came out in my puppy's poo this afternoon. It was long so obviously an adult, and still alive. I am freaking out now because I have kids and although they are very good about washing hands, nobody's perfect. The vet we adopted her from said she'd been wormed 3 times when we got her. We adopted her on August 27th. She went to our vet on Friday and was given interceptor. The vet said we might see worms in her stool so I wasn't too freaked out when I saw it (although it was gross-I saw it come out of her. ew) but then I read online that interceptor only prevents roundworms, not kills them. I am going to call the vet on Monday and see if we need to do some more aggressive treatment but I'm a bit freaky with my kids and all. She is outside a lot during the day in a fenced area, and her toys get thrown all over, including where she goes potty (by her, mostly-she likes taking her toys over there for some reason). So of course every time my kids toss her a toy they could be getting worm eggs on them? Should they use hand sanitizer while playing outside? Will these worms survive freezing weather? btw we do try to clean up the piles asap but she is sometimes outside while we're gone and we don't get to it right away. She almost always steps in it.