How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gabby Your Own Question
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11708
Experience:  DVM 19 years. Compassionate, Caring, Experienced.
2263760
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gabby is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

We have 2 dogs and just discovered that the new puppy (13

Customer Question

We have 2 dogs and just discovered that the new puppy (13 weeks) has what looks like tapeworms. We got the meds to give to the pup, but should we treat our older dog (1 year) as well?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby,

No, you do not need to treat the older dog as well.

The only way he will get tapeworms is from eating a flea infected with tapeworm or from eat a tapeworm segment.

But I would treat both for fleas just to reduce the chance he will get tapeworms.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?

If you are all set can you please rate my answer by clicking on the stars?