Another herb that can be used to get rid of tapeworms in dogs is wormwood. This herb can successfully expel tapeworms, due to its antiparasitic nature.
However, bear in mind that when used in high doses, the volatile oils along with tannins in it can be harmful to your dog.
For large dogs, add ¼ teaspoon of dried wormwood to your dog’s food for just 3 consecutive days. When it comes to puppies and smaller dogs, cut the dosage in half.
Caution: Avoid overusing this herb, as it can damage your dog’s nervous system. Do not give this herb to pregnant or lactating dogs.
10. Backent Flea Infestation
The best way to avoid a tapeworm infestation in your dog is to keep your pet’s surrounding area clean and free from flea infestation.
To keep a flea-free home environment, frequent vacuuming is a great way to go. Vacuum every other day the areas that fleas are most likely to populate such as carpets, rugs, crevices around baseboards and so on.
Wash your dog’s bedding regularly in hot, soapy water. If your dog has an outdoor doghouse, remember to clean the bedding in the doghouse as well.
Try to clean and disinfect your dog’s food and water bowls every day.
If you live in an area that’s prone to flea infestations, regularly use an insecticide. Consult your vet to determine the safe and best insecticide.
Also, do your best to prevent your pet from eating dead animals, garbage and other animals’ feces. Even avoid giving your furry friend uncooked meat.
- The starting point for preventing and treating worms (or any other disease) is always a healthy immune system. So take necessary steps to build your dog’s immunity.
- Feed your dog natural and whole foods, preferably a raw, meat-based diet.
- Keep your yard free of poop to prevent your dog from picking up intestinal worms.
- Feed probiotics to your dog to help maintain a good balance of healthy gut bacteria and to strengthen your dog’s immune system.
- Take your dog to the vet for frequent checkups to help your pet maintain good health.
- If you wish, bring another stool sample to your vet after the treatment to confirm the worms are gone.