Pet Grocer - Pumpkin Seeds, Raw OrganicRegular price $6.99
Raw organic pumpkin seeds are tasty on a salad for you, and ground up, can be added to your pet's diet. Traditionally used in holistic healing as a dewormer - grind up seeds and use freshly ground seeds per package instructions. Keep freshly ground seed sealed in the fridge up to four days. Pumpkin seeds contain an amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract.
From our supplier:
Grade AA: Pumpkin seeds may be the only seeds that are alkaline-forming and are very nutrient dense, containing protein, dietary fiber, minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They are naturally rich in antioxidant-like compounds that have shown to lower LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. Pumpkin seeds can be eaten as a snack, made into a butter, seed milk, or added to trail mix, baking, and salads.
~120 g bag, provides roughly 28 servings for a 40 lbs dog
Consult your holistic vet prior to using all supplements.
Interesting note: it is commonly accepted that the lunar cycles (full moon, new moon, etc.) have an effect on melatonin and serotonin in animals, which allows parasites like worms to be more active during full moon cycles. It is often recommended that for deworming purposes, you follow the recommended dosing just prior to, during and immediately following the full moon.