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In this podcast, we discuss the importance of tapeworm infections to pets and pet parents, including the disconnect between how our profession traditionally views tapeworms and the way many clients feel about them. New strategies to identify and control tapeworm infections in pets are also described.
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Veterinarians play a critical role in preventing and controlling tapeworm infections in companion animals. By being proactive in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tapeworm infections, veterinarians can help ensure the health and well-being of pets and protect human health.
Below is a partial transcript of the interview with Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology). Listen to the full episode to hear more.
Little: “Pet parents aren't going to necessarily be able to evaluate your surgical skills or a lot of your internal medicine skills…If you can't control tapeworms, then the pet parents know that, and so we want to make sure that we're taking care of all their concerns."