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Q. I believe my dog has tapeworms. I spotted these few rice looking thing at the butt end on his bed. I have recently moved into this complex and have found a few fleas on him…which I read was the source on these tapeworms. Can I give my dog over the counter Praziquantel?
Thanks for contacting us with your question. Tapeworm infestation is very common in our pets in Florida because of the large number of fleas here. As you note, pets are infected with tapeworms when they ingest a flea. I would … Continue reading
Q. My 1 year old male DLH cat was just treated for tapeworm about a week ago. They gave him his medication at the vet office and the stool sample came back negative for parasites. We put him on the Revolution prescribed by our vet and now he has diarrhea. He drinks and eats properly. Are there any over the counter medications to try or is it necessary to go back to the vet?
Hello, Tapeworms are a frustrating parasite because we frequently miss them on a fecal sample and rely on you to tell us you see them. With most other parasites we visualize the eggs under the microscope. With tapeworms, all the … Continue reading