I am literally dealing with the exact same thing and am ready to pull my hair out and scream. My innocent, clean, indoor 2 1/2 yr old YorkiePoo keeps getting tapeworms. He's been treated with Drontal at least 4-5 times and we've done everything that Becca has done. I really hope someone (ideally Becca) can reply to this and help me, though, this thread is from 2006. I'm so frustrated with our vet and I want to know WHY this is happening!!
Zeus & Nicole
Originally Posted by Becca
My dog does not seem to have a flea problem (I see one every once in a while) but he has had tapeworms 5 times, 3 of which were in the last 3 months. I am forever checking him for fleas and immediately look if he scratches or bites at his skin to keep him from swallowing one that may be there. I am frustrated because I don't know why he is continuing to get tapeworms and I hate to keep exposing him to the medicine for their treatment. I don't know if it will have long-term negative effects if used this many times.
Any ideas or suggestions?