Doctors study transmission of flu from humans to pets
How to keep your animal healthy
- Duration 3:04
- Date Oct 9, 2012
How to keep your animal healthy
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Just in time for flu seasons in new -- suggesting that pet owners pet owners may be able to spread.
Deadly diseases to the Stanley dog or cat we're talking about the flu here about 73 million American homes currently included pat.
That's well over half the homes in the country which is why we want to talk to -- doctor and -- house he's joining us he's a veterinarian at.
Animal medical center here in New York City so.
-- can we really give the flu -- -- dog.
Our -- and fare as well.
So for years and years and years we always had -- known now if you have the flu you can't give it you pat.
A couple years ago some veterinarians very cleverly noticed a woman.
And her -- being very sick at the same time tested the caps and found out that the -- had the same flu she did.
No kidding what about the other way around the -- getting the -- to the -- Cats are probably not gonna give the floated the owner because it's it's a human flu and so they probably need to get it from view.
But what that means is that when your sick.
You can't lay on the sofa and say it alone here kitty kitty come play with me because I'm feeling bad and I want you to snuggle with me because you can give your cap.
The floods is yet to -- -- to it did this study.
You have to be in the backyard you can't gorging yourself that such a -- -- you not then that's right it's really isn't the house you have to stay in the bedroom.
That's exactly right until -- you're sick and feel like you have to quarantine yourself from your husband your girlfriend your kids.
You need to quarantine yourself from that -- -- I was reading about the flu vaccine because they know it's a Trace silly family sued we -- to get the vaccines united no -- doctors recommend that we deal.
In this study it also suggested that it might be -- if you have animals to get the vaccine not for yourself but for -- Is that I mean is that really something that you can do to protect your pet well I think so because if you don't get the flu and then you -- give the -- to your pets.
So from from the -- standpoint I would say.
Keep yourself healthy so your pet is healthy -- what about vaccines for animals.
So there's not a human flu vaccine for animals but dogs to get the flu they have their very own specific flu which does not transmit to people.
And you can get your dog vaccinated against flu.
So talk your veterinarian about whether it's right for your Dotson when he did it seek the dots mean chicken -- -- -- read a little rats me -- last spring what do you do for your pets is they have the flu.
Well the first thing you should do is check with your veterinarian because you're reading Arrington who would test and find out if you've given your dog or your cat or your fair at the flu.
But then chicken -- would be good for them.
And it remembered don't give any of your own medications to your -- because animals don't tolerate things like Advil aspirin.
On Ibuprofen nearly as well as we do so never give human drugs your pet check with your veterinary -- -- -- -- seeing anyone even an animal suffering might just want help now now keep away from that Tylenol it's very bad doctor thank you very much time did you hear that -- yes chicken soup for the dog no no affair a -- for the dog millionaire footnote at me.