I think I’ve sufficiently convinced you that tapeworms are gross little things, and that no one would actually want to have a tapeworm infection. Lucky for you, I can across these tips for preventing infection. Follow them!
- If your dog has tapeworms, treat him or her immediately.
- Avoid ingesting undercooked or raw fish, pork and beef.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the potty and before eating or touching food.
- To kill tapeworm eggs and larvae, freeze meat for a minimum of 12 hours and fish for a minimum of 24 hours.
- When you are in areas where tapeworms are, wash and cook all veggies and fruits with safe water before eating them.
- Cook meat at temperatures of at least 150 F to kill tapeworm eggs and larvae.
- Avoid livestock exposure to tapeworm eggs by properly getting rid of animal and human poop.
Pretty easy to follow, eh?