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Hello I'm Dr Chip
You've go nothing to worry about here
Puppies have worms before they get treated and even after that dogs still get worms, and humans simply can't be infected by those worms
In other words, the disease isn't transferred by any means from the dog to the human
Please let me know if you need any more information
Not in your case since you didn't handle the puppy's feces
What I meant is that humans don't get the worms unless they actually ingest the dogs' feces
This is Dr. David
you are right that round worms or Toxocara canis can be spread from animals to humans
but the chances of you contracting it is super super super small
first you just petted the puppy, that is it. you didn't come into contact with stool or ingest stool.
the puppy had started treatment with dewormer.
washing your hands after being close to the animal is the best way to prevent infection
it sounds like you are very worried
I bet you will not contract the worm
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