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No expert, but I believe that some are contagious.
 

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A friend of mine just got 2 boxer puppies.  We were planning a play date tonight, but I just got an email that one of her puppies has worms and has to go to the vet and get on some medication.  I do not plan on bringing Tyson over there anymore, but I was still just wondering.
 

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Yes, worms are transmitted via stools of other infected dogs or cats, and heartworms are transmitted from mosquitos.
 

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Bellasmomma\";p=\"29619 said:
I thought heartworms were contagious?
They are not contagious in the way that one dog can give them/pass them to another. It is contracted by a mosquito and it must bite an infected dog and then bite the other dog to infect them.
 
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