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Cat flu

If I get the flu, I should stay home so I don't infect my co-workers. But if I do that, I might make my cats sick:

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A cat in Iowa has the H1N1 flu, most likely caught from it's owners. The cat is recovering, but as 14 News found, viruses are spread much easier between pets and their owners than most people think.

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As for the H1N1 virus, experts said only a handful of animals have tested positive for it, and it's believed all of those pets contracted the flu from their owners who were sick.

Sure hope they don't contract it. I think getting them to cough into their sleeves might be problematic.


Larry Morris
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 11:17am

Wait till you try and make them wear one of those little masks when they go outside, ... :-)

Bob G.
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 12:12pm

"Who WAS that masked cat?"
(and his faithful indian companion)

I think they know better than to cozy up to us when we're sneezing, coughing, hacking, etc...
(just feed us, and we'll leave YOU with YOUR germs)