Welcome to Lake Howell Animal Clinic

"Your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern."

Your Dog and Cat Veterinarian in Maitland, FL
Call us at (407) 628-8000

Veterinary Services:

  • Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Surgery
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Critical Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Education

Tapeworms

tapeworms

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