Re: OT:Question

2007-12-08 Thread wendy
Wow!  Great info. I did not know!  Thanks Caroline!

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- Original Message 
From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 4:23:14 PM
Subject: RE: OT:Question

Alright, I am not an expert, but here's what I have know/have learned: I think 
it depends on the cause of the URI-- which with cats, we know it can be many 
different things and usually, it's too expensive to actually run a culture and 
find out what is causing the URI (unless it's a chronically suffering cat 
having a significant amount of trouble and then the cost outweighs the need).  
In cats, it's usually feline herpes (a VIRUS) OR feline caliciVIRUS causing the 
URI (but not always).  In general, viruses are not zoonotic (transmittable over 
different species).  However, if the URI is caused by a BACTERIAL infection, 
then yes, possibly it is transmittable to a dog.  Again, in general though, 
cats are more prone to URIs than dogs.  I think dogs most common shelter-type, 
highly contagious disease is 'kennel cough.'  
 
Here are the 'general' rules:  

There are some zoonotic diseases that can be transmissible between cats, dogs, 
and humans, but they shouldn't cause upper respiratory diseases. Most are 
caused by internal parasite infections, such as giardia or tapeworms. Rabies, 
mange, and ringworm are other examples of zoonotic diseases. For cat and dog 
upper respiratory infections, however, the disease-causing agents are usually 
species-specific (hence the titles being FELINE herpes, etc.,  and your dog 
should not be able to catch the URI from a cat.  If a dog seems to come down 
with a URI at the same time as a cat with a URI, (insert my lawyer-speak here), 
it's more likely than not that the dog may have actually caught it from 
another dog.
Here's a quick reference for shelters found on the internet:
http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/magazine_articles/jan_feb_1997/controlling_upper_respiratory_infections_in_your_shelter.html
Okay, again, I am no expert, but this is the information on the subject that I 
have found generally.
Caroline 





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Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 12:48:19 -0500
Subject: OT:Question
To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org


Hi guys,
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OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread TatorBunz
Hi guys,
Can dogs and cats catch colds from each other?
Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I  guess.
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Re: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread Susan Hoffman
It is also possible to give your cats a cold.  Again, it depends on what 
organism is causing the upper respiratory problem.  There are 100s out there 
and some can be passed between species and others cannot.

MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  depends of which organism is causing 
the symptoms--corona, rhino, herpes, etc--some are species-specific, other are 
less discriminating

  On Dec 5, 2007 4:55 PM, Pat Kachur  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Upper Respiratory Infection (which is a cold for cats) is very 
infectious.

  - Original Message - 
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  To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:48 PM
  Subject: OT:Question
  

  Hi guys,
  Can dogs and cats catch colds from each other?
  Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I guess.
  Somebody contacted me about this.
  Thanks!
   
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Re: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread Jane Lyons

Hi Terrie
It's my understanding that colds are not transmitted
between cats and dogs.
When I first got MeMe she had a terrible upper respiratory and was  
sneezing

constantly. My dogs shared a water bowl and sometimes a bed with her and
they were fine.
Hope all is well with your kitties.
Best
Jane
On Dec 5, 2007, at 4:55 PM, Pat Kachur wrote:

Upper Respiratory Infection (which is a cold for cats) is very  
infectious.

- Original Message -
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: OT:Question

Hi guys,
Can dogs and cats catch colds from each other?
Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I  
guess.

Somebody contacted me about this.
Thanks!

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RE: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

Alright, I am not an expert, but here's what I have know/have learned: I think 
it depends on the cause of the URI-- which with cats, we know it can be many 
different things and usually, it's too expensive to actually run a culture and 
find out what is causing the URI (unless it's a chronically suffering cat 
having a significant amount of trouble and then the cost outweighs the need).  
In cats, it's usually feline herpes (a VIRUS) OR feline caliciVIRUS causing the 
URI (but not always).  In general, viruses are not zoonotic (transmittable over 
different species).  However, if the URI is caused by a BACTERIAL infection, 
then yes, possibly it is transmittable to a dog.  Again, in general though, 
cats are more prone to URIs than dogs.  I think dogs most common shelter-type, 
highly contagious disease is 'kennel cough.'   Here are the 'general' rules:  
There are some zoonotic diseases that can be transmissible between cats, dogs, 
and humans, but they shouldn't cause upper respiratory diseases. Most are 
caused by internal parasite infections, such as giardia or tapeworms. Rabies, 
mange, and ringworm are other examples of zoonotic diseases. For cat and dog 
upper respiratory infections, however, the disease-causing agents are usually 
species-specific (hence the titles being FELINE herpes, etc.,  and your dog 
should not be able to catch the URI from a cat.  If a dog seems to come down 
with a URI at the same time as a cat with a URI, (insert my lawyer-speak here), 
it's more likely than not that the dog may have actually caught it from 
another dog.
Here's a quick reference for shelters found on the internet:
http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/magazine_articles/jan_feb_1997/controlling_upper_respiratory_infections_in_your_shelter.htmlOkay,
 again, I am no expert, but this is the information on the subject that I have 
found generally.Caroline 


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 12:48:19 -0500Subject: OT:QuestionTo: 
Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

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Can dogs and cats catch colds from each other?
Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I guess.
Somebody contacted me about this.
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Re: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread MaryChristine
depends of which organism is causing the symptoms--corona, rhino, herpes,
etc--some are species-specific, other are less discriminating

On Dec 5, 2007 4:55 PM, Pat Kachur [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Upper Respiratory Infection (which is a cold for cats) is very
 infectious.

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 *Subject:* OT:Question

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 Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I guess.
 Somebody contacted me about this.
 Thanks!

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Re: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread Pat Kachur
Upper Respiratory Infection (which is a cold for cats) is very infectious.
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  Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:48 PM
  Subject: OT:Question


  Hi guys,
  Can dogs and cats catch colds from each other?
  Sorry having brain farts right now can't remember...getting old I guess.
  Somebody contacted me about this.
  Thanks!

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