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How the H1N1 flu
could kill your cat

Toronto Star, by Lesley Clarula Taylor

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/12/2012 5:13:54 PM

The flu may make you sick this winter, but it could kill your cat. “Most people don’t realize that humans can pass diseases to animals,” said Dr. Christiane Löhr, an Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine pathologist. (Snip) Veterinary medicine researchers in Ohio followed up with a study, published last December, of a widespread H1N1 infection rate in 400 healthy cats, although few developed symptoms. Löhr and Truijillo are collecting data now to find out more about how this rare “reverse zoonosis” is happening. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, discovered an alarmingly high and unexpected

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Not a cat owner. Have seen cat owners. Suggestion: stop kissing your cats. Don't want to know what else you are doing with your cats. ;-)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 10/12/2012 5:43:23 PM     (No. 8929012)

Two weeks ago we took our cat to the Vet because of strange wheezy breathing. He had had no symptoms and I would have guessed he was the healtiest cat in town the day before.

An X-Ray showed cardiomyopathy and lungs filled with water. Since he essentially needed a hert transplant we had to put him down at the visit.

I asked the doctor how the symptoms could come so suddenly and be so hopeless. He said that some cats have congential defects.

My grandchildren had a bad virus that took about a week to shake the fever and another two for the cough. I doubt it was H1N1, but I never considered a human/animal transfer, at least in domestic animals.

I guess it's just one more import from China that will eventually kill us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: avikingman, 10/12/2012 5:49:32 PM     (No. 8929026)

Not a dog owner.
Dogs lick a lot of things including their owner's face.

Dusty litter is not good for cat lungs.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubber, 10/12/2012 10:55:26 PM     (No. 8929480)

Mammals, avian and reptile pets can all have the nasties...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/12/2012 11:33:25 PM     (No. 8929516)

My vet told me we cannot pass on illness to our pets and vice versa... hmm.

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