A Natural Approach to Deworming Your Cat
Keeping your cat free of worms is a big concern for most cat owners. Typical deworming drugs don’t always work and can have nasty side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased salivation. It is possible to worm a cat naturally and avoid adverse reactions.
While chemical deworming drugs can be risky and ineffective, there is a more natural common sense approach that is easy to implement and not only will keep your cat from getting infested with worms, but also healthier.
In 3 easy steps you can improve the overall health of your feline family member and keep them free of the harmful effects of intestinal parasites.
Step 1: A Healthy Immune System
The first step to keeping your cat worm free naturally starts with a strong immune system. The quality of the food you feed can make all the difference. Be sure to choose a cat food high in protein and balanced with vitamins and minerals. Some things to look for:
- High-quality animal protein mentioned as the first two ingredients
- Free of gluten, corn and grains
- Avoid unspecified meat sources. Avoid artificial colors and added flavoring, and artificial preservatives.
- Avoid ingredients such as onion, and chives which may be toxic to cats
Step 2: Flea Control
Did you know that tapeworms can come from fleas? Fleas can be infected with tapeworms so if your cat ingests an infected flea while grooming that flea can transmit a tiny tapeworm that will continue to grow into an adult tapeworm.
Using chemicals to control fleas is just as bad an idea as using chemical dewormers. Choose a natural flea control method that kills and repels with ingredients that are safe for you and your cat. Bug Zap Naturally-Natural Flea Control contains safe ingredients that effectively kill and repel fleas and ticks but aren’t harmful or toxic.
- Bug Zap Naturally-Natural Flea Prevention$39.95 – $54.95
Feed Your Cat Kelp
Diane Stein, in her book “The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats,” says after three weeks of kelp supplementation there is a noticeable reduction in fleas on animals who have an infestation.
Kelp also strengthens the immune system, enhances skin, coat, and has even been shown useful to treat cancer, heart disease, mange, old age problems, and thyroid gland regulation.
Step 3: Natural Cat Dewormer
Pumpkin seeds have been used for years as a remedy for intestinal parasites. HerbaWorm Naturally-Herbal Cat Dewormer contains a powerful blend of herbs, including pumpkin seed that work quickly to rid your cat of worms. Herbs that repel and expel parasites while soothing and healing the digestive tract, promoting a healthy immune response.
Worm Free Naturally is a great option for deworming your cat. The natural ingredients in Worm Free Naturally slowly dehydrate the worms until they are dispelled through the digestive system.
- Worm Free Naturally Natural Cat Wormer$34.95 – $59.95
The added benefit of Kelp, Vitamins A, D & E, and Probiotics improve the health of your feline friend and strengthen the immune system. Just a small amount added to food once daily is all you need to keep your cat dewormed, naturally.