Tapeworms

Image of a tape worm.

Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive structures with a small "head" for attachment. Symptoms vary widely, depending on the species causing the infection. The largest tapeworms can be 20 m or longer. Tapeworm awareness is importance to humans because they infect people and livestock. Two important tapeworms are the pork tapeworm and the beef tapeworm

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A R Animal Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

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  • "I just want to say how great everyone is at A R Animal Hospital. Dr. Sidhu always takes the time to explain any issues that our pets may have and gives us alternatives on how to help them get well. As a result, we have three healthy and happy pets. Kobe, Zoe, and Buddy want to thank the staff for taking good care of them when they visit. We would recommend A R Animal Hospital and Dr. Sidhu to anyone who wants to give their animals the best of care. Thank you!"
    Julie Drivas