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How can a dog get roundworms?

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Your dog may get roundworms from:

  • His mother. If your puppy’s mother is infected with roundworms, she may pass them before he’s born. Or he may get them by drinking her milk.
  • The environment. Your pup can get roundworms if he eats roundworm eggs that come from another animal’s poop, or if he eats mice or other small animals that are infected.

From: Roundworms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

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