Can You Get Your Cat Or Dog Sick?

When you are sick, do you take preventative measures to not expose your canine or feline compainons from your illness? You should, as our pets actually can get sick with our diseases. Check out my veteirnary expert guest contributions in the following article for PolicyGenius: Can you get your cat or dog sick?  Thank you […]

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Felines and Ferrets Show Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

Photo of Swine Flu Seal of Approval

The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of transmitting between organisms via […]

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Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns

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H1N1 Pumpkin photo by ChrisStreeter — Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Just when you thought it was again safe to sneeze without covering your face with your elbow, 2009 H1N1 has made a reemergence in cats infected by their human owner. The H1N1 influenza virus, previously known as swine flu, is now termed […]

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Is It Safe To Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In Your Bed

Photo of Cardiff Sleeps On My Pillow As Often As He Can

Do you sleep in bed with your dog? Have you ever considered the possibility you may get sick from sharing your personal bed space with your canine companion. What about your pet getting sick from you? USA Today recently featured the article Sleeping next to pets could be harmful, study says by Elizabeth Weise. In […]

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Minor Health Scare Starts 2011 in Less Than Celebratory Style

hoto of Cardiff Stares at His Kitty Toy in the Pool

2010 has been a great year for me, as it started with me being sick from IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia) and headed toward its conclusion with my disease being fully in remission. As my health improved throughout the year, I went back to my normal playing, hiking, and socializing with my dog buddies. It […]

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