You love your cat and want them to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, cats can get parasites, just like humans can. And while they’re not life-threatening in most cases (and especially if you catch them early), they can cause a lot of discomfort for your feline friend and make their overall health worse. The good news is there are natural remedies for treating these parasites that you can use at home without spending a fortune on vet bills or medications.
Natural parasite treatment for cats is a proven home remedy for eliminating fleas and ticks from your cat. This unique formula uses the power of essential oils and herbs to suffocate both the larvae and adults of the flea population, as well as ticks. It works to rid cats of internal parasites, too.
This treatment technique is a natural and safe parasitic treatment to eliminate fleas, mites, and other internal parasites from your cat. The natural parasite treatment works by controlling the growth of parasites, effectively managing infestations by eliminating all stages of the parasite life cycle, as well as cleaning up your cat’s environment.
Herbal Parasite Treatment
Herbal parasite treatments are not as strong or powerful as chemical alternatives (like Frontline Plus), but they do have the advantage of being 100% natural and safe for your cat to ingest. Some herbal treatments also contain ingredients that help boost the immune system so that the cat’s body will naturally fight off any parasites that may be present in their system without having to resort to medication. They can be used as a preventative as well as a cure, and they work on both cats and dogs, as well as humans. Here are some natural options for helping your cat fight off these unwanted guests.
#1. Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano is a powerful antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial that can be used to treat both internal and external parasites. It’s also safe for cats and dogs. Oil of oregano can be used topically or taken internally. It’s great for fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites.
#2. Fresh and Dried Garlic
Garlic is a natural parasite treatment for cats. It can be used in several ways: as a supplement, as food, and even as part of an herbal oil blend. Garlic can help your cat with internal parasites and worms, but it can also be used to treat other conditions as well.
Fresh garlic is the best choice for cats because it contains allicin, which is responsible for its ability to kill parasites and ward off viruses but dried garlic contains some of these properties too.
#3. Papaya Seeds
Papaya seeds are a good source of protein and can be used as a laxative, but they can also be used to treat tapeworms and roundworms. When ingested by your cat, papaya seeds will pass through the digestive tract without being broken down by the body or absorbed into the bloodstream. When they reach the large intestine, they will cause irritation that causes your cat to have diarrhea or constipation the latter is preferable for this purpose because it helps expel worms.
#4. Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract is a natural treatment for parasites, including tapeworms. The active ingredient in olive leaf extract that kills parasites is oleuropein, which works by disrupting the life cycle of worms and other parasites. Olive leaf extract can be used in liquid or capsule form, but should never be given to your cat without first consulting with your veterinarian.
A few drops of olive oil every day will also help keep fleas away from your cat. Olive leaf extract can safely be used alongside other medications, including prescription meds prescribed by a licensed veterinarian or over-the-counter drugs like feline heartworm preventatives.
Turmeric is a spice that’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-fungal properties. It’s also antimicrobial, which means it can kill off bacterial and fungal infections. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is what gives turmeric its yellow color.
When using this natural parasite treatment for cats, remember:
Turmeric should be given to cats in small doses (a pinch or two) once a day for three days. After three days of giving your cat turmeric every day, stop giving it.
#6. Fennel Seeds and Dandelion Root Tea
Fennel seeds are a natural anti-parasitic. Dandelion root tea is also a natural anti-parasitic. These two herbs work synergistically and are both great at killing off the parasites in your cat’s body.
#7. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
GSE is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent that has been used for centuries to not only treat but also prevent infections in humans. GSE can be applied topically to the skin or used internally. The essential oil of grapefruit contains terpenes, limonene, and citral, which are known to have potent antiviral properties against Herpes viruses such as HSV-1 & 2.
GSE also kills fungal organisms such as Candida albicans (yeast infections), Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ringworm), and Toxocara canis (roundworms).
The remedies for parasite treatment in cats can be both holistic and effective. Natural remedies can be used alongside chemical ones. Many of these natural remedies can also treat more than just parasites, making them a good choice for cats who have other health issues.
Natural parasiticides work by attacking the digestive system of parasites so that they cannot absorb nutrients from their hosts’ bodies, resulting in death within a few weeks after ingestion. As with most ailments that affect our feline friends, it’s important to keep your cat’s immune system strong by providing plenty of rest and nutrition (including vitamins). If you’re able to get your hands on some fresh herbs or natural remedies such as olive leaf extract or oil of oregano definitely give them a try.