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Can dogs and cats pass diseases to each other?
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Yes. Dogs and cats can spread diseases to each other in a number of ways, including through blood transmission (bite wounds, sexual contact, and birth), respiratory secretions, and fecal-oral. These diseases range in severity from the typically mild and frequently encountered “Kennel Cough” to the more serious and potentially deadly Parvovirus. 


There are many diseases that concern us in veterinary medicine not only because of their ability to make our pets sick, but also their penchant for rapid spread to animals in close contact. If your animal has come in contact with another and you’re worried about the spread of disease, please contact us in the app right away.

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