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Do I need to disinfect my house if my dog has worms?

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A dewormer will be needed to rid your dog of the worms that live inside of her intestines, and an additional sanitization of the immediate environment is needed to kill additional worms and eggs, which can live in soil and carpet. … Steam clean your curtains, if possible.


How do you disinfect your house after a dog has worms?

To start, make a cleaning solution by mixing one part bleach with 30 parts water, and use this cleanser to wipe down any solid surfaces, like dog bowls, tile or vinyl flooring, countertops, and even concrete surfaces outside or in your garage.

How do you clean your house after worms?

Steam the carpets, curtains, drapes, furniture, rugs, and every other area that you vacuumed. The heat and moisture will kill the adult tapeworms (and fleas, too, if there are any) and will destroy the eggs. Surfaces like wall cracks and furniture gaps can't be cleaned well with a vacuum or steam cleaner.

Do I need to treat my house if my dog has worms?

It is always safest to test all household pet members for parasites (fecal or stool sample) OR treat all household pet members as if they are infected. Treatment may be in the form of liquid, pill, powder or topical medication.

Can you get worms from your dog if they lick you?

Parasites like hookworm, roundworm, and giardia can be passed from dog to human through licking.

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