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My dog has worms and has licked my daughter in her mouth What should I do?

My dog has worms can my daughter get worms because of her licking her in her mouth

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Mom42141

Asked by Mom42141 at 8:37 PM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Listerine and hope for the best.
    twinkletoes0408

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 8:40 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Gross! You should keep your dog completely away from your daughter until you get rid of her worms (keep her in different living quarters completely) If your dog had just been licking his butt and then licked your daughter-yes she can get worms. Little children are especially susceptible to them because of their immature immune systems.
    AshleyBishop06

    Answer by AshleyBishop06 at 8:43 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • http://www.blurtit.com/q166703.html


    http://www.dogchatforum.com/children-catch-worms-from-dogs.htm


    Yes they can, the firt link discusses the licking in general and gives symptoms to look for, and the second link talks about worms and the transfer from pet to human. Hope this helps.


     

    sheloveearth

    Answer by sheloveearth at 9:07 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • OMG call the vet and the pediatrician! If your baby gets worms she can die because worms have a tendancy to eat the undigested food in the belly and then baby loses a ton of weight. OMG and get the dog treated asap. The dog shouldn't think its ok to lick baby in the mouth ever because even without worms that's a lot of bacteria and baby has very little immunity.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 9:09 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

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