Tapeworm medication choice for pets
Having a pet is a huge responsibility. But for all the responsibilities that you bear you get unconditional affection from your pets. Your pets need to be regularly checked for any parasites it might carry which can cause it harm. Tapeworms are common parasites among cats as well as dogs.
They are usually transmitted to them via fleas. These fleas when clinging on to your pet drop the tapeworm and it then finds its way in the intestine of your pet where it begins to cause harm. The signs of a tapeworm infection are seen usually when you find small white segments near the tail of your pet or on the bedding that he/she sleeps on. Tapeworms are unlike most other intestinal worms which are usually killed with an oral wormer medication which is then passed out along with the stool. Tapeworms require something called Praziquantel. This medicine is now available without any prescription so it shouldn’t be a problem for you to pick it up. Worm Praziquantel is available as a pill and it is a safe and effective way to remove both kinds of tapeworms. Since it is available as a pill it could be broken down and put into your pet’s food. This way you can avoid painful injections.
As for any medication, you should consult your veterinarian before giving your pet a dose of Praziquantel . The veterinarian usually will want to see your pet to check its weight. This is essential as the medicine is given on the basis of your pet’s weight. As we know that prevention is better than cure so try to look for ways to effectively control fleas in the area where you live.