Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

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Emz+Leo2508
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Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

Post by Emz+Leo2508 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:57 pm

Hi all,

Probably a very naive question but I've recently adopted a gorgeous 5yr old FIV boy and unfortunately I can feel the beginnings of a stinking cold coming on. I'm wondering if I need to attempt to steer well clear of my cat as being FIV they are more susceptible to infection. I will of course be dosing myself up to try to keep cold at bay but any advice would be welcome.

Thanks, Emz

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Re: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

Post by Lilith » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:45 pm

Hi, don't worry - the human cold/flu is human-specific, just as a cat's cold/flu is feline specific; your cat can't catch the bug from you. Hope you feel better soon :)

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Re: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

Post by Emz+Leo2508 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:00 pm

Ah that's good to know thank you Lilith! As I write this from my sick bed :lol:

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