We adopted a kitten a few weeks ago and just found out she has worms. Well, the worms were spread to the dogs - even though they had limited contact. My daughter (16 months) is constantly playing with the dogs and outside playing in the yard. I try to keep her hands as clean as possible, but it's sometimes hard as they are always in her mouth. I am so scared right now that she got worms from the dogs or cat. (Mainly dogs, she has also had limited contact with the cat.) Should I call the pedi and explain the situation? I feel like I am such a horrible mother. All kind of thoughts are running through my head - can they consider this child neglect and take my daughter away from me? Have any of your kids gotten worms? I am seriously contemplating getting rid of all of our pets now. I never want my daughter to be at risk again =( Please help me - I am a nervous wreck.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Health
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Pinworms Overview Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) infections are extremely common. Occurring world wide, it is estimated that there are more than 40 million cases in the United States each year, making it the most common worm infection in America. Although any individual may develop a case of pinworms, the infection occurs most frequently in school children between 5 to 10 years of age. Pinworm infections occur in all socioeconomic groups; however, human-to-human spread is favored by close, crowded living conditions. Spread among family members is common. Animals do not harbor pinworms - humans are the only natural host for this parasite.
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Thanks ladies, I talked to her pedi and they said unless she is experiencing weight loss, fever, rashes, etc., I shouldn't be concerned. They said the chance of her getting them would be slim - but still is possible.
The kitten has roundworms and coccidia - so I wasn't even thinking of coccidia. Have any of you experienced worms with your pets?
Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Aug. 20, 2009
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