Why use a natural dog wormer?
Unfortunately, deworming is a part of having a dog. There are more than one type of intestinal worms your dog can get, and different types of worms can adversely affect your dog. The great news is, Mother Nature has given us everything we need for a natural dog wormer to be a safe and effective way to get rid of worms, without needing to resort to chemical dewormers that can be downright dangerous to the health of your dog.
Types of Worms
The most common types of intestinal worms in dogs are tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, and hookworms.
Tapeworms are long, flat worms that attach to the intestines. If your dog has tapeworms you might see worm segments that look like grains of rice in his poop.
There are about 14 difference species of tapeworm. Fleas carry tapeworm eggs so if your dog has fleas, he could get tapeworm.
Tapeworm segments themselves aren’t infectious, but your dog can get tapeworms by eating intermediate hosts like fleas and lice, as well as rodents, rabbits or large animals such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs or deer.
If your dog has tapeworms he may not show any signs of illness, but over time his coat may start to look dull and he may lose his appetite or lose a little weight.
Most adult dogs don’t show symptoms but can spread the infection through their feces, which contaminate the soil.
Whipworms attach to the mucous membranes (mucosa) lining the cecum and colon (both part of the large intestine), where they feed on your dog’s blood.
Adult whipworms are two to three inches long, tapered at one end, like a whip – hence the name.
Your dog can get whipworms from swallowing whipworm eggs in soil or water that contain dog feces. Signs of whipworms are diarrhea, vomiting and weight loss.
Whipworm eggs survive in the environment for a long time, so reinfection after treatment is quite common.
Roundworms live and reproduce in the small intestine. Adult roundworms are one to seven inches long and look like spaghetti.
Roundworms have microscopic eggs so your dog can pick them up in his environment, or by eating infected animals like birds or rodents.
For most adult dogs roundworms are low risk and don’t cause health problems.
But if you have a pregnant female with roundworms, she can transmit them to her puppies during pregnancy; in puppies roundworms can be more serious, causing diarrhea and vomiting, and may result in malnutrition and impaired growth.
If your dog has roundworm, he may look pot bellied, and may be lethargic or weak. He may also have diarrhea or vomiting, show signs of abdominal pain, and a dull coat. Weight loss can mean a more significant infection.
Hookworms also live mainly in the small intestine. They’re grey and between ½ and ¾ inch long.
The front end of the worm has a hook that attaches to the intestinal lining, where it feeds on your dog’s blood. Your dog can pick up hookworm larvae from the soil, through his mouth or through the skin on his pads.
Most adult dogs develop some immunity to hookworms, but if your dog is immune compromised he can be more susceptible to infection. Diarrhea and vomiting are the usual symptoms of hookworm.
Nursing females can transmit hookworm larvae to newborn puppies through milk, which can cause chronic diarrhea (often with blood or mucus) and anemia. Signs of anemia include weakness, depression, lethargy and pale mucous membranes (like the gums).
Why do you need Worm Free Naturally for dogs?
It’s a natural dog wormer that works mechanically, not chemically, to microscopically abrade the outer coating of parasites, causing dehydration and loss of body fluid. Which makes it fatal to the worms, but harmless to your dog.
And because it’s not a chemical, but a natural dog wormer, parasites don’t build up an immunity. Rotating wormers becomes unnecessary, saving you time and money.
Chemical vs Natural Dog Wormer
There are many different drugs available for deworning your dog and, like any drugs, they all have side effects.
Wormfree Naturally is an effective natural dog wormer you can use, so there’s no need to use drugs that can cause side effects and harm your dog.
Just read about some of the adverse effects that have been reported for common de-worming drugs and I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s not worth the risk to your dog.
Here are some examples of the adverse drug events reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the most common active ingredients in de-worming drugs.
Will my dog eat a natural dog wormer?
Wormfree Naturally is easily added to wet or dry food and most dogs don’t even notice its there. Since worms are in the environment there’s no sure way to keep your dog from being exposed and potentially reinfected. Many pet owners give it year round as maintenance to stop a re-occurrence. It makes sense to use prevention, rather than cure an infestion of worms in your dog. Keeping your yard free of poop will also help prevent your dog from picking up intestinal worms.
Probiotics and the immune system
Probiotics help maintain a good balance of healthy gut bacteria and can strengthen your dog’s immune system and help him keep worms at bay. Wormfree Naturally contains organic probiotics along with vitamins and trace minerals every dog needs to stay healthy.