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Can my dog get HPV if he licks my dirty underwear or my partners

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Can my dog get HPV if he licks my dirty underwear or my partner's used condom which might have sperm in it? I am currently being cured for genital warts. Just worried for him to transferring it to other people or being a carrier.
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.

No, a dog cannot acquire the HPV virus from a person. Also, they cannot act as a carrier, since the viral condition cannot establish itself in the canine body.

I do not see any concern with your pet acquiring infection or transmitting it.

Hope that information has been helpful.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

So even if he licks some sperm of my partner (who has HPV as he gave it to me) my dog will be fine and will no be a carrier to other people?

Hello,
Your dog would be fine. Unless your dog licked another person very soon after licking the sperm, there is no way for transfer.

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

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