By Martin from Houston, TX
If you value your dog's life, then she needs a doctor just like you do sometimes. In the summertime use something (Diatomacious earth or Frontline) to keep the fleas off of her so she doesn't get tapeworms in the first place. I hope you are aware that Tapeworms can and will kill a dog if not treated.
I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years and there is not a home remedy for tapeworms. Tapeworms are caused by fleas. Please apply advantage or frontline to your fur baby. Please take your baby to the Veterinarian for the proper medication to treat her. Good luck
Diatomacious earth. Must be food grade. In food every day. DE for intestinal worms. I get mine from earthworkshealth.com. Inexpensive. A natural product. Effective. Google uses. Surprise!! Good for humans also. Tapeworms come from flea hosts. See my past postings on natural flea control. Borax in carpets, bath with non poisoned soap, build immune system, Good health diet with NO corn wheat or soy. Corn especially brings on bad skin. See my past postings, please.
What should I do to rid my dog of tapeworms? We have seen them coming out his behind. The vet wants $80 per dog, and we have 3. Any other ideas? Thank you.
Sara from Altadena, CA
I spend about $30.00 getting the pills for each of my cats, and I do not live in a high cost area. There are several types of meds that you can get though, and some are much more expensive than others, the two pill variety does cost more. Check another vet if possible.
If not, call to see if he has another type of med available to you that may be cheaper, even if not as convenient. If you do get one that needs multiple pills, make sure you give them all, and don't scrimp to try to save money. Doing so may cause your pet health problems. (11/08/2006)
The pill goes by weight, and for a 7 pound fat Chihuahua, it cost me $5 for one pill. The other dogs were smaller, but each got the one pill treatment. I just stick it in peanut butter and they love it. The pills work wonderfully. Ask your vet for the pill, I buy it over the counter at our Animal Hospital vet. (11/10/2006)
Jim in Jax (12/04/2006)
I too am looking for a "home made" recipe for tape worms for my neighbor's 2 dogs. Is there anyone on this site who can help me and my neighbor? My neighbor will have to get her answers through me, as she doesn't have a computer.
By crazyladyinalabama from south AL
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