Both coconut oil and dried coconut can be used to remove tapeworms from the body of your canine friend.
Both forms are rich in medium-chain triglycerides like lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid, which help combat intestinal parasites like tapeworms. These saturated fatty acids make the body produce a substance that effectively kills parasites in the intestines.
- Sprinkle 1 to 3 teaspoons of dried coconut onto your dog’s food, depending upon his size. Repeat twice a day for up to 10 days.
- Alternatively, feed organic, virgin coconut oil to your dog. Start gradually and work up to 1 teaspoon per day per 10 pounds of body weight.
8. Black Walnut Hulls
Another good home remedy for canine tapeworms is black walnut hulls.
They work as a natural dewormer due to their high acidic content and help kill and expel any tapeworms, eggs, and larvae present.
Black walnut hulls are available in the market in capsule form. All you need to do is feed your dog 1 capsule per 20 pounds of body weight. Give it once daily for a couple of weeks.
Caution: Avoid feeding it in high amounts, as it can lead to negative side effects like diarrhea, gastritis, and vomiting.