Natural treatment for worms in cats
There are several types of worms which can cause your cat problems. The most common ones are tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms. Home remedies for cats with worms are a gentle alternative to the many chemical worm treatments on the market.
Ready-made natural remedies
If making your own worm remedies is too much for you, there are home remedies for cats with worms you can buy. Here is a small selection that works well:
Parasite Dr from PetAlive is 100% natural herbal cat wormer for giardia, tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms. It comes in capsules which can be crushed and mixed with wet food. Give 1/2 capsule twice daily for two or three weeks.
Holistic Blend Natural Wormer contains betel nut, polporus mylittae, pumpkin seed, garlic, wormwood, rhizoma rhei, mint leaf, clove, green hull black walnut and cellulase. It expels tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms from your cat’s system.
Diatomaceous earth contains the fossilised remains of prehistoric algae. The fine particles in the earth cut through the exoskeletons of the worms resulting in dehydration and the worms will usually die within a few hours. It is safe for internal use in pets. Add up to one teaspoon of diatomaceous earth to each meal for two weeks. Make sure that you use the unrefined type.
Homoeopathic dewormers don’t act directly on the worms but attempt to balance out different elements of your cat’s immune system and prevent future infestations.
HomeoPet Wrm Clear is a homoeopathic wormer for the elimination of round, hook and tape worms. It requires no food withdrawal and contains cina, which is effective in getting rid of roundworms, and nux vomica and arsenicum album for alleviating symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting. Administer three times daily for two weeks.
These remedies can be used for various types of worms. For more specific treatments of tapeworms and roundworms read the articles on Home Remedies for Cats with Tapeworms and Home Remedies for Cats with Roundworms.