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3. Can humans get hookworms from dogs?

Hookworms and be transmitted to humans and other animals, including cats. While hookworms can be extremely irritating to humans, they are not fatal nor cause serious illness. The primary symptom of discomfort is irritated and itchy skin. Nevertheless, that is why it is important to pay close attention to your dog’s health and treat suspected hookworm infection immediately. If left untreated, hookworms can be fatal to dogs, primarily due to blood loss.

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