How would I know if I got worms from my dogs?
First ask yourself if you've placed yourself in danger of contracting canine parasites. That is, have you been handling your dog's feces, kissing your dog, or allowing your dog to lick you on the face and mouth? If the answer to all those is no, then your chances of carrying a canine parasite are pretty low.
But if you HAVE placed yourself in danger, there is no sure-fire way of telling if you have them, and there are many different types to contract. Hookworms may leave red, itchy tracts under the skin. Tapeworms can be found out by examining your stool for the rice-sized grains of their shed segments. Roundworms can infect almost any part of your body, including eyes, liver, and lungs, which may present you with a cough, blurred vision, or no symptoms at all.
The short answer is -- if you think you may have come in contact with parasite, see a doctor and explain the situation, and he/she will run some tests. Left untreated, dog worms can be quite serious in humans. Since we are not their intended hosts, the damage they can do is quite large.
Not likely...even if you do let them kiss you, or if you pick up poop...This is from the University of Georgia College of Vet. Medicine...
"Most parasitic worms are very species-specific. This means that worms from dogs don't get into people, and worms from people don't get into dogs. Very rarely some dog worms will try to infect people and can make them sick, but the worms come from places where lots of dog eggs have been shed, like parks and playgrounds, and not necessarily from a single pet.
The best way to prevent anyone from getting infected with any worms is to make sure your dog sees your veterinarian regularly: as soon as you get a new puppy and once a year with an adult dog.
In the United States, the most common worm in children is the pinworm. Dogs and cats don't get pinworms and can't give pinworms to children."
So relax...if you got worms, you got them from one of your friends.
Hey everyone it is absolutely true that you can catch some types of worms. Just Google about puppies and worms and every page will tell you the same thing. I wish someone would have told me this before I knew that our brand new puppy has worms. Now I have this stupid red raised line right above my thumb area...Can you imagine how embarrassed I am going to feel if I have to go to the Doctor and say, "Hey Doc, I think I got worms" not to mention that I have a 2 year old that I have to constantly wrestle to keep his hands off of the dog until the medicine does its job. Take everyones advice and be careful, and be glad if your getting this advice before it is too late
When we were getting the medicine for testing my dog for worms when she was a puppy.I asked my vet if my dog could pass worms to my cat if she had them. and he said that worm don't pass for spesies to spesies he said that if my dog did have them then as long as we didn't have another dog that no one should worry. The inside of a dogs body is different and a lot hotter our bodies would be too cold for them to survive in. so if you do have them then you probably got it from a friend or from going barefoot outside.
to the person above, YES, you can get the worms from your dog, just like you can get fleas from them as well. you would know because I would expect you feel sick. And I know this sounds totally gross, but it affects your fecal matter. So your #2 wouldn't look the same if you catch my drift. Ultimately, if you think you have it, you should get it checked out by a doctor. A HUMAN doctor. Oh, and if your dog has it, take him/her to the vet to get treatment (if you havent already).
I WAS JUST AT THE VET TODAY FOR MY NEW PUPPIE'S 1ST APPOINTMENT. SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH WORMS...MY VET SAID THAT WORMS ARE EASILY TRANSMITTABLE AND THAT WE SHOULD AVOID TOUCHING HER POOP, LETTING HER LICK OUR FACE, AND EATING WITHOUT WASHING OUR HANDS AFTER TOUCHING HER. SHE WAS DEWORMED, BUT CAN GIVE IT TO OTHERS UNTIL SHE IS DONE POOPING OUT THE PARASITES.
no that is a good sign the worms are dying you will see dead worms in the stool until there are all gone. if they are alive you need to bring the pet back to the vet for more deworming some times it can take up to 3 deworming to kill them all off.
MY DOG HAS BEEN DEWORMED TWICE NOW AND TONIGHT HE WENT POOP AND IT WAS FULL OF WORMS. IS THAT BAD OR IS HE JUST PASSING THEM? AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THEN OUT OF HIS SYSTEM?
ok first of all I don't think you can get K9 worms since we are human and they are dogs. If you can I have never heard of it ..
I dont know but worms are awesomes!
Ask the veterinarian?.. if any