Q&A: Can my cat get any illnesses from a dog?

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Hi I have an and might be getting a puppy very soon. It is supposed to be dewormed and upto date on shots. Is there anything else I should be worried about before putting them both together? Please let me know if you know of anything. Thanks, Teresa

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Answer by Brandy H
If it is from the dog then, probably yes.

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    • Kevin
    • August 20, 2012

    Parasites might be able to jump from one pet to another.

    Ex: Fleas, ticks, etc.

    However, viruses and bacteria may or may not be able to jump from one species to another. Rule of thumb for me is if it can be transferred from pet to person, it can be transferred from pet to pet(pet of another species).

    • monkeybss2
    • August 20, 2012

    Most diseases are not cross species, this is why you can’t give your dog a cold. Just give them both heartworm medication and treatments for fleas and ticks. You’ll be fine, plenty of people have both with no problems.

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