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Tape Worm Tabs for Dogs and Puppies

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Tape Worm Tabs for Dogs and Puppies

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Manufacturer: ProLabs



Tapeworm tablets for dogs and puppies

Each Tablet Contains 34 mg Praziquantel.


Tape Worm Tabs® (praziquantel) tapeworm tablets for dogs and puppies are sized for easy oral administration to either adult dogs or puppies. The tablets may be given directly in the mouth or crumbled and mixed with the food. If given with food, mix the tablet(s) with a small amount of the animal’s usual ration. If all of the tablet(s) is/are not eaten, Tape Worm Tabs® tapeworm tablets may not remove all tapeworms.

USES: Tape Worm Tabs® (praziquantel) tapeworm tablets will remove the common tapeworms, Dipylidium caninum and Taenia pisiformis from dogs and puppies.

Directions For Use

Tapeworm infection is one of the most common internal parasite problems actually observed by dog owners. The presence of tapeworms is indicated by the presence of tapeworm segments passed with the feces. Tapeworm segments are white, pinkish-white or yellow-white and similar in size and shape to flattened grains of rice. The segments are most frequently observed lying on the animal’s droppings or, less often, moving across a freshly passed stool. Segments are also found on the hair around the anus of the animal, or occasionally on the animal’s bedding. Dogs become infected with tapeworms after eating fleas or small mammals (rabbits, hares) which are infected with tapeworm larvae. Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.

Dosage and Administration

Administer to dogs and puppies* only as follows:

5 pounds and under

1/2 tablet

6-10 pounds

1 tablet

11-15 pounds

1 1/2 tablets

16-30 pounds

2 tablets

31-45 pounds

3 tablets

46-60 pounds

4 tablets

Over 60 pounds

5 tablets maximum

*Not intended for use in puppies less than 4 weeks of age.


RETREATMENT: Steps should be taken to control fleas and small mammals on the premises in order to prevent reinfection; otherwise, retreatment will be necessary. This is especially true in cases of tapeworms transmitted by fleas (Dipylidium caninum) where reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from the animal and its environment. If reinfection occurs, tapeworm segments may be observed within one month of the initial treatment.

Side Effects

Isolated incidents of either vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite or listlessness have been reported following treatment, but were considered non-significant. If these signs are observed and they persist, consult your veterinarian.


Consult your veterinarian before administering tablets to weak or debilitated animals.


Keep out of the reach of children. Not for human use.

Manufactured for: ProLabs® Ltd., PO Box 3103, St. Joseph, MO 64503



5 Tablets

08721567, R.4

NAC No.: 1386040.0

c/o Agri Laboratories, Ltd.

20927 STATE ROUTE K, P.O. BOX 3103 (64503), ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64505
Telephone:   800-367-6359
Order Desk:   800-542-8916
Fax:   816-233-9546
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