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How to safely control internal parasites

Posted Nov 22 2012 12:52pm
Killing Parasitic Eggs and Worms in the Yard - Clean any outdoor kennel area. Remove and properly dispose of fecal material daily. Clean the kennel's floor surfaces with a solution of Safe Solutions Tweetmint Enzyme Cleaner 1-2 ounces and 1/2 cup of borax per gallon of water.. Steam clean the floors to kill any remaining eggs. Remove all animal waste from the yard. Place animal waste in a garbage bag rather than tossing it on a compost pile, into shrubs or any other location. Prune back shade-giving structures such as trees or bushes in the yard. This will expose the yard to more direct sunlight. The direct sunlight is harmful to the worm eggs and will kill them over time. Finally. lightly spread diatomaceous earth in the yard. This substance contains organisms that may destroy the worm eggs and/or hatched worms may also eat it, killing them. But, it will also kill the fleas. Reports of safe and far more effective internal parasite elimination using food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE) include: Tape worms, hook worms, whip worms, round worms, pinworms, lung worms and heart worms. Tapeworms live in the small intestines and vary from less than an inch to several feet in length. The head of the worm fastens to the wall of the gut by hooks and suckers. The body is composed of segments that contain the egg packets. To cure tapeworm infection, the head must be destroyed. If it is not, the worm will regenerate. The body segments containing the eggs are passed in the feces. Fresh, moist segments are about one-quarter inch (6 mm) long and are capable of moving. Occasionally you may see them crawling through the fur near your dog’s anus. When dry, they resemble kernels of rice. Some dogs experience anal itching from the segments. Tapeworms will drain nutrition from your dog but not to the extent that ascarids, hookworms, and whipworms will. The common tapeworm of dogs is Dipylidium caninum. Fleas and lice serve as intermediate hosts when they ingest the eggs. A dog must bite or swallow an infected flea or louse to acquire the parasite. A human could also acquire D. caninum if they accidentally swallow an infected flea. Several species of Taenia, another type of tapeworm, parasitize dogs. Taenia are acquired by eating infected rodents, rabbits, and sheep. Diphyllobothrium species are found encysted in the organs of fish. These tapeworms are found in the northern United States and Canada. Prevention: The common dog tapeworm can be controlled by eliminating fleas and lice from the environment. Dogs should be confined to prevent them from roaming and eating dead animals. Avoid feeding your dog uncooked meat and raw game. Public health considerations: Echinococcus granulosa and Echinococcus multiocularis are both significant public health problems. Dogs and humans can acquire the infection from eating contaminated uncooked meat, and, in the case of dogs, by feeding on the carcass of an infected animal. Humans can also acquire the disease by ingesting eggs passed in the feces of dogs. Since humans are not the definitive host, adult worms do not develop. Instead, the larvae produce large cysts in their liver, lungs, and brain. These cysts are called hydatids, and they can cause serious illness and even death in people. Echinococcus granulosus is found in the southern, western, and southwestern United States-areas where sheep and cattle are common. Although dog-to-human transmission is rare, a number of human cases (presumably from eating uncooked meat) are reported each year. If your dog runs free in a rural area where this tapeworm could be a problem, ask your veterinarian to check her stool for tapeworms twice a year. This species of tapeworm can be identified only after the head has been recovered by effective deworming. Until a definite diagnosis is made, a dog with a tapeworm that could be Echinococcus must be handled with extreme care to avoid fecal contamination of hands and food. The cure to virtually all internal parasites is simple, safe and effective - The governments of the United States and Canada both recognize that Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe to use in animal foods. Diatomaceous Earth prevents "clumping" of feed particles by keeping them separate, so the surface area of feed exposed to the digestive processes - both bacterial and enzymatic - is increased and therefore more feed is actually digested and utilized. Diatomaceous Earth contains a small amount of 15 trace minerals. Thousands of animal owners and livestock breeders have discovered that adding Diatomaceous Earth to their animals' rations has produced a number of incredible benefits. Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth's ecology since prehistoric times. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder to us. It is a mineral based pesticide. DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural (not calcined or flux calcined) compound. