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My two year old Cairn has tape worms and is on Heartgard which

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My two year old Cairn has tape worms and is on Heartgard which does not seem to cure him???? What can I do to rid him of these worms
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Heartgard is effective against hookworms, roundworms, and heartworms.It does not work on all types of gastrointestinal worms.To get rid of tapeworms you need a medication called Praziquantel.You can get it from your vet or buy it online.http://www.amazon.com/Praziquantel-capsules-treats-tapeworms-PetsNeedMeds/dp/B00N1PZBVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435095389&sr=8-1&keywords=praziquantel+for+dogs
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
I have better results if I give one dose of the Praziquantel and then repeat the dose in 3 weeks.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
The dogs get tapeworms from eating a flea infected with tapeworm larvae. So make sure you are using a monthly flea preventative like Frontline, Advantage, or Comfortis.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?