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3 month old beagle with fleas and tapeworms

I have a 3 month old beagle that I rescued. He had fleas and then we noticed he also had tape worms. I bought the over the counter medicine for the worms and they seem to be all cleared up. How can I make sure that they are in fact gone? I am not seeing anymore in his stool and also the stool seems to be more solid now. Thanks!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You likely used a product called D-Worm Tapeworm which contains praziquantel, the top choice among veterinarians for tapeworm treatment. It used to be that you could only get praziquantel through a prescription, but now you can buy it OTC. This product claims to kill tapeworms with a single dose. When fleas are present on the outside, it's likely that tapeworms are on the inside. The best solution is to administer D-Worm on an ongoing, preventative basis. Generally one treatment is sufficient. Retreat if dog gets reinfected. Steps should be taken to control fleas and small mammals on the premises in order to prevent reinfection; otherwise, retreatment will be necessary. This is especially true in case of tapeworms transmitted by fleas (Dipylidium caninum) where reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from your pet and his environment. If reinfection occurs, tapeworm segments may be observed within one month of the initial treatment.

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