How To Deworm a Puppy Naturally?

Yikes, your puppy has worms! Before you panic, know that worms can be very common in puppies. But with puppy's fragile little systems you want to be careful - and use the least invasive process as possible. So, you are probably now wondering how to deworm a puppy naturally. Good for you, because roundworm and tapeworm can impact your sweet little puppy's health. To keep your puppy all health regular deworming from an early age is likely needed. And, we're super happy that pet parents are switching to natural forms of deworming to avoid nasty side effects.

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How to Deworm a Puppy Naturally?

Some naturally available deworming foods include:

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of protein, fiber, and an amino acid called cucurbitacin. It is this amino acid that can paralyze the worm and can help to easily eliminate them from your puppy's intestines. These seeds are used in full or fine ground powder in your dog's diet. We like to grind them in a coffee grinder and sprinkle them on our puppy's food - to learn more, read this article from one of our experts.


Papaya, while truly yummy, contains a natural enzyme called papain that has anthelmintic properties. Papain helps expel parasitic worms from your puppy's body by stunning or killing them, and without causing damage to your pup. This is why papaya is a great choice for deworming young puppies. Papaya fruit can be used directly, or its seeds are used in powder form.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can act as a natural treatment against worms in puppies - and it can make a spiffy salad dressing too! When you feed it to your puppy in the right amounts their gut alkalinity increases, making it an inhospitable place for worms to live. You can put ¼-1 teaspoon into your puppy's drinking water for worm treatment.

All Three?

Yes indeed - you can make a simple paste using all three of the above natural treatments. Just mix them together and put into your puppy's food. You'll find just the right amount of ACV to include as some dogs have an aversion to the smell, as well as the taste. Treating your puppy with natural products is a great way to keep your furry baby healthy, but they still needs regular veterinary visit for their routine health checkups.
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