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    DefaultWhipworm Question

    My good friend just rescued a 2 year old setter, who is being treated for whipworm. I met him last night; he's adorable! My friend wants our dogs to meet, and so do I, this week. Would it be safe to let Breezy meet my friend's dog now, or should I wait? Thanks!

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    WAIT!!! Whipworm is contagious. Don't go where that dog has been.



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    I agree, definitely wait. I'm not sure if it could be transferred to Breezy through you being in contact with him or not. I wouldn't think so, but maybe others will have a better idea.
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    labby & Baloo,
    Thanks. I hate to have sounded so clueless. The books I have here, and what I found on the internet, didn't say anything about keeping my dog away from the infected dog, just mentioned the contaminated soil and feces. But I will definetly wait that's for sure. Being that my hubby and I were with the dog last night, is Breezy at risk now? Crap.

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    Uh oh. My friend just called and she wants me to meet her and her new dog down at the beach. I am definetly not going to do this. Breezy and I just came back from the beach anyway. I feel I should say something to her, like to keep her dog away from public places until he is free of worms. What would you guys do/say? I am a bit surprised she would still want to take her dog out to a public spot even though she knows he's got whipworm. She is new at being a dog owner so maybe she just isn't aware, but I'm also surprised the vet didn't mention anything about this. Ugh. :-\

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebopalula
    Uh oh. My friend just called and she wants me to meet her and her new dog down at the beach. I am definetly not going to do this. Breezy and I just came back from the beach anyway. I feel I should say something to her, like to keep her dog away from public places until he is free of worms. What would you guys do/say? I am a bit surprised she would still want to take her dog out to a public spot even though she knows he's got whipworm. She is new at being a dog owner so maybe she just isn't aware, but I'm also surprised the vet didn't mention anything about this. Ugh. :-\
    She probably just doesn't know. I'd just tell her that it would be a good idea to wait until he's all better until he goes out in public places, just to be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bebopalula
    Uh oh. My friend just called and she wants me to meet her and her new dog down at the beach. I am definetly not going to do this. Breezy and I just came back from the beach anyway. I feel I should say something to her, like to keep her dog away from public places until he is free of worms. What would you guys do/say? I am a bit surprised she would still want to take her dog out to a public spot even though she knows he's got whipworm. She is new at being a dog owner so maybe she just isn't aware, but I'm also surprised the vet didn't mention anything about this. Ugh. :-\
    Yep, I'd say something. Just tell her you were doing research and found out it is contagious, so you'd rather not be around the dog until it's cleared up. Also suggest that for other dog's sake perhaps she should stay away from public places as well for now.
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