Tapeworm—Taenia pisiformis: Can infect dogs, cats, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and wolves, and are passed to the cat from eating dog or cat fleas and rodents.

To read about symptoms, how to diagnose and treatment of Tapeworms, go to the Tapeworm Introduction page.

To Diagnose: Fecal sample smears or identification of the adult worm in the stool or in cysts within the host (rabbits).


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Taenia pisiformis egg in a fecal sample

Did you know that tapeworm eggs in the sheep are actually square? How bizarre is that?

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