Can I get worms from my pet?

Under normal sanitary conditions, no. However, individuals that work in areas that contain contaminated feces run the risk of contracting parasites.  Children are at a higher risk because they play with dirt or sand then put their hands in their mouths. If your pet tests positive for a parasite, immediately pick up any stool, and disinfect the area with a bleach solution. Follow up with thorough hand washing. Make sure to complete the doctor prescribed de-wormer to ensure the elimination of the parasites.