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Old 11-27-2019, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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All the poodles I know love to lick people. If you get bathed by your poodle or other dog be aware of this story that I found in the Washington Post just now. Although the story refers to the man as healthy before he fell ill I have to think he must have had some underlying chronic health concerns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...-within-weeks/
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Well that's pretty awful! Peggy's the first dog I've ever let lick my face, and she's so sweet about it. Yesterday I had a migraine and she zeroed right in on the affected eye and gave it a gentle bath, almost as though she was trying to clean it the way I clean her eyes every morning.

This article makes me squeamish, but the condition sounds so rare, and his particular case even more rare.
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I think the answer is that if you even begin to suspect sepsis, no matter the cause, seek medical help immediately. We have become rather blase about it since the advent of antibiotics, but blood poisoning is still a killer.
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Yes!! It's hard to know when to seek help and when to ride it out at home. This is very useful information.
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Poor guy :( But, I'll take my chances my lickers.
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I saw that, and thought, add that to the list of possible causes if I end up in a hospital as a medical mystery given my unwanted exposure to poodle licking. I felt so sorry for the patient too.
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I think it is worth it to wash up after the dog baths. Also as far as sepsis goes when recognized early nowadays there are vastly better treatments, unfortunately this man didn't benefit.
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Me too... Iíll take the chance. My dogs love licking me, and I love that they do. If I have an extreme flu Iíll be sure to tell my doctor.


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I wish the article were more specific. By licking, I suppose they mean in the face, so the bacteria is in contact with saliva inside the mouth ? Or if they lick a wound, probably ?

Flu like symptoms are part of my life, so I would have no way of identifying this bacteria has entered my bloodstream with this symptom.

I do hate being licked, but both my dogs do it. Merlin is an anxious licker and Beckie is an enthusiastic licker... Yesterday she managed to get me inside the mouth. Eeewww...
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It's got to be extremely rare though because almost everyone has a cat or a dog and you don't hear about this situation often. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Although, recently I can hardly believe all the undiagnosed illnesses people tell me they or their family members have, so who knows how often the cause of things like this are missed

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