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My puppy has tape worms. I can see the segments in her poop.

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My puppy has tape worms. I can see the segments in her poop. Should I take her to see a vet immediately to get de wormed or is it okay if I wait till Saturday. I have an appointment for her on Saturday.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also I have other dogs. Should I keep the puppy away from them. Everytime the puppy has pooped we have cleaned it up.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby.

The tapeworm is not life threatening if you wait a few days for treatment.

But I would treat it sooner than Saturday if possible.

The medication we used to treat tapeworm is praziquantel. You can buy it at and they may sell it at Petsmart. You would give one dose today and then another dose in 3 weeks.

Or, you can take the puppy into the vet tomorrow. I would think they would be willing to give you a dose of praziquantel to give her and then she can have her full exam on Saturday.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
Hi Cassidee,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Nallee. How is everything going?
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