Dogs can be susceptible to all sorts of worms like tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, and hookworms, to name a few. Not only will they be uncomfortable for dogs, but they also cause illnesses and diseases, which can be detrimental to dog’s health and overall well-being.
Below are the signs and symptoms of worms in dogs
- Loose stool (diarrhea)
- Poor appetite
- Weight loss
- General poor appearance
- Dog licking his/her rear part (scooting)
Natural ways to deworm dogs
Once you see the signs and symptoms mentioned above in your dogs, they signal that you need to deworm your dogs. There are natural ways of doing so, such as:
- Pumpkin seeds contain cucurbitacin, a type of amino acid that can paralyze the worms, thereby eliminating worms from the intestine.
- Carrots – They are a great source of vitamin A, which effectively removes worms in dogs. They are also effective in removing mucus and parasites. Feed your dogs with carrots to not only get rid of worms but also boost the immune system.
- Coconut – Coconut in dried form can naturally eliminate worms from dogs. You can easily incorporate coconut into your dog’s food. You can also add a teaspoon of coconut oil to your dog’s food to get rid of parasites in dogs and maintain optimum health.
Aside from the natural dog dewormer mentioned above, you can also take advantage of readily available dog dewormer products in the market. Carefully read the product label to ensure they are made from all-natural ingredients. Some brands offer promotions, especially if you buy in bulk, such as buy 2 get 1 free and free shipping. Some companies would ask you to key in a particular promo code to activate the discount. Make sure you read the terms and conditions.