10 Best Home Remedies For Worms In Dogs

5. Wormwood

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  • Take a quarter teaspoon of wormwood (dried) and add it to the dog food.
  • Feed once in a day and do not continue for more than 3 consecutive days.

Note: For dogs that are small, do not exceed a quarter teaspoon whereas for bigger dogs, do not exceed ½ teaspoon of this herb. Make sure to give along with dog food and not alone.  

How Does This Work?

Wormwood: This herb is one of the best ways to de-worm a dog. In fact, wormwood has been used since ages to expel tapeworms, threadworms, and roundworms. It is effective due to the presence of tannins and volatile oils in them. However, these can also prove dangerous to dogs if the right dosage is not given. So, use it with care.

The Remedy Is Not Goof, If:

  • You are overdosing the herb to your dog. It can damage the nervous system.
  • Your dog is pregnant.
  • Your dog is suffering from seizures.
  • Your dog has liver and kidney problems.

4. Black Walnut Hull

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  • Take either powered black walnut hull or use the oil form.
  • Use 1 drop in the dog food once in a day for every 10 pounds of dog’s body weight.

Note: Begin with an extremely low dosage: about 1 – 2 drops for every 10 pounds of dog’s body weight and gradually increase by 1 – 2 drops a day until the parasites are eliminated. The black walnut remedy is used when wormwood and pumpkin seeds fail. However, it is highly toxic if a wrong dosage is given.

How Does This Work?

Black Walnut: Black walnut is one of the best home remedies for worms in dogs. It helps in eliminating intestinal worms, tapeworms, and heartworms. Though it is safer than other commercial dewormers, it can be toxic if administered in a wrong way.

Hence, if you are not sure about it, consult your vet. Black walnut acts as a strong vermifuge (destroys parasites). It has active ingredients like alkaloids, natural iodine, astringent tannins, juglone that is known to have worm-killing (anthelmintic) properties that greatly help in de-worming a dog.

Simultaneously, administer ground seeds of milk thistle for every 50 pounds of dog’s body weight. Continue giving milk thistle for about 1 week after the ending of black walnut. This is optional but just that it is effective. But then again, be careful with the dosage.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You are exceeding the recommended dosage. It can cause serious effects in dogs.
  • Your dog has diarrhea and gastritis.
  • Your dog is pregnant.
  • Your dog is suffering from vomiting.

3. Oregon Grape



  • Buy Oregon grape in its tincture form.
  • Give 12 drops of it for every 20 pounds of your dog’s body weight.
  • Give Oregon grape two times a day.

Note: The therapeutic properties of this herb have been proven. Give 12 drops of this tincture two times a day and not more.

How Does This Work?

Oregon Grape: This herb works the best on intestinal parasites because they have a compound called berberine in them. This constituent protects the dog’s body against parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Also, Oregon grape exhibits immune-boosting, infection-fighting, and antiseptic properties.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • Your dog has heart problems.
  • Your dog is pregnant.
  • Your dog has liver issues.
  • You are not administering the right dosage.