Can Dogs Give Kids Strep Throat?
The Expert Vet (05-08-2017) #5069: Can your dog can give your kids strep throat? No! Strep throat does spread between people, even healthy ones who can be carriers, but pediatricians mistakenly tell parents the family dog is how their child got strep throat. The strep present in dogs’ throats is a different strain from the human one and doesn’t sicken the dogs themselves.