Smash, dice and spoon the garlic down with water. No need to chew. Tumeric, clove, ginger, and fennel are what I take most days also when cleansing. I drink a about 12 oz of coffee most days. I was drinking a cup or two of tea daily and totally recovered in the past. I stopped it for anxiety/caffine reasons only.
Yeah, cats are the worst only because the use a box you have to clean, the eggs are in the dust, and they step all over it and cats get on counters and everywhere. Deworm them 3-4 times annually is all I can suggest there.