Do you really need to eat more food if you have a tapeworm?



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         Actually, one of the symptoms of tapeworm infection is loss of appetite. A tapeworm will absorb the food you digest, but that doesn’t translate to increased appetite. Tapeworm in cats and dogs produces similar symptoms.

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    Tapeworms do not absorb enough of the nutrients from the foods you eat to make you hungry.  However, the tapeworm can irritate your intestines when it attaches itself to your bowel wall.  This leads to abdominal pain, a weakened appetite, nausea and diarrhea, which can then potentially cause mild malnutrition. 

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