Can both my cats and toddler get tapeworm infection from eating a dried segment or a live segment? I know they can get worms from ingesting infected fleas. Milo caught tapeworm last summer from going outdoors and his vet prescribed Drontal tabs. None of my cats have fleas. The med works great. One dose did the trick. I did not give the Drontal tabs to my 3 other cats because I thought it would be torture to feed them foreign objects. They never did catch Milo's worms. This year I'm going to strive to keep Milo indoors. Just curious.