Can I really catch salmonella from sharing a spoon with my dog?
I was eating ice cream the other day and I gave a spoonful to Java. Then used the same spoon again myself....kind of gross, but I can't be the only one that has done that, can I?
Brian told me that dogs have salmonella in their mouths and I could catch it and get sick if I shared the same spoon as Java.
Not that I've ever heard. Reptiles - yes. Dogs, I doubt it.
But - YUK! No - I've never shared my spoon with my dog. Or anyone else who licks their own ass.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I've never heard of that before. I don't share spoons on a regular basis, but I have to admit, I've given them a bite before and then ate from it. What's the difference if you let them lick your face and give kisses?
I dunno but I would never do that.
Seriously, what is the difference? We let them lick our faces and give kisses???
According to my vet it is definitely a concern if you are feeding a raw diet/raw meat, but otherwise I'm not sure. I don't share spoons with anyone. LOL
Well, I'm guilty of the spoon sharing, but it only happened once. It was ice cream (seems to be a pattern....), but I probably won't do it again. But then again.... his face is so damn cute and he only wants a bit of my treat! Sigh.... I'll let you guys know if I ever get poisonned.
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Kaity (Sweetheart since April 29th, 2012)
I'm guilty. But NOT with the dogs who eat poop.
I have shared a taste of ice cream off a spoon with Guthrie...and will do it again! I am more scared of getting sick from eating out at a restaurant(I worked at a fancy restaurant for many years and some of the stuff there made my stomach turn!) Of course Guthrie does not have any yucky oral habits.
And I thought they always say that a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans? Guthrie does not seem to be offended eating off of my spoon!