We have only seen issues with worms in our dogs when they are puppies, which is quite common at a young age.

We have never seen them in our older dogs as they are fed a raw diet with raw fruits and vegetables, which as we have read, tend to discourage issues with worms.

Worms can be tricky because there can be no visible symptoms that your dog has them.  The only way to know for sure is through stool testing by your veterinary doctor.

When we do see issues, the following protocol constitutes our natural ways to de-worm a dog.

Diatomaceous Earth

Use food grade, not pool grade.

For small dogs, 1 teaspoon per day and for dogs over 55 lbs, up to a tablespoon per day. Mix well into food as inhaling DE can irritate the lungs.

Black Seed Oil

Use 1/4 teaspoon per day for small dogs and 1/2 teaspoon per day for larger dogs.  Mix with food. Be sure to purchase organic and high quality oil. If using the actual seed, double the dose, grind and mix with food.

We use black seed oil regularly in our dog's diet, usually a few days per week, as it is very healthy for them.

Pumpkin Seed

User 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight per day. Grind and mix with food.


Use up to 1/2 up to 2 cloves per day depending upon size of dog.  Mix with food.

Garlic is one of the food ingredients to not include in your dog's regular diet, but for very short periods of time it can be useful for medicinal purposes.

We rotate 3 days on for each item above, for a 9-day protocol.  For particular nasty worm infestations, we might go a full week using garlic, black seed oil and pumpkin seed, daily, and diatomaceous earth every 3rd day.