent worms try adding grated carrot or beetroot, pumpkin seeds and/or raw bones to your dog's diet. These foods act like a brillo pad on the stomach lining and help to expel any parasites in your dog's intestine.