Worming your pets and animals naturally
Parasites can be something that can impact your pets and animal health. They will all at some stage get worms, and many people don’t want to use toxic chemicals. So what can you do naturally to keep them worm free?
Worm over the Full Moon
The best thing you can do to keep your animal’s worm free is to worm them around the full moon. This is because the body’s circadian rhythm responds to the moons cycles. The circadian rhythm is a natural process that regulates the sleep-wake cycles of the body. Usually the body has a good balance of the hormones serotonin (awake) and melatonin (sleep). But around the full moon the body produces more serotonin than melatonin, so it is awake more than asleep (this can be why you don’t sleep well over the full moon). Melatonin helps with sleep and also controls the immune system, less sleep = a lower immune system to fight off parasites.
Serotonin is a feel good neurotransmitter and worms have receptors to this, it helps them to be more active. So the more serotonin, the more active the worms are, they detach and move around the body, once they are detached they are easier to expel.
The great thing about worming over the full moon is that the expulsion won’t affect the flora of the animals gut and they won’t lose weight or condition, it is a gentle cleanse.
So what can you use to worm your pets and animals?
At Natural Pet we have several products for worming that cover the common parasites complaints that animals get.
Horswrm – in our Eponacare range for horses
Farm WRM – in our Agripathics range for all farm animals including chicken.
Other natural options:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – helps to increase the alkaline levels in the body, it not only helps the animal to absorb nutrients and minerals more effectively, but also expels worms.
Cats / Dogs – ¼ - 1 teaspoon into food or water daily
Horses and cattle – up to 1 cup onto feed or hay daily
Pumpkin seeds – are a great natural dewormer. They contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyse the worms so they can be expelled. Next time you cut up a pumpkin, save the seeds, dry them for a few days, and then grind them into a powder in the kitchen whiz. Sprinkle this on food at least a day before and after a full moon.
Cats/Dogs – 1teaspoon – 1 tablespoon daily
Horses / Cattle – ½ cup into feed daily
Best times to do it?
Four days prior to a full moon and then at least 1 day after, is the best time for optimum results.
Posted: Thu 04 Jun 2020