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Can dogs get chlamydia?

Species: Dog
Breed: Parsons jack russell
Age: 2-5 years
I recently found out that i had Chlamydia, my dog hank has a bad habit of getting into my dirty underwear and licking them, im very scared that he may have it too, is that possible?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Chlamydia is not contagious from people to dogs or vice versa. There is a type of chlamydia that dogs can get as an STD but it is a different type of bacteria than what people get, and again, it is not contagious to people.

You don't have to worry about your dog getting chlamydia from licking your underwear.

Dr. Marie.

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