Is there something I can add to kitten and cat food to rid them of worms. For example, spices or food that I can add. There are over 30 cats and kittens, some are wild.
Diane from Fontana, CA
Try a small amount of raw finely grated turnip mixed in wet food.
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You may want to try to get ahold of some diatomaceous earth (not the kind for swimming pools) as this is a completely natural substance that is sold at some garden supply stores. It's nature's insect killer (anything with an external skeleton) and will kill internal parasites without any harmful effects on your cats. In fact, if you've ever eaten flour you have consumed it yourself because it's put in silos to control insects because it's safe for human and animal consumption. May have to repeat giving to the cats sprinkled over the food, but it's cheap and won't hurt a thing (might dry your hands out and that's it). (01/02/2009)
These are all good ideas; one that has worked for me for years with all of my animals from horses to dogs and cats is MSM. Its a sulfur compound used most often to help with arthritis and joint issues. If you add a tablespoon or so to their water every day the MSM will cause the parasites to not be able to attach to the intestinal wall, and will kill the ones already attached. While I worm my horses twice a year to be on the safe side they have never shown any evidence of parasites in their manure afterward and an intestinal scope has always shown them to be clear, same for the dogs and cats. (01/06/2009)
Food grade diatomaceous earth is a natural organic wormer that is effective against all intestinal worms and parasites. Externally it's great to simply dehydrate fleas as well. I take it, my employees take it, my children, and grandchildren, as well as my 100 animal guardians - 365 days/year.
You're in Fontana and there's a retail store in Riverside.
Simply put it in their food. It works great. I feed it to all incoming rescues and ferals that are brought to us. (01/09/2009)
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