Illnesses spread by your cat

Living with pet dogs and cats is an enjoyable experience. But did you know they can spread diseases that can infect humans?

While this blog frequently provides information about diseases you could get from dogs, today, I wanted to provide you with two resources pertaining to cat diseases.

VCA Animal Hospitals

This comprehensive article by Dr. Ernest Ward, DVM lists common diseases people can contract from animals. He also lists the risk factors associated with acquiring a zoonotic disease.

The article also provides a short list of cat illnesses as well as tips for avoiding them.

Cornell Feline Health Center

Like the post above, this page is comprehensive and provides similar information about zoonotic diseases of cats. The format of this post is like a brochure. Information is organized clearly with distinct headings.


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