Herbal Cat Wormer Treatments

Cats may get infected with different parasites and worms and these cause discomfort and poor health. There are numerous cat wormer treatments available; herbal dewormers may also be used to eliminate worms in felines.

Feline Intestinal Worms

The most common worms that affect felines are the roundworms and the hookworms. Tapeworms may also be present in cats. Kittens are more susceptible to contracting intestinal worms.

These parasites can be transmitted from other infected cats or through the ingestion of feces or contaminated soil or water. Roundworms can be transmitted to humans as well.

The worms will cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, dull coat, flaky skin, dehydration, anemia or irritability and sudden behavior changes. These symptoms occur by the time the intestinal worms have reached maturity. In rare cases, the cat will not display any symptoms.

Herbal Cat Wormers

The herbal cat wormers will be effective in eliminating the worms from the cat’s intestines. In addition, the herbal cat wormers will also prevent the occurrence of parasites and will have a cleansing effect on the cat’s colon, regulating the normal excretion of feces and relieving constipation or diarrhea.

The wormers may eliminate bad breath, gas and bloating, which are common in cats with parasites.

The herbal wormers contain different ingredients including:

  • Barberry root bark
  • Fennel seeds
  • Rhubarb roots
  • Ginger root
  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Cascara sagrada bark
  • Safflower oil

These ingredients are safe for all cats, including kittens. Unlike other dewormer treatments, the herbal cat wormer remedies will not have side effects and will not cause irritation in more sensitive cats.

The wormers should be administered orally and can be added to the cat’s food. These herbal wormers may be purchased as capsules in pet health stores. The dose for an adult cat is 1 capsule with every meal.

The treatment should be administered for 2 weeks, after which the parasites should be gone. During the first days of the treatment, the cat may have diarrhea, as this is a common side effect of the treatment.

The treatment can be repeated to prevent the occurrence of new parasites.

Other Worm Treatments

The traditional deworming treatments are the dewormer capsules which vary according to the parasites they are administered for.

These dewormers are effective in removing the parasites and the eggs or larvae, but may cause allergic reactions in more sensitive cats (i.e. lack of appetite, intestinal problems, diarrhea or vomiting).

The most common commercial wormer treatment include Drontal and Panacur.

The dewormers should be administered every 3 months, to prevent the reinfestation with intestinal parasites.

Knowing all the treatment options available for removing intestinal worms can be helpful, as you can choose whichever you consider fit. The herbal cat wormer treatments can be effective, having a cleansing effect as well and will not cause side effects; the traditional dewormers are also efficient, but may cause a few side effects.