The ABCs of Tapeworm treatment and prevention (Sponsored by Virbac Animal Health)
Tapeworm prevention—why not?
Apr 01, 2009
CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA
TAPEWORM PREVENTION—WHY NOT?
Of all internal parasites, one of the most disgusting for clients to discover on their pets are the white tell-tale signs of tapeworms. "Tapeworm segments, when passed in feces, are more repugnant to pet owners than roundworms," says Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD, with Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. And when pet owners find them, they want them gone—fast.
WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL SIGNS OF A TAPEWORM INFECTION?
Identifying tapeworm infections can be complicated because pets may not show any clinical signs. However, if clinical signs are present, they commonly include:
A MONTHLY HEARTWORM PREVENTIVE ISN'T ENOUGH
* Virbac Animal Health's IVERHART MAX® is a broad-spectrum, once-a-month internal parasite preventative. Please consult package insert for complete product information. Indications: For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense), and tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis).