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Can you get sick from dog poop

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Dogs can carry parasites that can be passed to humans such as roundworms and giardia. Yes they can make you sick and roundworms, of not treated, can cause blindness. Sooooo.... Yeah... I wouldn't if I were you.

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I am assuming that you did not actually consume dog poop when I say that I highly doubt you can get sick from the mere presence of dog poop. If you smell it, don't worry about getting sick. If you touch it, wash your hands. If you eat it, seek psychiatric attention immediately!!

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Nicely put. It's hard to understand the downers.
I liked the last bit.
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You absolutely CAN get sick from the mere presence of dog poop. For instance, hookworms can be shed in dog feces, live in the soil and be picked up simply by walking barefoot through the area, long after the mess is gone.
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I didn't know that. We make it a point to clean up after our dog but in many cases (on farm properties, for instance) that might not be practical. I'll file it away with "things learned on Ask". Thanks cp.
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Well, you WOULD have to be extraordinarily unfortunate for it to actually happen; possible doesn't mean likely.

Conditions would have to be pretty frigging unlivable before you're likely to encounter a problem, but in dire situations, like animal hoarding, where there are 47 dogs crapping on the floor of a mobile home, it's pretty common for dogs and humans all to suffer from severe respiratory illnesses.

It's not the sort of thing that requires a hazmat suit just to take the dog for a walk, but I wouldn't be throwing picnic blankets down in doggies favorite corner of the yard, either.
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Are you stupid? try it and tell me what happens

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im not eatting it stupid
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I would suggest NOT eating it. Or touching it without washing your hand afterwards. Ew.

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Yes. Dog feces can contaminate water supplies, soil and even the air you breathe with all sorts of pathogens and parasites.

Many of the things in dog waste which cause disease in humans do NOT require ingestion, but can be inhaled, or even contracted directly through the skin.

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