natural dog and cat wormer

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  1. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone know of a natural dog and cat dewormer that works on tape worms? I've been using diamatraceus earth but it isn't getting the tape worms. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    I don't know of anything natural.

    I do recall that, back when I worked as a vet tech, tapes and hooks needed more than oral anthelmitics... I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the injectable we used, but it worked. You might be able to find something over at Farm and Fleet, or maybe Tractor Supply or a similar store in your area.

    Also, tapes are generally transmitted by flea bites, so you might want to check and see if your dogs have any stowaways on board.
     

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    There are some ways to get rid of them with herbs and fasting (i.e. bit of a pain in the behind). If you want, I might be able to type them up here for you to look at.

    My cat had roundworms, and the D.E. seemed to kick them. I haven't actually gotten him tested, but he stopped throwing up worms, so that's a plus. :no:
     
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    Thank you! If you do remember what that injectable stuff is please pass it on. Actually, only my cats have the tape worms-they eat all the mice they lug home. In the past I have used the D.E. in their fur and it really took care of the fleas. Maybe I'd better check their fur out again! Have a nice day!
     
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    Thank you for the reply. Maybe I've not given the D.E. enough time to work. Patience is a virture! :)

    Also, I appreciated the verses you included!
     
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    I kept DE in my cat's food for 3 weeks or more. That was roundworms though.
     
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    Intestinal parasites attach themselves to the intestinal track. Fasting isn't going to get rid of them.

    When an animal stops vomiting up ADULT worms it doesn't mean they are free and clear of them. They can still have eggs and larve developing in the intestinal track.

    Tapes are transmitted by the injestion of fleas and or rodents so it's always a good idea to keep your pet flea free and have them checked every now and then if they are prone to eating rodents. You can get a heads up on tape worm infestations by checking around the rectal area. Tape larve look like peices of rice or maggots. If you don't deworm them they'll just continue to injest the larve and start the process over again(especially in cats).

    I agree with an earlier post about getting something from your vet. In my years as a tech we used Drontal and DrontalPlus. It's a tablet, one time does it. DrontalPlus will work on other types of parasites as well, it just can't be given to cats. Drontal is safe for cats.

    There may be something out now, seems like I remember someone commenting on it at the feed store awhile back, but I dunno. Check around. Someone may have something.