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  1. Susanne

    Baylisascariasis can be transmitted from raccoon feces to dogs from ingestion. It can be fatal.

    The intestinal form is most commonly found in adult dogs, while infection of internal organs, particularly the brain and spinal cord (visceral disease) is more common in puppies. Often, there are not any outward symptoms associated with early onset of the disease, but occasionally dogs will show signs of neurological disease due to the worm attacking the nervous system. Signs of neurological disease (NLM) include:

    Unsteady walking/loss of coordination or muscle control (ataxia)
    Difficulty eating/swallowing (dysphagia)
    Lethargy, lying down excessively (recumbency)
    Circling
    Seizure
    Confusion, lack of attention

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