HELP - Are there any chicken dieseases that can transmit to a dog?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Margot, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Margot

    Margot Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    Paw Paw, MI
    I have had two chickens sick with something that I'm battling with limited success. The reason for my post is this. One of my dogs, a Chinese Chrested, has had a kidney issue that has his life in danger. We are racking our brain as to what could have prompted this. The vet believes there was some type of issue that sparked this. I gave her everything I used on the chickens as treatment. (DE, Sevin, Antibioits) and none of those would cause kidney failure.

    So does ANYONE know if there are any diseases that a dog can catch from chickens?


  2. LMiller

    LMiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2013
    I thought sevin was very toxic to mammals and Chinese Crested barely have any fur. Otherwise I have no idea.
  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2013
    SW Kansas
    Do you feed table scraps? People food can severly damage a dogs kidneys, bladder, stomach lining among other things. How old is your dog?
    I found some info that might help:
    According to Chinese Crested experts at, the Chinese Crested Dog does require a diet of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, except for Vitamin C because of kidney and liver damage it can cause for this breed. They do not need what is in most dog foods, corn, corn meal, rice, soy, potatoes, starch and fillers.

    Read more:
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    The only criticism I have of the video is the vet did not specify what spreads Lepto. Birds do not spread it. Mammals do, so that would include rodents, rabbits, coons, skunks, etc. Most vets vaccinate for it in areas where Lepto exists, or one can ask their vet for it when vaccinations are updated. Important to keep up on vaccinations, or at least do titer tests for older dogs (some people prefer to lessen vaccinations on older dogs). Most of the other diseases mentioned aren't life threatening to those who care for their animals and pay attention. I have a dog who's a real garbage gut, and he is very healthy. I'm just sure to worm him and pay attention to his digestion.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I had a dog get giardia years ago, not sure if it was from drinking chicken poop mud puddle or not. Metronidazole took care of it though.
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Flagyl (metronidazole) works for any diarrhea symptoms in dogs effectively. Dirty water is the main source of Giardia.

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