Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

Q Could my new­born catch any­thing from our pet dog? A Dr Mike Starr, pae­di­a­tri­cian

says: The chances of catch­ing an in­fec­tion from a pet dog are very low, and this ap­plies to new­borns as well. If a dog is healthy and re­ceives reg­u­lar preven­tive treat­ment for fleas and worms, the risk is par­tic­u­larly low. Dogs should never be left alone with ba­bies or young chil­dren in case they scratch or bite – this may hap­pen ac­ci­den­tally.

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