How do I know if my dog has tapeworm? Clinical diagnosis is usually made by observing the white, mobile tapeworm segments in the feces or crawling around the anus. These segments look like grains of white rice or cucumber seeds. Occasionally segments are seen crawling around the dog’s anus.
How do dogs get rid of tapeworms? A prescription drug called praziquantel is used to treat tapeworms, either orally or by injection. The medication causes the tapeworm to dissolve within the intestine.
What happens if tapeworms go untreated in dogs? Tapeworms in dogs can cause serious health issues such as anemia, weight loss, and intestinal blockages if left untreated. If you notice any signs of tapeworms infecting your dog, it is important to see a vet as soon as possible for treatment.
Can tapeworms go away on their own in dogs? NO! People may believe because worms are usually harmless in humans, that they’re probably not too dangerous in dogs either and that they can rid themselves of them, but this is not the case. Dogs cannot get rid of worms themselves. Medical assistance will be required to some extent.