Post # 1
I’m 14 weeks pregnant and my dog became very sick yesterday morning…vomiting and horrible diarrhea. (we did not change his diet or routine and he wasn’t around any other animals. Came on very suddenly with no real cause we can see) . Is it safe for me to even be around my dog, let alone clean up his mess? There is a ton of information on cats and litter boxes but are there dangers of sick dogs to a pregnant woman? I can’t find anything that says either way. The dog has an appointment first thing in the morning (the vet didn’t seem too concerned…diarrhea is apparently common in Labs?) My husband has been cleaning up after him and caring for him but I’m still nervous! Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!!
Also, we’ve tried just a bland diet for him (boiled chicken and rice) and are keeping him hydrated but his symptoms haven’t eased up at all! 🙁
Post # 4
Sorry, I don’t know the answers but I didn’t want to let your post go unanswered 🙁
As far as I know though, it’s just cats you have to worry about!! Hopefully this will bump the post and get some more responses for you 🙂
Post # 5
@puddingpop: I asked my doctor about my dog at my very first OB visit, and she said the ONLY danger I had to worry about with the dog was him jumping on me and knocking me over. Other than that, no health issues about poop or vomit, or anything. That’s just cats 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks Ladies! I knew I’d get some answers here 🙂
Post # 7
I think you and your baby will be fine. Hoping your lab feels better soon!!
Post # 8
Sometimes this can be a condition caused by a very common dog illness called coccidia. It can be passed to humans. So I would be careful. It could be very dangerous for you and the baby if the dog has something like this or a parasite.
Post # 9
Coccidia sucks! A rescue/foster dog had it & now my kitties have it :(. However MOST strains of coccidia that dogs/cats get aren’t the type that affect humans. Some can thou. You get it from ingesting feces. Such as, dog steps on it, licks paw, gets sick. Or dog had it on his paw, walked in your house, then you drop a grape on the floor & use the 10 second rule & eat the grape that has it on there. So its kinda tricky to get it but still possible.
Post # 10
or dog licks it’s butt, dog licks your mouth or face, and then it somehow gets carried into your mouth. Sounds crazy, but unfortunatley I learned this the hard way.
Post # 11
I agree, that it sounds like it could potentially be Cocccidia. My puppy had it about two months ago and she threw up about 6 times over night and had horrible horrible diarhhea. Our pup got it because she used to run around licking the dew off the grass and probably licked where some infected dog had previous pooped (gross).
I would try to avoid cleaning any of the mess to be safe until your vet can get your dog tested. Hopefully he’s okay and doesn’t have this though!