Tapeworm Dewormer for Dogs FAQ

How did my dog get tapeworms?


The most common way dogs get tapeworms is from having fleas. Dogs that hunt or chase small rodents and rabbits (even in their own backyard) may also be at risk of infection from tapeworms.

How do I know if my dog has tapeworms?


Tapeworm segments are easily seen around your pet's anal region or in their poop, similar to grains of white rice. Of course, it's not always obvious that your dog has tapeworms, so the best way to identify a problem is through an exam performed by a veterinarian.

What is deworming a dog?


Deworming simply means getting rid of intestinal worms (parasites) in your dog. Worms can sound gross and embarrassing, but most dogs will get at least one type of intestinal worm at some point in their lives. Tapeworms are common in dogs. Deworming medications contain ingredients that break down and debilitate worms so they can be expelled from your dog's body.

How do I give Tapeworm Dewormer to my dog?


The directions for Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) for dogs are simple! You can offer the proper dosage tablet(s), based on label directions, to your dog by placing the tablet(s) in a pill pouch or include in a type of food your dog will readily eat. Fasting is not necessary or recommended.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children.

What are the potential side effects of deworming my dog with Tapeworm Dewormer?


Isolated incidents of either salivation or diarrhea have been reported following treatment with Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) for dogs but were considered non-significant. If these signs are observed and they persist, consult your veterinarian.
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How often should I deworm my dog?


Luckily, one treatment with Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) for dogs should be adequate to clear out the tapeworms. However, steps should be taken to treat and prevent fleas on the dog (and other pets in the home) and remove rodents around the home or premises in order to prevent reinfection; otherwise, retreatment will be needed.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children.