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Worms in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

As spring fast approaches, we turn our focus to parasite prevention and a frequent question that comes up is, can worms be passed to humans?

Did you know that sometimes our furry friends can be carrying unwanted travellers without our knowledge? Did you also know that some of these unwelcome guests can also infect you and your family?

When an animal has worms, they shed eggs in the animal’s feces. Once the fecal matter is on the ground, the eggs can then be picked up by many different animals, your family included!

Are your pets up to date on their dewormer? Don’t sleep out on parasites, talk to your veterinarian about what’s the best option for your pets.

Written by Emily, RVT


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Since starting work here at Riverview Animal Hospital, I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people.

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Last updated: June 25, 2021

Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.



Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.