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Some, like roundworm, that infect dogs can also get passed on to children.
In more serious cases, your dog will catch cough, pneumonia and develop lung problems.
There are different types of worms that infect dogs such as tapeworm, roundworm, ringworm and heartworm. De-worm your Boxer puppy every month and your grown Boxer, every 6 months.
Puppies get sick from worms, more so than dogs.
But your infected grown Boxers help spread worms more through their droppings that would contain large number of larvae and/or eggs.
Released into surrounding, these larvae and eggs could infect other animals and even children.
The tapeworms have a flat, segmented body.
You see them as single segments or chains that resemble segments of rice in droppings of infected canine.
Part of tapewormĘs life cycle occurs in flea as host. Therefore, if your Boxer has tapeworms, it has fleas too and treatments for both are usually prescribed together by vet.
The roundworms (toxocara) live and produce hundreds of eggs in intestine.
They cause digestive upset in puppies, poor growth, and thin or out-of-conditioned coat.
The infected puppies may become listless, have a potbelly or tucked in appearance.
Once roundworms migrated from gut to lungs, your Boxer can suffer lung damage, cough and pneumonia.
The roundworm eggs in dog droppings get passed out and about.
These are very hardy eggs, resistant to heat and cold, and can survive up to 7 years in soil. The eggs can pass on to children through ingestion and cause them to fall sick as well.
As precautions, you can toilet train your Boxer puppy to use a place where you can easily clean up and dispose of droppings into sewer. Have your children wash their hands every time after they handle puppies and discourage your puppies from licking people hands or faces.
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