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MY dog has had 3 bully sticks by Cadet (bought at Costcos)

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MY dog has had 3 bully sticks by Cadet (bought at Costco's) in the past 3 weeks.I found 3 tapeworms and got the medicine.He is on Frontline.Do you think the bully sticks caused tapeworms?He is 10 yrs. old and chocolate Lab?pittbull Thanks Lisa [email protected]
Hello, and thanks for writing in.
No, the bully sticks shouild not cause tapeworms. Dogs get the most common type of tapeworms from eating fleas. They can also get a less common type of tapeworm from eating raw animal meat (lamb, livestock, deer, rodents).
The treatment from your veterinarian should get rid of the tapeworms.

You can read more about the common dog tapeworm here:

You can read about the less common type of tapeworm here:

I hope this helps.
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