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11-18-2004, 01:56 AM
I had the flu last week and lastnight my dog was up half the night getting sick, could he have caught it from me? He doesn't get sick often.
11-18-2004, 07:57 AM
The best advice that i can offer to to ask your vet. Through my own experiences with my male dachshund who has been so sick in the past, I learned from the vet that, for the most part, different species (dogs, humans) do not share viruses.
Again, please let me suggest that you ask your vet to be sure.
11-18-2004, 10:42 AM
Okay brings me to my next question. Can humans carry a dogs illness. Like if I was visiting someone their dog was sick and went home. Could my dog get sick off of me?
11-18-2004, 12:34 PM
I don't know about all dog diseases, but after dealing with Parvo, I learned that it can be transmitted from animal to person and back to animal. I don't mean that a human can get Parvo, but a human can come in contact with it, bring it home (on their shoes or clothes) and their dog could get sick from that contact with the disease. The vet even said that if your friend's dog has Parvo and you go around your friend (not the dog), you can still bring it home to your dogs that way. Does that make sense?
11-18-2004, 07:36 PM
Parvovirus is one tough virus to combat. It can live many months, without a host (any warm blooded creature) and withstand extreme temperatures. This is just one of many sites available on the research of the Parvovirus strains.
11-18-2004, 09:00 PM
I already know that about parvo. I just meant typical colds and flus for dogs.
11-20-2004, 03:37 PM
I've done some research on the influenza strain and there seems to be one out there that is transmitted amongst different species ie.. humans, cats, birds, pigs, etc...and that is the Avian Influenza first reported from Thailand in 1997. The virus itself mutates as it travels from bird to cat to humans. The common human influenza is not a strain that transmit like the above mentioned. I do know for a fact that pigs can get human viruses and their body system will mutate it and give it back to the human in a deadly form. They also can give it to other animals as well.
11-20-2004, 06:57 PM
I don't know about Dogs....But Colds / Certain types of Sinus problems ; Flu ....Can be passed back & forth between you and your cat. Jellybean & I passed a nasty Virus back a forth for a little more than 2 months....before we BOTH were on Antibiotics at the same time !! The Vet said Some Airborn Viruses can be passed back & forth !! :p