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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Can dogs contract chicken pox?

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Can dogs contract chicken pox?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.

Scott Nimmo :

Hello and welcome. My name is Scott and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

Well there is a simple answer here, dog cannot contract the human form of chicken pox since the virus is very host specific and will not affect dogs, only people.

Scott Nimmo :

does your dog have a skin disease?

Scott Nimmo :

But really you have no worries whatsoever about your dog catching it from your son ... he can pet the dog all he likes ...

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Scott Nimmo :

I hope I have answered your question properly, can I help you further?