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Tapeworms in Cats

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Treatment

 

Treatment is given on an outpatient basis for adult tapeworms, either by injection or by oral medication. Medications are effective at removing tapeworms from the cat's body.

 

Living and Management

 

It is important to administer the full course of the prescribed medication to ensure that the tapeworms are removed from your cat's body.

 

Prevention

 

Keeping your cat free of flea infestation is the best protection against tapeworms. However, if infestation does occur, the environment must be treated along with the cat to prevent recurring infestations. Keeping your cat away from dead animals and garbage may also help prevent ingestion of tapeworms.

 

 

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