Everyone has good points, but I believe it is the responsibility of the owner to look at both sides of the story, research ( no, this does not mean just looking up one article and calling it good) , talk to different people (especially your vet), and make a decision what best works for you and your animal. EVERY animal is different and what may work for one animal may not work for another. Environment, climate, your life style, etc, can also play a role in how well something works for you.
My biggest problem that I have run into with conventional dewormers is after continual use the dewormer no longer becomes effective because the parasites/worms have become resistant to it and I can no longer use that dewormer for my animal. I have experienced this even with my livestock.
For my livestock, after years of research (literally, looking at both sides and weighing out the pros and cons), talking to people and taking classes, I made the decision to switch to a proven herbal dewormer and, after using it for a few years now, I have not run into one problem and my vet and I are amazed at how well it is working. I went into it very skeptical and had my conventional dewormer on hand in case it didn't work (which I was sure it wouldn't) but the results I saw and am still seeing are amazing. My livestock are healthier, their immune systems are stronger, rarely do they get sick and when they do they recover 10 x faster with little down time, and most importantly, they remain worm and parasite free.
After seeing how well my livestock have done with the herbal dewormer I began looking into natural/herbal dewormers for my dogs, hence my question.
So that’s part of my story. I did not share it to try and convince you all that my way is right and yours is wrong. This is what I know and see working for MY animals. Again, It is your responsibility and decision to find what best works for you and your animal(s) ~