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A 23-year-old female asked about a female:

Oh my goodness. my one year old just had fresh dog poop in her mouth. can she get any diseases or sickness from this!? should i take her in?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Feces ingestion: Once you stop cringing, relax assured that the likelihood of her contracting a serious illness from this activity is small. She is however at risk for contracting worms. Having the dog's stool tested for parasites should help you assess the risk.

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Last updated May 21, 2014

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