The Sneaky Worm

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How can I tell if my pet has tapeworms?

The Sneaky Worm

If your pet has contracted tapeworms there's a good chance you won't be able to tell. Commonly, there are no signs of a tapeworm infestation. If you look closely, however, you may notice small, rice-shaped granules around your pet's anus or in his feces—these are tapeworms. It is highly unlikely that this parasite will kill your animal but they can make him uncomfortable. You should have your pet checked for tapeworms regularly just to be safe.

If you find that your pet does in fact have tapeworms, the condition is easily treated with deworming medications. If you find that one of your pets has tapeworms, bring all of your pets in to be tested. Then, talk to your vet about a treatment for ALL of them.

   

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