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Can you get STDs/diseases from haveing sex with dogs

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I was wondering if you could get STD's or diseases from haveing sex with dogs? Do they natuarry carry diseases or would they have had to contract them from another dog/human? Also, this dog has had sex with 5 humans, if one of them had an STD could i contract it?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Lets start with the fact that this is considered a felony in 49 states. It is not only a sexual offence is is also considered animal abuse. So you may want to reconsider what you are doing.
While dogs cannot transmit human STD's from catching them themselves, depending on the sequencing of sexual encounters, and the particular diease in question, potentially a dog could be the source of contaminated human fluids to pass an infection along.