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Date Posted: Sat, Mar 19 2005, 17:24:16
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Are you sure they are tapeworms? Most dog worm infestations are caused by pinworms, not tapeworms. Pinworms are white and approx. 1/2 a centimeter in length. I don't think Petco or Petsmart sells meds for those type of worms. You should take your dog to the vet ASAP b/c your dog is suffering... those little buggers are very painful and itch like crazy!!!! Also, both you and your husband should see a doctor if you think you have been exposed to them. These worms lay eggs, which are very contagious. You could get them from your dog, especially if you were sleeping in the same bed where the worms were found. Wash any bedding and clothing that might have come in contact with your dog. Wash your hands frequently after touching your dog and DON'T put your hands in or around your mouth. The meds shouldn't be very expensive from your doctor. Your medical insurance company should cover the cost??? Hope this helps.
>>MY HUSBAND & I JUST FOUND SMALL WORMS ON MY BED & MY
>>PUPPY'S BUTT & TAIL.
>>WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF THEM. SHE JUST HAD ALL HER
>>SHOTS FROM THE SPCA. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO
>>WITHOUT THE HELP OF A VET???
>I would go to petco and see if they sell a wormer ,if
>not I think you will probably have to go to the vet
>and get one.I don't think you can get rid of them on
>your own without a wormer pill