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Hi, so the family has a new puppy, and like most he has roundworms. The puppy had pooped on the floor a few times and it was picked up, however no cleaning supplies were used to wipe the floor as the poop was firm. We have since walked over the area, and my question is could there be roundworm eggs where the poop was and could we be tracking it all over the house? If so what is the risk of us getting it?

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worms or not... for the health of your family, cleanliness of your home and for ease of housebreaking... i would get in the habit of thoroughly cleaning up ANY messes that your dog makes, even if there is no visible residue. he may not be tracking eggs specifically, but you all are surely tracking other bacteria’s and fecal matter around.
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As Fodder said, I would clean up after any mess your puppy makes using an enzyme cleaner. I love this one because it actually kills ticks and fleas and any and all worms, as well as cleaning up nicely. AND it's non toxic to pets or people!

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Thanks! Is the risk of contracting roundworm substantial, in terms of non-visible amounts MAY have been left over? Now that we have walked everywhere and tracked it all over, should i be cleaning the entire house or just forgetting about it and just clean future messes?
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Thanks, however is there any real risk of roundworms from any non-visible residues that MAY have been left over? As in getting on my feet and tracking all over the house.
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Fodder's right. You're worrying about the wrong thing. Fecal bacteria is NASTY stuff, so don't give it a chance to survive.


If you're a "minimalist cleaner," then the easiest thing would be wipe the floor with a disinfecting wipe -- like the ones in the canisters from Lysol or Clorox or Seventh Gen. Spray with enzyme cleaner *after* disinfecting.



You don't want it all over your house -- imagine you drop your keys on the way out on the floor, pick them up, snack on a granola bar on the way to work without using hand sanitizer, and end up with projectile vomiting and days of diarrhea.
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Humans can't 'catch' roundworms from a dog. The worms are host-specific. As others have said, it's the bacteria in the poop you need to worry about.
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Roundworm can be caught by humans according to the internet.
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Humans can't 'catch' roundworms from a dog. The worms are host-specific. As others have said, it's the bacteria in the poop you need to worry about.

Last I knew puppy roundworms (very common in pups) were able to be hosted by humans. On the other hand, what I've used with young pup "wrecks" is Nature's Miracle --- and I often use simply a damp "soap and water" towel. Haven't caught worms from dogs yet in many years of living with dogs.
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