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Old 08-03-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Does anyone get grossed out when people let their dog lick their face or even tongue kiss their dogs? Just wondering.
As long as they are not licking my face I couldn't care less

 
Old 08-03-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm 42. This is the first case I've heard of regarding a dog's lick causing multiple amputations. You're more likely to win the lottery than end up in this situation, I'm thinking.
of course you are right. This is a horrible and sad story and because it is so rare it hit the papers all over the country.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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From live science and the CDC:
These bacteria are found in the mouths of cats and dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Up to 74 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats have Capnocytophaga, but the bacteria don't cause illness in dogs and cats, the CDC says.

In humans, however, it's a different story. In very rare cases, the bacteria can spread to humans through bites, scratches or close contact with cats and dogs. The people most at risk for this infection are those with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. (It's unclear if Manteufel had a weakened immune system).

If a person becomes infected with Capnocytophaga, the bacteria can spread to the bloodstream and cause infections in various parts of the body, including a blood infection known as sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the immune system responds overwhelmingly to an infection, triggering body-wide inflammation and, potentially, organ failure.

Most people who get sick with the bacteria typically start experiencing symptoms within three to five days of becoming infected, but symptoms may occur anywhere from one to 14 days after infection, according to the CDC. Symptoms include blisters, redness, swelling, pus or pain around the animal bite location (if a bite was involved), fever, diarrhea, headache, vomiting and muscle or joint pain.

As in Manteufel's case, the infection can sometimes lead to gangrene, or tissue death, and require amputations to save the rest of the body.

first of all would you re-read what you just entered? the words to pay attention to pay attention to: are "up to" I know a little about what I am talking about: my husband spent 2 days in ICU plus more time in the hospital less than a year ago because of a cat bite that did lead to the infection. Unfortunately the cat had to be put down. We felt so sorry for the owners of the poor kitty but we all knew it was best. The owner had been bitten badly by the same cat about a year before.

We were told it is a very few cats and dogs that have the bacteria in their systems and very seldom does it result in what we went through. So, don't think you have to inform me as to what can happen. We went through HELL!!!
 
Old 08-03-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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Cat bites are more likely to get infected than dog bites. I've been bitten by both (thankfully not badly) and the cat bite was what got infected. I am way more cautious around cats than I am around dogs.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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I think this is more embarrassing than being chewed out by a mother-in-law.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Cat bites are more likely to get infected than dog bites. I've been bitten by both (thankfully not badly) and the cat bite was what got infected. I am way more cautious around cats than I am around dogs.
Yup. Cat mouths have a specific bacteria (can't recall the name) that thrives in puncture wounds. That, in combination with the shape of their canines, makes for a dangerous recipe. It doesn't help that cat bites tend to be on the hands, either.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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^^^^ This. There has to be a contributing factor. People get licked by dogs all the time and are fine.
I think its gotta be like someone that had started a fire from static electricity from dragging their feet on the carpet.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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I don't think they can say for sure it was from the dog. Sepsis is much more common than it used to be. It is also highly unusual to lose a limb from sepsis. I work in skilled rehab, and we get many patients who get sepsis while they're in the hospital (hospitals are actually one of the most common places to get sepsis), Having a compromised immune system is also a common denominator for those who get it. But in 20 years of this work, with probably hundreds of people with sepsis, never once have I seen anyone have to get anything amputated because of it.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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So now on top of rabies have to worry about some other weird bacteria????
 
Old 08-03-2018, 04:27 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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So now on top of rabies have to worry about some other weird bacteria????
Are you immunocompromised with exposed open wounds? If not, no.
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