Do dogs get gonorrhea?
Breed: mini schnauz
Age: 1-2 years
Hi Dr. Marie,
I just got diagnosed with gonorrhea, which is devastating to me. I am now really concerned about my almost 2 year-old dog Winston, who likes to steal my panties and lick or chew them. I feel ashamed to ask my vet about this - could he get the infection from doing this? He does not have any symptoms, but I don't want him to go untreated if this is a possibility. Thanks.
Dr. Marie replied:
First of all, thank you so much for being brave enough to ask this question online. You can rest assured that you are not the only person to look for information like this.
I have good news for you. Gonorrhea is not contagious from people to dogs. Dogs do not get gonorrhea. You don't need to worry about him getting this at all.
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