Natural treatment for catworms or intestinal parasites in cats are applied only after getting a correct diagnosis from your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can perform different tests to determine what organism has been bothering your cat. The advice of the veterinarian is needed after observing sypmtoms of having intestinal parasites in your cat such as dark tarry stool, diarrhea, vomiting, slow weight gain, weight loss and a potbelly. But over-the-counter medications to be prescribed by the vet are often not effective. So you might be considering natural remedies or some other options.
A very effective natural treatment for catworms is important for your cat. If an infestation will not be resolved, the condition will deprive your pet of very important nutrients needed to grow and be healthy. Your cat also may infect other cats and other animals when not treated properly. Even without symptoms, cats who love to stray outdoors should be checked by a veterinarian through her stool sample to make sure if your cat has or has no worms.
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
One natural treatment for catworms are raw organic pumpkin seeds that have been proven effective for hookworms and tapeworms. This treatment should be considered especially if your cat is a rodent- lover. One teaspoon of the ground seed is required for each 10 lbs of body weight of the cat. The seeds should be ground to a powder form and can be mixed with your pets daily good and can even serve as a good dietary supplement since it is a good source of zinc and vitamin A.
Another natural treatment for catworms is garlic. It is an effective fighting activity especially against a parasite known as giardia while boosting the immune system. However, garlic has the capability of warding of all kinds of worms in cats after being minced or pressed and added to your cat’s daily food. One-fourth to one-half clove of garlic can do the trick and can also be added to a small amount of warm cream.
Papaya works well against parasites such as roundworms in pigs and works as well in cats. The green matured papaya can provide for the protein digestion of old muco-protein and parasites. Finely grated carrot about 2 tablespoons or 2 teaspoons can be added to your cat’s diet to maintain a clean digestive track while making your cat less prone to worm infestations.
A very common anti-parasitic and natural treatment for catworms is black walnut which is effective against tapeworms. The dosage is 1 capsule of ground herb per 20 lbs. of cat body weight. However, dosage should not be exceeded and usage shall be recommended first by your veterinarian. Turmeric or curcumin contains four compounds with antiparasitic action while reducing inflammation and damage to the intestine due to worm infestation. It has also the capability to protect the liver of your cat against side effects of prescription drug wormers.