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural grade diatomite. However, the continual breathing of any dust should he absolutely avoided. You must wear a dust mask when applying it as it can irritate the mucous membranes in the nose and mouth. Once the DE dust has settled it won't bother you. Food grade diatomaceous earth has been used for many years as a natural wormer for livestock. Some believe diatomaceous earth scratches and dehydrates parasites. Other scientists believe that diatomaceous earth is a de-ionizer or de-energizer of worms or parasites. Regardless, people report definite control. Virtually all internal parasites can be controlled by giving Diatomaceous Earth internally. It is very important to note that it must be food grade – the earth used in gardens and pool filters can damage humans and animals. Diatomaceous Earth can usually eliminate roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms within seven days of being fed daily. To be most effective, food grade diatomaceous earth must be fed long enough to catch all newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested by many, 90 days is advised for lungworms. Food grade diatomaceous earth works in a purely physical/mechanical manner, not chemical and thus has no chemical toxicity. Best yet, parasites will not build up a tolerance/immunity to its chemical reaction, so rotation of wormers is unnecessary. The earth is also effective on fleas, ticks, lice. and other insects and can be applied to sleeping areas and rubbed into a pet's fur to prevent the fleas that carry tapeworm eggs. A mixture of feed incorporating 2% diatomaceous earth was sent to three zoos for evaluation. John Ball Park of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Brookfield Zoo of Chicago Illinois; and Buffalo Zoo of Buffalo, New York. John Ball and Buffalo Zoos reported that their black bears on the special feed showed a better coat and clearer eyes. The primates fed at the Brookfield Zoo displayed a pronounced improvement in both appearance and behavior. Stool samples taken at all three zoos showed an absence of any internal parasites - adult or egg. Parasites in these animals were present prior to using the diatomaceous earth food mixture. A Bison rancher in Alberta conducted fecal test samples to check for parasites after using diatomaceous earth for several weeks. His tests came out negative. Neither he nor his vet believed it, so they took more samples from different Bison, from different herds, which had been fed diatomaceous earth - negative. Not only did he solve his parasite problem with a non-toxic, natural product, but he found that the coats and overall appearance of his bison had improved. Another benefit is that some diatomaceous earth remains in the manure, preventing the eggs of flies and parasites from hatching out, thereby, breaking the cycle of reinfestation." CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS OF FEEDING CODEX FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH TO DOGS, O.C. Collins, DVM, Midland Animal Clinic And Hospital, Midland, TX: “In clinical observations of feeding dogs over 35 lbs. 1 tbsp./day and under 35 lbs. 1 tsp./day of DE, within seven days all ova disappeared from stools. DE controlled Ascardis (Toxacara canids), Hookworms (Anclyostoma caninum), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulipis).” Diatomaceous Earth not only works to control external and internal bugs and parasites in animals but food grade Diatomaceous Earth also works in people. The Center for Disease Control lists worm parasites as #1 human health risk. There have been numerous studies that show that nearly 85% of Americans have parasites in their bodies. The parasites may be found in uncooked foods, contaminated soil, vegetables, meat, feces, or the worm eggs may be in the wind. And while DE is highly deadly for insects and arachnids, it doesn't do a bit of harm to us. Instead, DE can actually be beneficial both as a nutrient and as a way of ridding our bodies of internal parasites. The only way DE could ever harm humans or animals is if we breath in a great deal of it. So be careful not to breathe in too much of DE, and you should be fine. Some of the common worm types are Roundworms - also called Protozoa, flukes - may cause trichinosis leading to muscle damage and complications of the cardio and neuro systems. Hookworms - contagious intestinal parasites with the shape of an earthworm but of smaller size - may cause the soles of the feet to itch, and possibly bloody spit from the mouth, fever, rash, and loss of appetite. Pinworms - appear as short white threads of 1/3 inch length or shorter and are the most prevalent worm problem for young children - may cause sever anal itching, insomnia and restlessness. These worms tend to migrate out through the anus at night to lay eggs. Tapeworms - are from one inch to thirty feet in length and may live in the body for up to 25 years -may cause weight loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Threadworms - may cause coughing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, and itchy red abrasions on the anus. "In her book “The Cure for All Cancers”, Dr. Hulda Clark implicates parasites as the root cause for most of the diseases inflicting the human species. As long as they remain in the intestines our immune system can deal with them. When they are allowed to escape the intestines they settle in the most vulnerable parts of our body. Dr. Clark states that cancer can be cured, not just treated and after years of study, she discovered that many cancer patients have a certain parasite in their bodies. She experienced clinical studies that after removing this parasite, the cancer stopped immediately, and the tissue returned to normal again." DE has been used for many years to deworm pets and has been used more recently in humans. With the ingestion of Sushi and other raw types of seafood, or with eating undercooked meats or contaminated food products, there are more instances than ever before of worms in humans. Most people do not realize the amount of parasites that exist in their body but this website should help you understand that we are loaded with them. Diatomaceous earth is safe for humans and their intestines. Another natural wormer that most people have in their homes is garlic. Although garlic doesn't kill the worms, it makes the digestive tract inhospitable for them and allows the pet's natural defenses to get rid of parasites. To use garlic as a wormer, add 1/2 clove of garlic to your cat's food at each meal. Be careful not to use too much, however, as excessive amounts can lead to anemia.
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