How To Do a Parasite Cleanse On Your Dog!
Updated: Nov 23
Did you know you don't have to use harsh dewormers from the veterinarian for your precious fur baby? There are so many natural options available that are healthier for your dog! Dogs should do a parasite cleanse 2-4 times per year, as maintenance (just like humans).
Disclaimers: Use these for your dogs during the full moon cycles ONLY (with the exception of diatomaceous earth, apple cider vinegar, and liver/kidney support, which can be used more often)! If you’re using tinctures with alcohol, put the drops into hot water first for 15-30 minutes, in order to burn off the alcohol, before mixing it into your dog’s food. If your dog is on ANY medications, or has serious health issues, please consult your veterinarian, before using any of these.
*Nothing in this document is to be taken as medical advice. Everything stated here is for educational purposes only. What you choose to incorporate from this educational document is done of your own free will.
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*DO NOT give your dog everything on this list at once! Chose ONE product to kill parasites/pathogens, ONE liver/kidney support, and ONE binder to use at a time, during the full moon cycles.
Killing Pathogens/Parasites in Dogs:
*Oil of Oregano - Never give it to your dog undiluted and don’t use on pregnant dogs, lactating dogs, or puppies.
Small Dogs - 1 drop per day
Medium Dogs - 2 drops per day
Large Dogs - 3 drops per day
*Olive Leaf - Olive leaf can cause digestive upset in some dogs. If your dog reacts poorly to this, try a different option. Don’t use on pregnant dogs, lactating dogs, or puppies.
Small Dogs … ¼ tsp daily
Medium Dogs … ½ tsp daily
Large Dogs … 1 tsp daily
*Apple Cider Vinegar - Add ¼ to 1 tsp of raw organic ACV to your dog’s water bowl, or his food every day, or during the full moon cycles.
*Black Seed Oil - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per day, depending on the size of the dog. Very small dogs might need a little less than 1/4 teaspoon.
*Garlic - Don’t use garlic for pregnant dogs, lactating dogs, or puppies.
5 lbs … ⅙ tsp per day
10 lbs … ⅓ tsp per day
15 lbs … ½ tsp per day
20 lbs … ⅔ tsp per day
25 lbs … 1 tsp per day
*Ginger - Grate it fresh & add it to your dog’s food. You can use oil, but you will want to cut the following dosages in half:
1/4 tsp or less for small dogs
1/2 tsp for medium dogs
3/4 tsp for large dogs
1 tsp for extra large dogs
*Goldenseal - This is very bitter, so you may need to disguise the flavor with a treat or mix it into your dog’s food. Do not use on pregnant dogs, lactating dogs, or puppies. Give 5 to 10 drops of tincture per 20 lbs daily
*Pumpkin Seeds - You can feed your dog ground, raw, hulled pumpkin seeds, spread over meals each day.
1 cup per day for extra-large dogs from 100 lbs and up
¾ cup per day for large dogs 50 to 100 dogs
½ cup per day for medium dogs 30 to 50 lbs
¼ cup per day for small dogs 15 to 30 lbs
1-2 tsp per day for toy dogs up to 15 lbs
*Wormwood - Don’t use on pregnant dogs, lactating dogs, or puppies.
1 drop in food per day for small dogs.
2 drops in food per day for medium dogs.
3 drops in food per day for large dogs.
*Diatomaceous Earth - It must be food grade! It can be added to wet food, or their water bowl. Start with a lower dosage than recommended and work up slowly/gently. Should be used for at least 30 days in a row to achieve full benefits.
Small Dogs - up to 1/2 teaspoon per day
Dogs up to 50 ponds - up to 1 teaspoon per day
Dogs 50-100 pounds up to 1 tablespoon per day
Dogs over 100 pounds - up to 2 tablespoons per day
Binders For Dogs:
*Cilantro - Start with a lower dosage than recommended and work up slowly/gently.
Avoid use of the stems.
Fresh - 1/4 teaspoon per day per 20 pounds
Dried - 1 shake per day every 10 pounds
Tincture - 1 drop per 20 pounds
*Chlorella - Start with a lower dosage than recommended and work up slowly/gently.
Under 25 pounds - up to 250 mg per day
25-50 pounds - up to 500 mg per day
50 pounds and over - up to 750-1,000 mg per day
Liver & Kidney Support For Dogs:
*Licorice - Don’t use on pregnant dogs, lactating doss, or puppies. Start with a lower dosage than recommended and work up slowly/gently.
Dried Root - Finely chop/grind the dried root & put 1 tsp of the root into 1 cup of water that was just boiled. Steep for about 20 - 40 minutes & let the tea cool. Use up to 1/4 cup for small dogs, up to 1/2 cup for dogs 25-45 pounds, and up to 1 cup for dogs over 45 pounds. Add it to your dog’s food, or give it by syringe. Leftovers can be refrigerated.
Powder - The powder can be added to your dog's food. Use up to 1/8 teaspoon for dogs up to 11 pounds, up to 1/4 teaspoon for dogs between 12-25 pounds, up to 1/2 teaspoon for dogs 25-45 pounds, and up to 1 teaspoon for dogs larger than 45 pounds.
Tincture: Can be mixed into your dog’s food. Dogs up to 5 pounds can have 2-3 drops per day, dogs 6-10 pounds can have 1/4 ml per day, dogs 11-15 pounds can have 1/2 ml per day, dogs 16-20 pounds can have 3/4 ml per day, dogs 21-25 pounds can have 1 ml per day, dogs 26-31 pounds can have 1.25 ml or 1/4 teaspoon per day, dogs 32-37 pounds can have 1.5 ml per day, dogs 38-43 pounds can have 1.75 ml per day, dogs 44-50 pounds can have 2 ml per day, dogs 51-56 pounds can have 2.25 ml per day, dogs 57-62 pounds can have 2.5 or 1/2 teaspoon per day, dogs 63-68 pounds can have 2.75 ml per day, dogs 69-75 pounds can have 3 ml per day, dogs 76-87 pounds can have 3.5 ml per day, dogs 88-100 pounds can have 4 ml per day, dogs 101-112 pounds can have 4.5 ml per day, & dogs over 112 pounds can have 5 ml or 1 teaspoon per day.
*Dandelion - Start with a lower dosage than recommended and work up slowly/gently.
Tincture - Give 1 drop per 1 pound of body weight.
Fresh Leaves - The leaves can be cut & sprinkled into your pet's food (you can also steam them to soften them up first). Use up to 1/2 a leaf for small dogs, up to 1 whole leaf for larger dogs, and up to 1.5 leaves for extra large dogs.
Dried Root - Finely chop/grind the dried root & add 1 tsp of root into 1 cup of water that has just been boiled. Steep for 20 - 40 minutes & let the tea cool. Use up to 1/4 cup for small dogs, up to 1/2 cup for dogs 25-45 pounds, and up to 1 cup for dogs over 45 pounds. Add it to your dog’s food, or give it by syringe. Leftovers can be refrigerated.