Natural Home Remedies for Worms in Cats

Posted on Updated on 21 April, 2018

It is said when the stomach is upset everything seems upset. Pet cat often be a victim of the worm, and it is a good idea to check the warning signals. An adult cat can easily get worms as they accidently eat them while licking in a ground or by some street food whereas young kitten often gets worms through their mother milk if a cat is already being affected by worms.

The Most Common Type of Worms in Cats Are:

  • Tapeworm: they are segmented parasites and their length ranges from 4 to 28 inches can be seen on the fur of a cat.
  • Roundworm: These are the most common type of worm which cat can easily get through rodent these worms resemble like noodles (sorry for making noodle yuck) and may vary 4 to 28 inches in length.
  • Hookworm: Much smaller in size they reside primarily in the small intestine, they feed on animal blood and can cause anemia.

How do Cats Get Worms?

As worms can transmit from one body to another cat, usually get infected by rodents or by eating birds and rodent. Kitten usually get worms through mother milk.

Symptoms of Worm in a Cat?

  • Usually, the tapeworm is visible near anus if you observe keenly appears white like sesame seeds.
  • Change in color and lustrous of cats coat.
  • If cats gums are pale or white in color other than pink in color which is a sign of no worms.
  • Dark tarry stool
  • Potbelly
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation

Home Remedy for Worm in Cat

As like any other pet infection parasite can also be treated by simple home remedies. But if it gets worse do consult your vet for further procedure. Here I am sharing some of the home remedies which you can perform on having the worm in your cat.


Garlic the powerful antiseptic and antibacterial qualities useful in many home remedy can be used to treat parasite.

What you need:-

  • One tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Dropper
  • Wet cat food


  • Allow your cat too fast one night before you give garlic so that they will eat whatever comes in their way.
  • Add one tablespoon of garlic powder in wet cat food
  • Repeat this in evening meal too
  • Follow this remedy for two weeks

Apple Cider Vinegar

Helps in maintaining body ph level rich in antioxidant helps in healing worm.

What you need

  • Apple cider vinegar


  • Just add 2-3 drops of your cat’s water
  • Follow this for two weeks

Parsley Water

Because of its diuretic property helps in deworming process contains a high amount of antioxidant helps in flushing all toxin from the body.

You need:-

  • Bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 liter of boiled water
  • Strainer
  • Jar


  • Add parsley to boiled water and let it sit for few minutes
  • After few minutes allow it to cool down and strain it
  • Store it in jar up to two weeks in refrigerator
  • Add 2 -3 drops to add water
  • Repeat this for ones a day for ten

Fresh Papaya:

This miracle fruit works wonder in constipation likewise when consume by cat pushes out worms through digestive extract.

What you need

  • Fresh papaya.
  • Wet cat food.


  • Wash cut and chops into small pieces.
  • Mix ½ teaspoon with wet cat food.
  • Repeat this daily for two weeks.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

This magical fruit has the capability to fight against viral, bacteria and parasites.High in vitamin C, antioxidant and hesperidin, an immune booster will help fight against cat worms.

What you need

  • Grapefruit seed extracts one jar.
  • Mixer or food processor.


  • Grind the grapefruit seed extract in a blender into a fine powder.
  • Add 8 mg of powder per 100 gram of wet cat food.
  • Repeat this one’s a day for two weeks.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

It is a parasite fighting agent for internal and external parasites helps a cat to get rid of worms.

What you need

  • Wet cat food.
  • Food grade Diatomaceous Earth two


  • Mix Food grade Diatomaceous earth with wet cat food.
  • Offer this to your cat once a day for at least one month.


No wonder turmeric tops the list in ayurvedic with many health benefits not only for human being but also, for animals too. Powerful in fighting from the parasite and also anti-inflammatory helps in discomfort by worms.

What you need

  • Turmeric powder
  • Wet cat food


  • For every 450gram to 4.5 kg add 1/16 to 1/8 tablespoon to wet cat food.
  • Combine well.
  • Offer these a day for at least ten

Raw Pumpkin Seed

High in anti-parasite property kills any larvae or adult parasite and prevent them from returning.

What you need

  • 1 cup of organic pumpkin seed.
  • Wet cat food.


  • Wash and grind pumpkin seeds into fine powder.
  • Add one teaspoon to wet cat food.
  • Repeat this one’s a day for 21 days.

Tips to Prevent Worms in Cat

  • Maintain good litter box hygiene as litter box is the main culprit of worms especially if you have more than one cat maintaining hygiene not only keeps the litter box fresh but also prevent worm infestation.
  • Cleaning the home is as important as maintaining hygiene of litter box since cat roams all day long in-house.
  • Make sure your backyard garden and pets are flea free.
  • Consult your vet for appropriate internal parasite treatment or its prevention program.
  • Clean or cat on a regular basis and maintain their hygiene.
  • Watch out if they are outdoor and make sure they do not eat or meet a rodent as they are the primary source of worms in them