What causes tape worm?
The most common way of getting tapeworms is swallowing a flea that contains a tapeworm egg.
Diagnosis of tapeworms is done by Fecal Exam or a Fecal float under a microscope. Sometimes you will be able to see segments around the anus.
- Dragging it’s anus
- Vomiting up worms
- Mild diarrhea
Always get flea treatment as well as worming medication because tapeworms are transmitted by fleas.
Tapeworms in Humans:
Children get tapeworms if they swalow a flea or come in contact with partially digested fleas. They are not however transmittable from person to person.