Animal Sickness

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You all know that animals get sick but are they the same sickness that we experience?


Even if some animals can get sick from you. It does not mean that it’s like this for everything. For example, your dog can get a urinary infection that doesn’t come from you however, if you do not treat it your dog could get problems.


 Allergies are another issue that can affect your furry friends yet this is not a pathology you can treat.  So, if your animal at home is not itself, go to the vet to make sure that your pet is fine and not a problem that will follow for the rest of its life.


The chances that an animal spread the Covid-19 to people are considerably low. We still do not know how the animals could be affected by it. To understand you need to know that Covid-19 is one in a variety of coronaviruses called SARS-CoV-2. Some of them can affect some animals while others don’t. However, more studies are needed to be sure of this fact.


 But SARS-CoV-2 is not the only sickness that animals “share” with us. The flu can be transmitted to your pets. So if you have the flu, keep some distance with your pets. But if you have just a cold do not worry you can snuggle with them as much as you please.


“We worry a lot about zoonoses, the transmission of diseases from animals to people,” said Christiane Loehr, an associate professor in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “But most people don’t realize that humans can also pass diseases to animals, and this raises questions and concerns about mutations, new viral forms and evolving diseases that may potentially be zoonotic. And, of course, there is concern about the health of the animals.”


There is not only small sickness that we have in common there are also cancers. Some species can develop this and it could be almost the same as us, others have a rare and contagious form of the disease and some of them rarely have cancer. If an animal has this disease there are treatments like humans.