Species which have been reported in dogs include:
- Pygidiopsis summa
- Pgyidiopsis genata
- pygidiopsis spindalis
There have been no reported cases of clinical symptoms associated with infection in dogs, although in humans, enteritis and pancreatitis have occurred.
Dogs become infected with Pygidiopsis by eating raw fish.
Treatment would be effective empirically with oral doses of praziquantel at 5 mg/kg on a monthly basis.
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