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I bought som hummis that may have been contaminated with

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I bought som hummis that may have been contaminated with Listeria bacteria, I am having some symptoms, I shared some with my dog. will this make her sick too?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 5 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern about Sammy and for this potential problem for yourself:(

Dogs can develop Listeria but it's pretty rare. Signs which might be seen include: fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, with occasional neurologic signs. Incubation is 11-70 days in people but unknown in animals.

Treatment would be antibiotics and supportive care.

Until or unless Sammy develops symptoms, though, I wouldn't prophylactically treat her with medication since she may not become sick at all...especially if she only ate a very small amount of the hummus.

I hope this helps and that you're feeling better soon. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 5 months ago.
Hi Marcy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Sammy. How is everything going?

Dr. Deb