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this may be a stupid question, but if a dog has the poops is it contagious to people?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Pets

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  • Nit unless it is caused by zoonotice parasite like round worms. Even then good hygiene is all it take s to prevent human infection.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:06 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Not generally. It depends on what is causing the poops. Parvovirus is not contagious to humans, but worms are. Keep your hands washed. If your dog has diarrhea, please bring it to the vets to determine the cause. the vet will tell you if it's something you need to protect yourself/family against. GL!
    BisketLiss

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:48 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Certain kinds of parasites/worms, Giardia, and Coccidia can be passed from dogs to humans and I'm sure there are others. Here is some info I found: http://www.ehow.com/list_6054334_human-dog-parasites.html
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 8:59 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Very rarely. Chances are, you're fine, but you will probably want to take him to the vet to make sure he's okay and not contagious.
    WomanWitty

    Answer by WomanWitty at 8:40 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

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