1. SPIROMETRA ERINACEI
The tapeworm is more common in cats than dogs because of the intermediate hosts of the life cycle. The adult tapeworm which is found in the small intestine can be from 1.5 to 5 metres in length.
Clinical SignsGenerally also this tapeworm does not cause major problems but in larger numbers there can be loss of appetite, obstruction and occasional diarrhoea. Treatment
Regular tapeworming is the most effective treatment, as often as every 4 to 6 weeks if the dogs are continual hunters of the intermediate hosts.