September 24, 2008 at 10:23 am #62177Lisa33Member
I have just read it on another forum and found that it is more common in raw / barf fed dogs. I have never heard of it before.
Can anyone give more info on this please?September 24, 2008 at 10:38 am #83522SweetypyeMember
Humans and animals can get it not just from raw food. I have fed raw for 7 years and nothing living in my household has contracted it.September 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm #83523AnonymousGuest
Bonnie had this (among other things) when we collected her from the rescue. She certainly wasnt fed BARF there 😀
There are different kinds of it. One kind is C. fetus which can cause spontaneous abortion in cows and sheep and can affect humans. There are around a dozen different types that have been found to make humans ill.
You get it by …
getting poo in your mouth (e.g. by not washing hands properly)
from having sex with an infected person
from affected water and food supplies
People can be asymptomatic (carry it and pass it without knowing) and then others more vulnerable can develop bacterial infection as a result.
***EXPOSURE*** to campylobacter may be higher in BARF/raw fed dogs but this does not mean that cases of it are nessesarily higher as the more well dogs would probably shake it off. Pregnant dogs or dogs with some other stress (mental or physical) on their body may also be “more likely” to develop symptoms.
p.s. some treatments leave dogs / cats etc… as asymptomatic carriers and some just are asymptomatic carriers as a result of exposure to it so really it is so common its just “in the environment”.September 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm #83524AnonymousGuestquote :
It seems that a crucial time aswell as any animals under stress for some reason – is when transferring over from commercial to natural as the diet needs time to build back up the “friendly bacteria” that commerical food strips away.September 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm #83525*Nick*Member
I cook my food, now granted i do like a nice rare steak and a little steak tartare or some sashimi is never amiss….
I got campylobacter back in february …got it from restaurant chicken….very nasty, …..tests were much nastier than the bugSeptember 25, 2008 at 10:09 am #83526Lisa33Member
Thanks for that. It did just scare me a little as I have never heard of it before and when it mentioned about BARF fed dogs it did worry me a little!
Nasty stuff Nick! Poor you! :vomit:September 25, 2008 at 10:25 am #83527AnonymousGuest
Lisa – i was the same, i went mental when i found out bonnie had it – harry was only 4 months old when we got her i had no idea i could be putting him in so much danger but … we were all finey it cleared up with some tlc and help from the vets and harry never caught it nor did any of us 🙂
claire xOctober 6, 2008 at 11:47 am #83528Aly12Member
I had campylobacter last year and was in hospital for 2 nights.
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