Spring is arriving for another year and it's time once again for the bugs and nasties to start coming back out.
Spring is a time when pet owners might start seeing the signs of worms in their dogs.
These signs can include squiggly worms or “rice bodies” in his stool, scooting and licking his rear, vomiting and diarrhea.
If your dog shows any of these signs, you might want to take a look in your cupboards before reaching for the toxic dewormers. There might be something in there that could rid your dog of worms. And it can do it without the adverse effects veterinary dewormers have on is health.
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Pumpkin Seeds Fight Worms
Native Americans used raw, organic pumpkin seeds for a variety of parasitic and other ailments. They used the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin to:
- Heal wounds
- Cure kidney ailments and urinary problems
- Treat parasites in humans
In recent times, herbalists have discovered that the seeds of the pumpkin also work as an effective deworming agent. You can use them against tapeworms and other intestinal parasites in dogs and humans.
Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin. It paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract.
Pumpkin seeds have other health benefits too. They’re loaded with …
- Amino acids
- Folic acid
And all these nutrients are important to your dog's overall good health.
You can feed pumpkin seeds whole as a treat for your dog. Or you can grind the pumpkin seeds in a coffee grinder or blender and add them to your dog’s meals.
Don't feed him the salted seeds from the grocery store; find some raw, organic seeds instead.
Give your dog a quarter teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight once or twice a day until he's rid of the parasites.