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I don't seem to be able to get total control over fleas here in Florida and my dogs keep getting tapeworm.
The over the counter med for tapeworm is Praziquantel. It's easy to find the dosage, and I have a strong science background and am capable of measuring. I find that tablets containing the same chemical are sold to treat tapeworm in fish (I presume for commercial fisheries . . . marketed as Fish Tapes Forte). The cost per dose is a small fraction of what I pay to treat my dogs.
Is there any good reason not to use the fish stuff on dogs?
 

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It's the same stuff. In fact, I had some Fish Mox around, but I had taken a cat to the vet and he prescribed amoxicillin, so I just bought it from him since I was there, and the capsules were exactly the same.

Lots of people use "fish" antibiotics and antiparasitics for cats and dogs; when you see them at Tractor Supply you know the farmers aren't dosing their aquariums :p.
 
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