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Treatment is given on an outpatient basis for adult tapeworms, either by injection or by oral medication. Medications are effective at removing the tapeworms from the dog's body.
It is important to administer all of the prescribed medication to ensure that the tapeworms are removed from the dog's body.
Keeping the dog free of flea infestation is the best protection. The environment must be treated along with the dog to prevent recurring infestations. Keeping the dog away from dead animals and garbage can also be employed to prevent ingestion of tapeworms.
A type of parasitic worm; it is flat and made up of segments
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.