Updated: Jun 23, 2020
Worms are an unpleasant pain in the arse.
Personally I hate chemicals. And if you follow commercial marketing you will be told you need to fill your beloved pet up once a month with chemicals that can kill parasites WHILE THEY ARE INSIDE YOUR PET. Hmmmm. If it’s killing them what are the side affects both short term and long term on your family members insides?
I would like to think there is an alternative that is natural and is not poison. Disclaimer: I am not in any way suggesting that this is a cure. I would like to think that you would like to research further. But please keep reading...
Got worms? 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 without the adverse effects on his health that veterinary dewormers deliver.
Pumpkin Seeds Fight Worms
Raw, organic pumpkin seeds have been used to treat a variety of parasitic and other ailments since the colonists first came to the New World and discovered the benefits of this Native American crop.
The flesh and seeds of the pumpkin were used by the Native American tribes to:
cure kidney ailments and urinary problems
as a parasitic treatment on humans.
In recent times, herbalists have discovered that the seeds of the pumpkin also work as an effective deworming agent against tapeworms and other intestinal parasites in dogs and humans.
Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract.
Pumpkin seeds have other health benefits too – they are loaded with protein, amino acids, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and niacin; all important nutrients to your pet’s overall good health.
Pumpkin seeds can be fed whole as a treat for your dog.
Don’t feed him the salted seeds from the grocery store; find some raw, organic seeds instead. Grind the pumpkin seeds in a coffee grinder or Magic Bullet and add them to his meals. Give your dog a quarter teaspoon per 4 kilos of body weight once or twice a day until he’s rid of the parasites.
There is always a better option to feeding them poison! Have a look at our Pumpkin Pie Bites. There is not enough Pepita Seeds (Pumpkin Seeds) to cure worms, rather it is a tasty treat to top up their immunity and ability to fight these parasites.