How old is your puppy? Did he or his Dam (mother) have fleas?
A very safe and effective wormer(natural and non-toxic) is Diatomacious Earth (DE)
Diatomaceous earth is fossilized, single celled organisms called diatoms.Diatoms walls consist of two parts and contain a mineral called silica. Under a very strong microscope, diatoms have very sharp edges.
Diatomaceous earth's surface is sharp to a flea or parasite's skin (totally safe on our pets and our own skin). When a flea, tick, ant, spider, etc comes into contact with the remaining sharp edges of the diatoms, they lacerate the waxy exoskeleton of the bug and the DE (diatomaceous earth) absorbs the body fluids causing death by dehydration.
DE (Diatomaceous Earth) are composed of approximately 3% magnesium, 85% silica, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium. When you sprinkle it on the daily food rations, your dog will get the essential trace minerals that are lacking in most canine food products, thus it enhances your dog's diet as well as eliminating internal parasites.
Silica is needed for many body functions, one being collagen formation. Collagen is what holds connective tissue together and is largely comprised of silica. If you think of cells as bricks, collagen would be the mortar. Without enough collagen, your dog can't build muscle tissue or bone, either, because collagen forms the honeycomb holding the minerals in place in bones. Hence, DE which is high in Silica can be helpful in cases of Hip Dysplasia or to help support or build healthy joints in arthritic dogs.
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