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My new 10 week old puppy was given a worm treatment at the vet and at home and by her breeder and she is still passing worms. How long will this diarrhea and worm passing last? I'm freaking out, I won't lie, because I have two small children. One is almost crawling and one is two years and I'm worried they are going to get worms.
 

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What kind of worms? Not to put you off eating, or anything, but.... do they look like spaghetti or grains of rice?

If they look like spaghetti, then they are probably round worms, and yes, they can pose a threat to humans, especially small children. If a puppy is expelling lots of round worms, then they probably have an extremely heavy burden, which can take a toll on their health, as well.

If they look like grains of rice (especially when dry) then they are probably tape worms, usually caused by ingesting infected fleas.

Consulting with your vet about getting the proper medication for treatment would be your best course of action. He could prescribe two different medications, or he could prescribe a broad spectrum dewormer. In either case, you need to be super stringent about picking up poop, and making sure that you follow the schedule for repeating the medication, as it usually takes two to four rounds of dewormer before they are eliminated. If he has tapeworms, you will also probably need to use a flea treatment
 

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I know she has worms and I've been to the vet. The only thing I didn't have done was a fecal. I just wanted to know how long she would pass worms for. She seems like she's done passing them now. It's been about 2 weeks of passing them.
I will deworm her again in a week or so.
 

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But I decided to buy medicine for the cat,
to guarantee the safety of my children.
I need all the healthy ones, children, a dog, a cat. I wonder where my dog got infected? She licks everything on the street. And how to immediately understand that she is sick? In order not to transmit the infection to others
 
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