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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
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Dogs don't need to eat animals to get tapeworms.

Tapeworm eggs are carried by fleas, and if an animal licks itself and swallows a flea, it will get tapeworms. Flea prevention is usually good for tapeworm prevention as well.

Tapeworms in a healthy adult animal are no cause for panic or worry, since tapeworms do not harm their hosts, unless the animal is very young, old or sickly and has a large load of them.

Mostly, they are just gross.
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