Tapeworms in the brain ??

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Tapeworms in the brain ??

Post by claires friend » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:20 pm

Has anyone ever herad of them causing seizures in dogs???
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Post by skrpio » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:41 am

I read a while ago of some sort of worm being found in a brain but not sure if it was a tape worm. Isn't it worms in the brain that causes whales to run aground so I can see where it may cause seizures. Anything in the brain other than the brain cannot be good.
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Post by claires friend » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:14 am

Thanks for the link. I had read that and some other stuff off VIN. It's a long shot, but she seems to have had problems with tape worms all her life. Got the idea off an episode of "House". We are worming her now. A little scary if they really are in her brain, they could kill her when they die!
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Re: Tapeworms in the brain ??

Post by Estevan » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:13 am

Well this decease can be through from the worm such worm which lives in the dirt and if your pet lives in the dirt than it may effect them more.

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Re: Tapeworms in the brain ??

Post by southflo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:52 am

Yes I think this can occur its called cystericosis although I think its pretty rare for it to occur in the brain. I think it can happen with some other worms as well. I often wonder if my dogs had some sort of parasite like that which affected them as well. Their symptoms kind of suggested it.

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Post by Anilasunny30 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:05 am

There have been cases in which the tapeworms and roundworms in the intestines migrate to the brains of dogs. this can lead to serous issues like fits and convulsions with frothing at the mouth and champing of the jaws. So take them to a vet if you doubt a worm infection.
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Re: Tapeworms in the brain ??

Post by sandrabaker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi, this is interesting, my vet has never mentioned anything like this happening, so I will be asking about it next time I visit. How do they diagnose it? Maybe a brain scan is required - costly I would think - thanks for the info.
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Re: Tapeworms in the brain ??

Post by patco » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:24 pm

southflo wrote:Yes I think this can occur its called cystericosis although I think its pretty rare for it to occur in the brain. I think it can happen with some other worms as well. I often wonder if my dogs had some sort of parasite like that which affected them as well. Their symptoms kind of suggested it.
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