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A 65-year-old female asked:

Dog has cocci too many to count/ few rods tender foot. licked foot. licked my face at vet pre dx. vet says not to worry. i have no wounds. thoughts?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not to worry: Usually, the bacteria causing dog foot infections are not the same as human bacteria , so transmission is very rare if you practice normal hygeine
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