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When caring for a dog and keeping them safe and healthy it is necessary for any responsible owner to be aware of tapeworms and what they can mean for their furry friend. Tapeworm infections are common in pets and easy for any dog to get. To protect your dog it's important to understand what tapeworms are, how a dog can get them, what they will do to a dog, and what an owner needs to do if their dog does become infected with tapeworms.

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1. What Are Tapeworms?

Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite that infects dogs. Dipylidium Caninum is the most common type of tapeworm and can be found all over the world. Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite and so will use a dog's body as a host. Once the tapeworm has infected the dog it will use its digestive system to survive and grow.

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