Many owners wish to move away from the use of routine chemical worm treatments for their dogs in favour of more natural alternatives. Animal fur provides fibre that is poorly digested in the stomach, so as it travels through the intestines, it gently brushes the inner lining, aiding in physical worm removal. It is not 100% effective, so worm counts and treatments will still be required. However, it may help to keep the worm burden low (de Blerk, 2021).