Tapeworm—Dipylidium caninum: Dipylidium caninum worms are passed by eating fleas. Dogs and cats can also get tapeworms from eating mice. This worm infects dogs, cats, foxes, coyotes and man. Here is what you will see when you do a fecal flotation and look at the sample under microscopic low-power magnification:
To read about symptoms, how to diagnose and treatment of Tapeworms, go to the Tapeworm Introduction page.
- Lifecycle of Dipylidium caninum: http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Dipylidium.htm