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Toddlers and Puppy Worms - should I worry?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by holly2009, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. holly2009

    holly2009 Guest

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    #1 holly2009, Jul 6, 2009
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  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Worming is an ongoing regime throughout the dogs life, so it would be beneficial to teach your children good hygiene.

    If the breeder has wormed regularily throughout the puppies life, then the risk should be minimal. Make sure your children dont put their hands in their mouths, that they wash them after handling the puppy, and of course keep them away from any feces.

    It may be an idea to keep the puppy away from the childrens toys and belongings, just to be on the safe side.
  3. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Recently read an article about this and the statistics that are put our are quite wrong

    whilst it is a risk and you certainly should worm your dog to prevent it I believe the incidence of actual infections is in single figures in this country per year.

    Having said that I still would encourage your children to wash hands and not rub eyes etc.

    wish I could remember where I read about it
  4. shortbackandsides

    shortbackandsides PetForums VIP

    Aug 28, 2008
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    practising good hygiene by handwashing,cleaning poo up in garden immediatly will help:):)
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