What human health things are our dogs susceptible to?
Cold, flu, pneumonia etc.?
Just want to have this for future reference. Thanks.
This article mentions mumps Illnesses That Dogs Can Get From People | eHow
I got chicken-pox when I was 23, I was miserable. My dog at the time did her best to make me comfy, mainly snuggling with me. I called the e-vet up to make sure I wasn't going to give my bestest chicken-pox and boy did that tech ever get a laugh out of it.
Sorta like this:
Tech "Hello Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital"
Me "Uhm, can dogs get chicken-pox?"
Tech "Oh, worried your kids will give Fido the itchies?"
Me "No, uhh...I have the pox."
Tech "You sound sort of old for chicken-pox...how old are you?"
Me "Twenty three, it sucks."
Tech *laughs* "Yeah, you are in for it and your dog will be fine. Watch your temps and don't scratch."
I was in for it. Ended up in the hospital with wicked high temps. Spiked around 107, gotta love ice baths.
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