Can you get UTI from your pets? 'Buckhead Shore' star Chelsea claims dog infected her

It looks like there might be some truth to Chelsea's wild-sounding claims of getting UTI from Babe on 'Buckhead Shore'


                            Can you get UTI from your pets? 'Buckhead Shore' star Chelsea claims dog infected her
'Buckhead Shore' stars Babe and Chelsea Prescott (MTV)
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MTV's highly-anticipated 'Jersey Shore' spinoff 'Buckhead Shore' finally hit our screens, and the Atlanta-based crew wasted no time in drawing us in with their drama and shenanigans. The group of nine youngsters from the Beverly Hills of Atlanta aka Buckhead Shore snuck away to Parker Lipman's lakehouse for a fun and wild summer. Unfortunately what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway quickly turned into a painful nightmare for cast member Chelsea Prescott after she managed to catch a urinary tract infection (UTI) after spending just a night at the lake house.

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In case you're wondering how Chelsea got infected after spending less than a day at the lake house, then you can blame host Parker's adorable golden retriever- Babe. After arriving at the lake house, all the cast members decided to jump into the hot tub and have some fun. When Parker saw his hot ex Katie Canham in the tub, he quickly jumped out to avoid getting into any "sticky situation". In the spirit of still ensuring his friends had a good time, Parker dropped his dog Babe into the tub. Though the pup was in the pool for just a few minutes, apparently that was enough for Chelsea to get infected. She woke up the next morning complaining of UTI and accusing Babe of infecting her. So can dogs really give you UTI? Keep reading to find out.

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Babe on 'Buckhead Shore' (MTV)

Can you get UTI from your pets?

Well as bizarre as it may sound, turns out you can indeed get UTI from your pets. In an interview with Reuters Health, Dr. James R. Johnson from University of Minnesota, it's an extremely common occurrence. "Sharing of E. coli strains among humans and pets within a household, including strains that can cause urinary tract infections, is extremely common,” Dr. James R. Johnson told Reuters Health. "Harboring the same strain of the bug implies that it is passed from one person or animal to another. Johnson and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota investigated the extent to which E. coli strains were shared between humans and pets in 63 households. They identified 152 people, 48 dogs, 26 cats, and 2 other animals that had stool samples that tested positive for E. coli. Five of the humans had an acute urinary tract infection," reported the outlet.

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So, it looks like there might be some truth to Chelsea's wild-sounding claims of getting UTI from Babe. Fans took to Twitter to express their surprise at Chelsea catching a UTI on the very first night at the lake house. A fan tweeted, "@MTV Why name it Buckhead Shore if the majority of it is going to be at Lake Lanier. #BuckheadShore Are these people dumber than the Jersey Shore crew? UTI from a dog hopping in a hot tub for 10 seconds? Platonics anyone? lol." "Never thought Chelsea would get a UTI the very first night at the lake house! #BuckheadShore," wrote a fan. "How do you get a UTI the first night? Go to the doctor chile... #BuckheadShore," commented a fan. "Learn something new everything… apparently dogs can give humans UTI lol #BuckheadShore," expressed a fan. Another fan added, "#BuckheadShore She definitely got a UTI from that jacuzzi dog water."

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'Buckhead Shore' airs every Thursday at 9/8c on MTV.

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