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|12-15-2005, 10:03 AM||#2|
& Bailey & Bella
Join Date: Mar 2005
My vet said NO,and vice-versa.
Rhonda, Bailey, Josie and my angel Bella Rue'
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
|12-15-2005, 04:33 PM||#4|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
I don't know about flu or colds, BUT my vet said tonsillitis can be passed back and forth! He told me to quit kissin' my dog! LOL - like that'll happen!
Frankie (the MOM), Sabrina, and Elvira
|12-15-2005, 05:46 PM||#5|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: May 2004
I've heard it before, but something just keeps me from doing it. It's like the just-in-case part of my brain won't stop working!
|12-16-2005, 01:13 AM||#6|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
There is a "species barrier" that keeps many diseases of one species from crossing over to another species. Apparently "colds and flu" fall into this catagory. Animals cannot catch our colds or the flu.
On the other hand, this is one of the main concerns about the bird flu. A few people have had it, but still not enough to believe that it has crossed over from birds to people. This "crossing over" is very feared - as it could cause millions and perhaps billions of deaths.
Anyway - No - your dog cannot catch your cold.
A Yorkie is worth a thousand words.