Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that attach themselves to a dog’s digestive system and feed upon the nutrients from the food that the dog eats. Symptoms may include a dull-looking coat, loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, scooting due to irritation, nervousness, and lack of energy.
If you think that your canine friend is suffering from a tapeworm infestation, check your dog’s bowel movements several times. You may notice either moving or dried white tapeworm segments in the dog’s fecal matter.
Use these simple and effective natural remedies to get rid of tapeworms in dogs.
Pumpkin seeds are very effective treatments for dogs' parasites. In fact, you can also use pumpkin seeds to expel other dog intestinal parasites and insects. These small seeds are rich in natural compounds called cucurbitacin, an amino acid that helps to exterminate the tapeworms from your dog's intestine. Cucurbitacin paralyzes the tapeworm. And thus prevent them from gripping onto the intestinal wall, and soon they are driven out of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, even if your dog is pregnant, the pumpkin seed is safe. The process is simple. Grind all, raw raw pumpkin seeds and feed it to your dog before every meal. Depending on your dog's size, you need to give anywhere between 1 to 4 teaspoon and to 1 cup of pumpkin seeds. Note: Do not feed extra pumpkin seeds, avoid salted pumpkin seeds.
Administering a small amount of clove powder to your dog is another easy way to help your dog from invasion of tapeworms. Cloves contain powerful antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiparasitic properties that help destroy the tapeworm. Also, this powerful spice is suitable for your pet's immunity. The recommended dose is 1 clove per 10 pounds of body weight. Please use only clove powder for dogs, mix with dog food and enjoy. Please give it to your dog once a day for a week. NOTE: Do not give cloves to pregnant dogs and avoid giving it at high doses.
You can also use apple cider vinegar to fight against your dog's tapeworm infection. It will help maintain the proper pH level of your dog's body. Also it helps to boost immunity and can be used to treat various other health problems. It is strongly recommended to use only raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Just add it to your dog's drinking water using the right amount for your dog's weight. Up to 14 pounds: 1 teaspoon 15 to 34 pounds: 2 teaspoons.
Green papaya contains papain (an enzyme that can fight tapeworms). It also provides dogs with the necessary proteins, which helps to digest older mucus and any parasites present in the intestine. Even papaya seeds have a characteristic of being anti-amoeba, and help keeping your dog's digestive system free from any kind of insects and parasites. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chopped green papaya for every 10 pounds of your dog's weight in their food. Repeat daily for several weeks. Also, you can add 2 tablespoons of papaya seed powder to your dog's food.
Turmeric contains several compounds that help to expel and fight tapestorms. Besides, turmeric helps fight the inflammation of the intestines due to the presence of these worms. In addition, it helps keep your dog immune strong. Please add 1/4 teaspoon of fresh turmeric for every 10 pounds of your weight to your dog's food. Do it everyday for up to 2 weeks. Note: Do not give turmeric to pregnant dogs.
Coconut oil and dry coconut can be used to remove tapeworms from your dog's body. Both forms are rich in medium chain triglycerides such as lauric acid, caprylic acid, and caprylic acid. These saturated fatty acids cause the body to produce substances that effectively kill the intestinal parasites. Depending on his size, sprinkle 1-3 cups of teaspoon of dried coconut to your dog's food. Repeat twice for up to 10 days. Or give your dog organic, virgin coconut oil. Start gradually and work on 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds per body weight per day.
Another good home relief for the dog's tapeworm is the Black Walnut Hal. They work as a natural dewormer due to their high acidity content and help kill and exterminate any tapeworms, eggs and larvae, if they exist. Black walnut hull is available on the market in capsule form. Everything you have to do is to follow the manufacture instruction and feed the capsule to your dog. Please give it for once a day for several weeks. Caution: Avoid giving high doses at once as it may lead to negative side effects such as diarrhea, gastritis, vomiting.