Can dogs get pinworms?

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Trix~Lady Chaos

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Barked: Fri Jan 25, '08 9:01am PST 
My boyfriend allowed his dog to play with a child that was found to have pinworms!

Knowing the dog, i'm certain that it licked the child's hands and knowing its parents, the child's hands were probably not washed as well as they should have been.

Is there any chance that his dog might have caught them?

Fly Catching- Chowsky
Barked: Fri Jan 25, '08 9:49am PST 
I looked it up~ hope this helps.

Pets like cats and dogs are not part of the threadworm's life cycle. Threadworms only live in human hosts. Pets can play a part in spreading the eggs of threadworms if an infected person pats them or the eggs become attached to their fur or hair. Do not forget to wash you pet after you have begun a worm treatment in order to reduce the chance of reinfection.

Edited by author Fri Jan 25, '08 9:50am PST