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H1N1 Flu: Can my pet get sick from the H1N1 flu virus?

By Gary Bogue
Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 7:15 am in AVMA, Cats, dogs, H1N1 Flu virus, Pets.

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I just received this information on pets and the H1N1 flu virus from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This information is frequently updated, so you can keep an eye on things by using the links I provided below. /Gary

American Veterinary Medical Association Updates H1N1 Flu Resources for Pet Owners, Veterinarians

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 5 – Since the news broke of a house cat in Iowa testing positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, pet owners and veterinarians alike have been scrambling to learn more:

Can my pet get sick? What would the symptoms of H1N1 in cats be? How is it identified? How is it treated?

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The AVMA has been in constant contact with experts and agencies across the country to learn more about this case and share this information with the public and veterinarians. The results of these efforts are now available on the AVMA’s Web site, where those wanting to learn more can access continuously updated “Frequently Asked Questions” on the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, how the virus might affect pets, and what veterinarians should know when talking with clients and treating patients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON PETS AND THE 2009 H1N1 FLU VIRUS:

http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/new_virus/new_flu_virus_faq_pet_owners.asp

ADDITIONAL FREQUENTLY UPDATED INFORMATION ON H1N1:

http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/new_virus

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  2. Kevin Says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. I knew that cats could be carriers of diseases, but didn’t realize that they could also get sick from the H1N1 virus.

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