I just found out a friend of mine has HPV and has been using my toilet. I've never been paranoid but leaving the lid up and recently found out that my cats and dog have drank from the toilet. Even though I am aware that they cannot catch the human strain I am wondering if they can "catch it" and transmit it in their saliva to me if my dog licks my face. Maybe I'm just being overly paranoid but it has been really bothering me lately. Please, help me out.
There are other things in life worth may more the worry than what you describe above.
HPV stands for "HUMAN human papillomavirus". Your animals cannot get infected with HPV and then (re) - infect humans. Animals do get cancer, that is they do "catch it", but not in STD format, but as long as you aren't having sex with them, then you have nothing to worry about.
you aren't going to get hpv from your friend using your toilet.
your animals are not going to get hpv from your friend using your toilet. You aren't going to get hpv from your animals licking your face either.
don't be lazy, close the toilet lid and give your animals clean water from the tap in a bowl. if you ever had microbiology class and cultured toilet water, you'd stop letting your animals have access to it for drinking water!
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