How did my dog get E. coli?

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It's all about the dogs' immune systems. E. coli naturally resides in the intestines of dogs, only when it's highly concentrated that it poses a threat. Mostly, a puppy gets E. coli infection when he does not receive his mother's milk, which contains antibodies and supplement a puppy's immune system. Risk factors are poor nutrition of birthing mother, unsanitary or crowded birthing environment, mammary gland infection of a nursing mother who has E. coli infection herself and prolonged birth. Causes also include contact with an infected animal or objects, such as bedding, that has been contaminated by an infected animal.
Can I get E-coli from my dog? She walks and poops is old and I'm always picking it up! I thought I had a bladder infection but the culture came back e-coli!
Yes, that is possible. E coli can be transmitted by close contact with animal's poop.
Maybe contaminated food or fluid.
Dog poop contains harmful organisms like E.coli, which can be transmitted to people and animals from drinking contaminated water.

You can get E.coli from your dog by cleaning up his infected feces, so it’s incredibly essential to wash your hands thoroughly after scooping up his poop.

Additionally, If your dog’s poop sticks to his fur, you may come into contact with harmful bacteria after petting his rear end, or if he licks you after he cleans off his rear, you also can get infected. You need to be cautious.
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