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Is strep possibly contacted via cat human dog human or vice versa?
An_255415 posted:
Had the flu ( like a lotta ppl) and shortly their after I contracted strep throat . I was in the bathroom and as usuall my cat followed she immediately jumped on my counter and began to chew only electric toothbrush At first I thought this was funny ( she's into oral hygiene even though she licks her ass and worse I am sure ) and immediately threw it away but then came the thoughts of OMG how long has she been brushing her teeth with MY toothbrush and did I contact so Etching from her like this strep or even has she gotten sick from me ? Help pleez
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
A good website to look at infectious disease questions is www.wormsandgermsblog,com. Strep Throat is caused by group A strep, a group that pets really don't have and there really isn't any evidence to say that pets give people strep throat. If you search that website, put in strep or strep throat on the side and see what the expert says. That said, I would keep kitty away from the tooth brush just cuz....Pets are rarely the source of human infections. Dr. Sandy


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