Can my child get worms from a puppy?

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These are intestinal parasites routinely found in dogs and cats, particularly kittens and puppies.

The worms' eggs or larvae are passed from pets through stool.

You can pick them up through your skin from walking barefoot or playing outside.

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Roundworms are not highly pathogenic (harmful) to adult dogs, but large numbers can cause weight loss and a pot-bellied appearance in puppies or otherwise weak dogs.

Decreased appetite, vomiting or diarrhea will be observed on occasion.

puppies sometimes die with serious roundworm infections.

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Roundworms are not highly pathogenic (harmful) to adult dogs, but large numbers can cause weight loss and a pot-bellied appearance in puppies or otherwise weak dogs.

Decreased appetite, vomiting or diarrhea will be observed on occasion.

puppies sometimes die with serious roundworm infections.

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Roundworms do pose a significant risk to humans.

Contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection.

Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in the soil where pets deposit feces.

Once infected, the worms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.

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Roundworms do pose a significant risk to humans.

Contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection.

Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in the soil where pets deposit feces.

Once infected, the worms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.

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Roundworms do pose a significant risk to humans.

Contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection.

Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in the soil where pets deposit feces.

Once infected, the worms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.

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The most common reason why a puppy's growth becomes stunted is because they are infected with hookworms or roundworms.

If a puppy has an extremely heavy worm infestation, the worms can steal enough calories from the puppy to slow down her growth.

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Roundworms do pose a significant risk to humans.

Contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection.

Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in the soil where pets deposit feces.

Once infected, the worms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.

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