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Offline lynbeechwood

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Whipworm in new dog- can I catch them?
« on: June 10, 2014, 10:07:56 PM »
So my new rescue dog - that I adopted on 5-11 was found to have tapeworm and whipworms. She was in my home for about a week before this was discovered. Now tapeworms you would have to eat flea infested food to get- but I don't know much about whipworm- other than kids get it easily by playing in dirt and mud because the parasite eggs are in it.
I know this is gross but can you get it other ways?
I don't want to be gross - but you have to check your bowel movements -ugh
Someone help me!!
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Re: Whipworm in new dog- can I catch them?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 12:48:39 AM »
I can't find anything about whipworms other than they're used to treat a variety of bowel problems in humans.

Parasites in humans are incredibly common and these two are not worth your concern. Even if you had them, yes you should be treated, but they are still not worth your concern.

Source: A happy-habitat of a huge number of parasitic organisms.
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