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How contagious is whip worms with dog to dog contact if

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how contagious is whip worms with dog to dog contact if there stool is disposed of immediately.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, I do have to warn you that whipworms are very easily passed from dog to dog. Even if feces is removed immediately, if any microscopic fecal material containing whipworm eggs is left behind then the ground will be contaminated. In fact, these eggs can actually survive in the environment for years. Therefore, if your dog comes into contact with contaminated ground (or if you do and then bring home eggs on your shoes), we can see infection in our dogs. That is why it is important to use regular worming with a good quality wormer (ie Drontal, Panacur, etc) to prevent and clear any infection with these.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

Have a good day,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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