Best Tapeworm Tablets For Dogs And Puppies
Ascaten P is a broad spectrum anti-helminthic (anti-worm). It is used for the treatment and control of roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms in dogs, puppies and cats.
These tablets are sized for easy oral administration to either adult dogs or puppies. The tablets may be given directly in the mouth or crumbled and mixed with the food for easier, drama free administration. If you choose to give with food, mix the tablet(s) with a small amount of the animal’s usual food ration. Be keen to ensure all the tablets (the entire dose) is ingested. If not, the drug may not be effective in removing all the tapeworms.
Things to know about tape worm infections
Tapeworm infection is one of the most common internal parasite problems actually observed by dog owners. The presence of tapeworms is indicated by the presence of tapeworm segments passed with the feces. Tapeworm segments are white, pinkish-white or yellow-white and similar in size and shape to flattened grains of rice. The segments are most frequently observed lying on the animal’s droppings or, less often, moving across a freshly passed stool.
Always take steps to control fleas and small mammals on the premises in order to prevent reinfection. Otherwise, retreatment will be necessary. This is especially true in cases of tapeworms transmitted by fleas. In such cases, reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from the animal and its environment. If reinfection occurs, tapeworm segments may be observed within one month of the initial treatment.
Key things to remember about your pet’s health
- It is essential to prevent infectious diseases in puppies through routine vaccinations
- Never use products for livestock on dogs and cats unless they are explicitly approved for both livestock and pets. Pets may not tolerate livestock formulations.
- Never give your pet any drug without the express recommendation of a veterinary doctor.