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Are you sure that they are tapes and not rounds.

If they were tapes you would see small rice around the rectum also. The adult tapes are usually an off white and long and flat. They are segmented.

Round worms look like speghetti and they are off whit as well. This is the most common worm found in puppies. Typically the mother was infested and they were transferred transplacental. Strongid is a wonderful medication for rounds and very cheap. The pet, if heavily infested can go into a small "shock" to the system when given the first dose. If it is rounds, you will want to treat all the dogs and cats and repeat in 14 days and then again in 14 days. The medication only kills adult rounds, and not the eggs, so to treat every 14 days will kill the worms as the eggs hatch and before they are able to reproduce.

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It is very common in puppies that come from bad places or places that the owners are unaware to be "loaded" with rounds as we used to call it in the vet clinic!

Make sure you go to the vet and get STRONGID and repeat 3-4 times every 14 days in every cat and dog that you have on the property! That is the only way that you will be able to kill the parasites!

My luna had them so bad when I got her at 5 weeks that they were as long as her little body! She got really lathargic also - and it was because it was a shock to her system to have them die off and leave her body. You will notice a nicer coat - solid stools - and an appetite where the pup is gaining weight appropriately in no time!

PS Tapes are caused by swollowing a flea!
 
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