Tapeworms in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments | petMD

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Several worms that infect and reinfect dogs can also infect humans, so treatment and eradication of the worms in the environment are important. Remove dog feces from back yards at least weekly, use appropriate vermicides under veterinary supervision, and have the dog's feces checked frequently in persistent cases. Do not mix wormers and do not use any wormer if your dog is currently taking any other medication, including heartworm preventative, without consulting the veterinarian.
Treatment is much the same for adult dogs with worms. The same kinds of drugs are used, but your dog will get more of the medicine.
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The most common way for dogs to contract tapeworms is when they swallow a flea that is carrying a tapeworm eggs. This usually happens when a flea bites your dog and your dog bites back, inadvertently swallowing the flea and everything the flea is carrying. For more on flea treatment and prevention, see our page. Jan 8, 2015 - WebMD discusses the symptoms and treatments of tapeworms in dogs.
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Worming schedules will vary depending on the product and your dog's age, as mentioned below, regarding Pyrantel in young puppies. Typically puppies will be treated every two to three weeks for two or three treatments to ensure elimination of roundworms and hookworms. Adult dogs are typically wormed when specific parasites are found on microscopic exam of stool samples, except in cases of bloody where whipworms are suspected, since these parasites are difficult to diagnose on many stool samples. Monthly will often be effective in killing other parasites such as hookworms and roundworms, as well as in preventing whipworms. Veterinarians usually won't worm pregnant dogs until after delivery, since most puppies will be born with roundworms no matter how often adult pets are wormed. We highly recommend consulting your veterinarian before purchasing or administering any over-the-counter or prescription medication for dog worms. Only your veterinarian can determine the severity of the infestation, and then order the proper number of treatments, as well as any other recommended instructions.At Bakerstown Animal Hospital, we love helping educate our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for parasites in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and social natures, most dogs will be at risk of contracting intestinal parasites throughout their lives. Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include:Heartworms
Heartworm disease is an extremely serious condition caused by worms that live in the arteries of your dog’s lungs and heart. A heartworm infection is potentially fatal even with treatment; dogs that contract heartworm and are not treated will almost certainly die from complications caused by the infection. Heartworm is a threat to dogs in all 50 states but is less common where the weather is cold, as the worm is spread via mosquito bites.Protect your pup and keep him in good health by learning about the five most common worms found in dogs including common symptoms and treatment options. As will all health problems, a professional vet diagnosis is mandatory and treatment is most effective when the issue is caught early.Treatment and Prevention
Dogs contract roundworms by eating or drinking infected food, water, feces, or vomit. Additionally, young puppies can contract the disease by nursing from a mother dog that is infected with roundworms. There is no preventative medicine for stopping a roundworm infection, but supervising your dog’s eating and drinking habits to ensure he only consumes clean food and water can help.