Saturday, February 23, 2008

Urinary tract infections may come from pets

This mean I shouldn't pee on my dog?

Picking up an E. coli bug from your pet might lead to a urinary tract infection, according to Minneapolis-based researchers.

Good thing I always submerge my dog in bleach before petting him.

"Sharing of E. coli strains among humans and pets within a household, including strains that can cause urinary tract infections, is extremely common," Dr. James R. Johnson told Reuters Health.

Damn dog making it hurt when I pee.

Johnson and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota investigated the extent to which E. coli strains were shared between humans and pets in 63 households. They identified 152 people, 48 dogs, 26 cats, and 2 other animals that had stool samples that tested positive for E. coli. Five of the humans had an acute urinary tract infection.

You guys have nothing better to do, do you?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so let me get this your dog has to drag his ass across your dinner plate or do you have to do something strange to your dog.

February 26, 2008 9:44 AM  

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