Can a dog get worms from eating raw meat?

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And, just to say, if you think your dog has worms, you should take them to the vet.

Feeding raw meat to dogs can only give "worms" or parasites to dogs if the meat is infected, or contaminated with parasites or their eggs.

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And, just to say, if you think your dog has worms, you should take them to the vet.

Feeding raw meat to dogs can only give "worms" or parasites to dogs if the meat is infected, or contaminated with parasites or their eggs.

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Parasite Problems While bacteria could cause stomach upset in your pet your biggest worry should be roundworms.

The eggs of the roundworm (Toxocara larvae) can be left behind in soil by other dogs or wildlife and then ingested by the earthworms.

Worse yet, if your dog gets roundworms he could spread them to you.

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Dogs usually acquire hookworms and other parasites by eating feces containing the worms.

However, hookworms can also burrow into your dog's skin, entering at the paw pads from contaminated soil.

A dog with hookworms may have loose, dark, or bloody stool, and suffer from weight loss and dehydration.

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People can be infected by accidently eating the fleas as well.

Signs in people include abdominal pain, diarrhea, tapeworm segments (rice,) and weight loss.

There are other types of tapeworm that can be contracted by our pets.

They are all from the genus Taenia.

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"Sugar causes worms" Sugar is quick source of energy for dogs, as it is far us.

A puppy may get worms from his mother, and an adult dog may get them from infected food or drink, from the saliva or feces of an infected dog, or from swallowing fleas and lice which act as hosts to tapeworm eggs- but never from sugar.

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Roundworms In Dogs

Roundworm eggs found in one dog's fecal matter can also be contagious to other dogs. Additionally, several other animal species' can harbor parasitic eggs that when consumed by a host canine, become roundworms in dogs, including: Chickens. Cockroaches.
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Rabies can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans by exposure to infected tissues, particularly nervous tissue and saliva.

Thorough cooking will inactivate the rabies virus (see "Good Sanitary Practices - Bacteria, Viruses and Parasites in Game", but meat from infected game should not be eaten.

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