Safe Guard for heading off possible group tapeworm infestation
I am fostering a stray that turned out to have tapeworms. At first I was quarantining him but got lazy before learning of the tapeworm and he's been in common areas shedding tons of eggs, no doubt. If I understand correctly I have to administer Fenbendazole for three days to a known infested dog? Will a monthly or bimonthly administration to my exposed dogs head off their contracting them, or more often? Is there a yard treatment I can apply that would destroy the proglottids or eggs?
Dew's Daddy ,
The safe guard will only kill one kind of tape worm and it is not the most common one.
I would isolate the dog with the tapeworms. My guess is you saw the (rice) tapeworm segments in this dogs stool , if yes , dog has the tapeworm. If you only see this in one dog just treat that dog and treat all dogs for fleas right away. Your choice.