Can a dog catch a cold from a human?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by nakstk, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last June we got a Jack Russell mix from the local Humane Society. She is a great little dog but she chews on things. She does really well as long as she has her chew sticks. Well our whole family recently had a cold bug. Our little Penny took to chewing snot rags. Eww I know. She would get in the garbage and get them out and eat them. Well its been a few weeks and we have noticed she now has a bit of a stuffy sounding nose. Not to bad but you can hear it sometimes when she breathes. I have had dogs all my life and I have never had a dog get a cold. Could she have gotten it from eating our snot rags?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Dogs can not catch the Common Cold from humans.
     
  3. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Just as an aside to this, ferrets can catch the flu from humans. We are careful, and have non-sickies care for them when someone is sick around here.
     

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