Flu and Our Pets

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A news broadcast discusses the recent report that says we are passing the flu along to our cats and dogs. We should take precautions around our pets when we’re sick and have them see the vet if they get sick along with us.

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

4 thoughts on “Flu and Our Pets”

  1. Please note the source. Fox news.
    There is no such thing as human to dog or cat ,flu transmission .
    If there was ,there would be a dog cat flu epidemic.
    Also,most diseases do not affect both dogs and cats,let alone one caught from a human .
    It’s why parvo only affects dogs,and distemper just cats .
    This is blatant lies .
    This is a ploy ,paid for by the pharmaceutical companies,to scare pet owners into get the unnecessary flu vaccination .
    Do not buy into this nonsense .

  2. Hi Missy,
    While this video report comes from Fox News, there have been several stories from a variety of media outlets citing the same reports that informed the Fox story. I admit not to have looked deeply into the story, and know that even widely reported stories can be without merit. This was the only video report on the story I found; the other were all print. That’s why I ran this particular version.

  3. I didn’t see the broadcast but I’m an ICU nurse and an huge animal lover. Bottom line is viruses such as the flu do not typically transmit from species to spicies. Bacteria on the other hand can. For example; your dog can get kennel cough that is either viral or bacterial. If its bacterial, you may transmit it; if it’s viral you won’t.

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