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Tapeworms in Gerbils

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Treatment

 

There are several antihelminthic drugs your veterinarian can prescribe which are formulated to kill tapeworms. These drugs can be either mixed in your gerbil's food or water. If the gerbil has had the tapeworm infection for an extended period of time, it may need fluid and electrolyte therapy. Your veterinarian may even recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to stabilize the gerbil and improve its overall health.

 

Living and Management

 

The gerbil's cage should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, as there may still be tapeworm eggs in the cage. Otherwise, follow your veterinarian's supportive care regimen and keep the gerbil's living environment pest-free.

 

Prevention

 

Maintaining good sanitation and hygienic condition inside the gerbil’s cage, as well as regular deworming treatments, will help prevent tapeworm infections in gerbils.

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