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What are tapeworms in dogs?

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Dogs get tapeworms from licking themselves and swallowing fleas, which carry them. Tapeworms absorb some of the dog’s nutrients from the intestine where they attach. The tapeworm is made up of small segments, each about the size of a grain of rice. These are passed in feces and can sometimes be seen around the dog’s anus. An injection or tablet can kill tapeworms. Humans can also get tapeworms, but people don't get them from an infected pet.

From: Worms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/06/2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Information Network: ''Ringworm FAQ;'' ''Roundworms: Dogs & Puppies;'' ''Hookworms;'' ''Heartworm: The Parasite;'' ''Heartworm Treatment;'' ''Whipworms;'' and ''Tapeworms.''

Veterinary Information Network. “Hookworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm: The Parasite.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm Treatment.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Whipworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Tapeworms.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Information Network: ''Ringworm FAQ;'' ''Roundworms: Dogs & Puppies;'' ''Hookworms;'' ''Heartworm: The Parasite;'' ''Heartworm Treatment;'' ''Whipworms;'' and ''Tapeworms.''

Veterinary Information Network. “Hookworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm: The Parasite.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm Treatment.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Whipworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Tapeworms.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

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