Most of our pets are infected at some point in their lifetimes with parasites, and there is a real risk that they could be transmitted to children and pregnant women. It is important that parents and veterinarians have awareness of this fact of nature and make the effort to protect our families accordingly.
- People can get parasites from contact with feces or contaminated soil.
- Your veterinarian can suggest prevention and treatment choices.
- Other kinds of worms that dogs and cats can get include heartworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms.
- For more information on Parasites please visit our Pet Health Network Information site