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Fenbendazole is only effective against some forms of tapeworms. It is effective for other types of worms like roundworms and whipworms, so it was necessary to deworm them for those since that is the most common worms found in dogs. Dewormers with praziquantel work well against tapeworms. So I would advise you to wait a week or so and then deworm with praziquantel product to get rid of the tapeworms. Any deworming will need to be repeated in about two weeks to kill any hatching parasites as well.
Now for the most part, you need to ingest eggs generally in fecal matter or fleas to contract the parasite. So if you practice good hygiene after cleaning up or after petting or holding the puppy, you should be ok. I have been breeding rottweilers for 20+ years and have raised 5 children around puppies and none of the children or family have ever contracted worms from the dogs. I do deworm my adults regularly and the pups once they are suitable age. We have the rule that if you touch a pup or go into the whelping area or help clean the area, you wash your hands well. We also restrict pups to one area of the yard to make it easier to disinfect the yard. I disinfect with a mild bleach solution (1 part bleach to 30 parts water). I would restrict the pup to sleeping in the crate until the deworming is finished. Be sure to give the pups a good bath as well being sure to clean the rear as well as possible. The segments of the tape worm resemble small grains of rice and are often visible around the rectum. The rectum may be red due to loose stools which you often see when a pup has paraistes.
If these were my dogs, I would go ahead and have them seen by your vet and shots started and get a dewormer which is more effective and usually very cost effective as well. Drontal Plus will take care of all the normal worms pups contract.
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