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Can dog get Hepatitis C?

Species: Dog
Breed: min pin
Age: 5-8 years
can dogs contract hep c from biting someone that has it? thanks




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi and thanks for your question. Hepatitis C is not contagious to dogs.

There is a form of hepatitis that dogs can get. (It is one of the things that we usually vaccinate against). However, this type of hepatitis is totally unrelated to the type that humans can get.

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