We just rescued a stray dog a week or so ago, we finally got a chance to take him to the vet today and he has hookworms. We treated him right away, and they should clear up in less than 3 weeks we take him back to get him tested again. Im worried about my 2 little girls. one is 3 and the other is 6. He is a little puppy and has been licking them and all, and my youngest does play outside barefoot once in a while. I will not let her go barefoot anymore, and I have tried to clean up as much poop as I could find (we have a semi big yard and its hard to figure out where all he pooped) I am freaking out.. Do I call their pediatricians? Should I get them tested? I googled online and all it did was freak me out even more, saying you can even die from getting worms from dogs. Please give me a piece of mind. Has your kid ever gotten worms from your infected animals? Have you had an infected animal around your kids and them turn out okay? Please give me some kind of peace of mind.