Banana peel: worming cats and dogs.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Herbal for Tapeworm Removal?
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 00:35:35 GMT

Beo in the Belfry <> wrote:
> My cat, who is also my mouser, has developed tapeworm. Is there a herbal that would be safe for both cats and dogs in the elimination of these pests? I havn't been able to find any info on the web about possible cures.
> Beo
> 'every 110 year old house should have a mouser, or two, or three'

A friend recommended the inside of a banana peel - and it works for my cats and dog. Shred 1 teaspoon worth per 10 lbs and mix with the food, or 'douse' in chicken gravy/tunafish water (:-)) twice a day for three-four days until worms stop showing.

It doesn't hurt the cats that I notice (their coats look better and they tend to be more "springy" during treatment), and the dog will eat it plain (but then, my dog will eat anything I do if given half the chance...)

As an aside, the "Natural Health Cat Care Manual" (author - Don Harper) *talks* about worms, but does not include any worming treatment other than hints on prevention.

Hope this works for you.