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Picture of tapeworm segments Tapeworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites seen in cats and dogs. Most tapeworm infestations go totally unnoticed. We rarely ever know unless we find a segment on the couch or see them in the feces. They appear as white or tan rice-like segments (as seen in the picture above). Sometimes it is difficult to keep tapeworms from reoccurring over and over again. First of all you need to get rid of the worms. To deworm your pet, you need an effective wormer. Praziquantel is an effective wormer for tapeworms and it used to be only a prescription product. Recently, this dewormer has come out over-the-counter and can be obtained without a prescription. Tape Worm Tabs for Cats and Tapeworm Tabs for Dogs are effective in removing tapeworms. Advantage or Frontline can be used to effectively rid the pet of flea infestations. Deworming is recommended at least twice yearly and whenever you notice tapeworm segments on your pet.

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