Can pets get sick from humans?

Most illnesses cannot be passed from humans to animals. If your pet is going to catch a cold or a flu, it will most likely be transmitted to them from another animal they’ve come into contact with. Animals can also contract illnesses from the urine and feces of other animals, therefore it’s important that you keep an eye on your pet in public places such as parks and veterinary care clinics where other animals have been present.

Cases where pets get sick from human contact are extremely rare, but it is within the realm of possibility. Contact a veterinarian for more information and to address specific concerns.

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