9. 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.
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.
- 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.
- To prevent future tapeworm infestations, it is necessary to undertake regular flea control in and around the house.
- Keep your dog’s living space clean and hygienic.
- 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.