Harley was sneezing the other day and I promise you, I thought his nose was extra wet too! Later that evening when I went into my own sneezing frenzy accompanied by an occasional nose blow, I thought – can my dog make me sick?…
I RARELY GET SICK –
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been knocked out #muhammadalistyle by contagious aliments a few times in my life but not often.
When it comes to severe colds, fevers, and/or flu bugs I would best be described by the lyrics to one of my favorite Alicia Keys songs –
Even when I’m a mess – I still put on a vest – With an S on my chest – Oh yes I’m a Superwoman. #yesIam
But sitting on the couch having an olympic sneezing competition with my Goldendoodle made me nervous, so I opened my laptop.
AND HERE’S WHAT I FOUND –
While our pets might come down with a cold or another virus from another pet, we humans won’t catch our pet’s illnesses.
There are several viruses that can cause upper respiratory diseases in cats and dogs. None of these are transmitted to humans but can be very contagious to other dogs or cats. And of course there are hundreds of viruses that cause colds in humans, but you can’t spread them to you pets either. Source: verywell.com
However – there are some exceptions.
Our pets CAN pass diseases along to their owners #horror But nearly everything we can catch from our pets is preventable and treatable.
If we wash our hands, and keep our pets healthy, we shouldn’t have any problems.
HERE’S A LIST –
of what your pet might possibly “gift” you –
- Cat Scratch Disease
- Bubonic Plaque
This site by Prevention is a worthy reference to review. They not only list the diseases you could contract from your pet, they also include the –
- symptoms in pets
- symptoms in people
SO DID MY DOG MAKE ME SICK? –
Not sure where the sneezing came from – but we both stopped after a while.
I don’t suffer from allergies (that I am aware of) and Harley USED to suffer severely from environmental allergens but not anymore #futureblogpost
I now know when a Doodle get’s “up close and personal” then sneezes in my face – I need not panic…
…just wash my face and keep it moving!
ONE MORE THING –
The Boys received two boxes the other day. These were very special boxes from very special humans…
Come back on Monday with your morning beverage for a Doodlelicious announcement when we reveal the contents!
Kindness is free – give away as much as you’d like this weekend ❤️