How to Deworm Your Cat Naturally

By Emily Jones

Worms are a very common problem in cats. Symptoms your cat may display that she has worms are vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea. There are many over the counter deworming medications for cats, but many pet owners prefer natural remedies that are less expensive, safer and just as effective.

Feed your cat some food grade diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells that work by cutting into the bodies of worms and other parasites with its very sharp edges, which kills them. Mix two teaspoons of diatomaceous earth in your cat’s wet food twice a day for a minimum of 30 days to eliminate internal parasites and worms.

Treat your cat’s worms with some wormwood herbal wormer. According to Vet Info, this safe and natural herb is very effective against worms and parasites. Read and follow the directions carefully on the label. You can find wormwood herbal wormers at your local pet store.

Give your cat some finely ground raw pumpkin seed to naturally treat worms. Pumpkin seeds are anti-parasitic and full of valuable nutrients for your cat. Use a blender or food grinder to finely grind the pumpkin seed and mix one teaspoon in your cat’s wet food daily to effectively kill worms.

Dust your cat in food grade diatomaceous earth once a week to kill the fleas that cause worms in your pet. Fleas transmit worms to your cat that can lead to disease. Diatomaceous earth not only kills internal parasites, but it also kills external parasites like fleas that can give your pet worms. Make sure you go outside and use a dust mask when applying, so you do not inhale the fine dust particles.

Prevent your cat from becoming infested with worms and other parasites. Keep her indoors as much as possible and check her feces regularly for signs of worms. If you notice any, treat your cat immediately to kill the parasites and prevent infestation.