pet health


Question by  comalua (27)

If your dog has worms, it it contagious to other animals or the people in the house?


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Animals transfer worms when they eat from the same place or if they play with each others feces, which is fairly common. Rare for humans to get it due to these circumstances. See your vet ASAP to prevent further spread and to get your animal healthy.


Answer by  horsegirlwm (30)

Canine intestinal parasites can be transmitted to other dogs and cats in the household if they come in contact with fecal material of the infected dog. Many are also a risk for humans and can even enter open sores if walking with bare feet where the dog defecated.


Answer by  Kris (797)

Possibly. Since dogs sniff and sometimes even eat dog poo, your other pets could be infested with them. People are less likely to catch these parasites, but children are at risk from playing in dirt or litter. Wash hands before meals, and keep animals wormed as directed by your vet.


Answer by  aearthdragon (471)

Yes it is contagious to other animals and people. Keep the clean up all dropings. Get a de-wormer from your vet to treat the worms. Wash your hands after handling feces.

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