I have a 7 week old puppy, can I give him garlic to get rid of his worms? I can not afford the vet bill right now
By Tbaby from Detroit, MI
By Anonymous 08/10/2010
Garlic is deadly to dogs and cats! Actually, anything in the allium family is and, besides a few other possible problems that can occur, it causes anemia! Please just take a fresh stool sample to your vets office and they will let you know what you need to do for worming and you do not have to pay for a vet visit doing that just the testing for the stool sample. Better safe than sorry because there are different kinds of worms and each need different medications and dosages depending on the dogs weight!
By Virginia G. 08/10/2010
I have used over the counter meds to worm my dogs with lots of success. Also you can buy worming medicine online at various pet stores. You do not need to visit a vet to buy the meds for worming.
By Danialle 08/10/2010
Please see your Vet. I don't mean to sound nasty or cruel, but if you can't afford the vet bills, you shouldn't have gotten a animal that will need vet care just as a baby needs Dr's. care.
By Sherri 08/10/2010
Hello, I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years and the answer is no. Please take a stool sample to your Vet and have them check for worms and which kind they are. You Vet can treat them with medication once he/she finds out which type of worms they are. There is no home remedy to get rid of worms, it is an old wives tale. Good luck.
By Frances Adams 08/07/2010
You can try some of the over the counter wormers, and give it according to label directions. Make sure it is safe for the pups age and weight before buying.
By green living 08/07/2010
I had always heard that garlic was good for your pet, after loosing my chocolate Cocker Spaniel to unknown reasons.
I read that garlic, grapes, nuts and apples, especially the seeds were deadly to a dog, don't know if it is true, but I was guilty of giving my dog grapes and an apple now and then to eat. They said that grapes would cause kidney failure.
I use Diatomaceous Earth to worm my little Cocker spaniel, Daisy. Diatomaceous Earth can be used by humans, all animals, plants and insects, very inexpensive for the amount you get.
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I have a 9 week old boxer that has worms and I heard that garlic is good for getting rid of worms. How much do I use? Can I use garlic powder or does it need to be cloves of garlic?
Laila from Waxahachie, TX
Hope this helps! (04/29/2008)
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