Alternative Medicine for Pets/Protection against different worms


I am trying to decide what worm protection I should use for my dog. Which worm is more dangerous tapeworms or whipworms? All the protections I find don't protect for both of them. Also, do I need protection against mange for my dog?

Hello, Kylie,

First of all, I imagine that by "protection" you are looking at some sort of internal, vet type of "protection", which means some sort of monthly poison taken internally.

The best real protection against any type of parasite is Mother Nature. Parasites are a SYMPTOM of a problem, not the problem itself. They are a symptom of a weakened immune system,and an unclean intestinal track. Good nutrition (grain free with probiotic supplement &/of raw food diet) will provide both. By adding the B vitamin Thiamine to the food, you can increase flea and mosquito repellency on both you and your pet (500 milligrams a day for you and about 250 for your pet).Garlic is a blood purifier and will aid in preventing blood type parasites like hooks and whips.

Mange is also a symptom of a weakened immune system and can be prevented by the same nutritional program.

To learn more about the natural methods of keeping your pet healthy, you may enjoy reading my be Steps to a Healthy Pet". For right now, you can get a PDF copy free by going to my web site: and submitting the form that pops up. The book will come as an attachment to an e-mail.

While you are at the site, you may want to find out more about the products we offer  like Critter Oil and Happy Heart Nosodes.

Hope this helps. Take care, and feel free to contact us by phone with other questions as well.

Sue Griffin
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Susan R Griffin


I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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