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** Can Humans Get Worms From Dogs? **

December 15, 2010 by Pets Adviser 30 Comments

Can people get worms from dogs or cats

Many pet owners ask their veterinary professionals, */“Can humans get
worms from dogs?”/* The answer is yes — we can absolutely get
intestinal parasites from our dogs /or/ cats.

Roundworm infection in people is not as uncommon as you might think. When
people have a roundworm problem, they tend to keep it quiet. When you catch
up with a friend, you always ask, “What’s new?” right?

While shaking your hand, has anyone ever cheerfully informed you, “I have
roundworms! How are you?” Mmm hmm… You’d be making a beeline for the
nearest sink or hand sanitizer if /that/ ever happened.

In this fascinating article, we’ll look at three common parasites:
roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms.

-It Starts With…-

Can humans get worms from dogs?

*Roundworm* eggs are shed constantly by the infected dog (or, most
commonly, puppy). If he licks his butt and then licks you, the
contamination begins. When you touch your mouth, you allow the eggs (unseen
by your eyes) to enter your body. You or your children can also pick them
up from infected dog poop in the backyard. Once they


can humans get worms from dogs

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