Can my dog get pins from beardie?

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Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby szubelak » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:31 pm

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Exactly as my post says - Can my dog get pinworms from my dragon?

I rescued both of my dragons a little over a year ago now - they were housed together and both had bad pinworms - both were treated - had post treatment fecals done and they were good. I house them separately and now one of them has them and not the other. My dragons both wander the floor (one at a time) and the dog likes to sniff them and lick them. Are dog/dragon/(EVEN HUMAN) pinworms the same? Could one of us humans have them because of either a dragon or a dog getting them?

Thanks for any knowledge out there!
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Forever in my heart is Oscar <3 rescued March 25, 2012 and laid to rest May 31, 2012 <3
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby Gail » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:46 pm

Yes, dogs and humans can get pins from dragon poo. You should always wash after handling and I wouldn't let the dogs lick them anymore. Any chance you feed crickets? They can reinfect the dragons since they carry pins.
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby szubelak » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks for the response - but darn - not the answer I wanted to hear!

I am OCD to the max when dealing with their poo - bleach to the max and wash my hands 5 times in between each of my cleaning "steps" - I used to wash my hands after just handling or touching them but don't anymore usually - unless I'm about to eat. When I googled I found a lot of conflicting information - some sites saying different pin worms can be species specific etc. I found a site that said humans and dogs CAN'T transfer to one another and another that said they can. Looks like everyone is going to the DR just to be sure!

I haven't fed crickets in awhile - once I started feeding them supers they turned their noses up to the crickets! They have had them since their last clean fecal last year - it's been awhile though.
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby Gail » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Pins aren't very common in humans or dogs, I really wouldn't worry about it. You could always get some panacur for the dogs, its available over the counter.

Google the symptom of pins in humans. I'm not going to say it here but I'm pretty sure you would know if you had them.
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby theguns19726 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:02 pm

If it itches for goodness sakes.... Dont.... scratch.
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby szubelak » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:38 pm

lol - yea - noone else had the pinworms except for the 1 dragon

phew!
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Re: Can my dog get pins from beardie?

Postby NoxnGeorgieT » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:49 pm

I just finished treating my beardie for pinworms, and my vet told me specifically that the pinworms beardies get ARE NOT transferable to mammals. She basically said that the only real health risk a beardie can pose to a human or other mammal is salmonella (sp?).
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