Tapeworms have a flattened, ribbon-like appearance.
Dogs & cats: Anal discomfort and itching that often results in pets dragging their hind ends across the floor.
People: Most are without symptoms, but diarrhea, abdominal pain and anal itching are possible.
How it's transmitted
Dogs & cats: Ingesting infected fleas and tissue of infected animals like mice and rabbits.
People: Ingesting infected fleas
People most at risk
*Children under 8 years old
How to prevent it
*Make sure all family pets receive strict monthly flea control