Can I Catch a Cold From My Pet?

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Hi, what's your name? My name is Andrea. Hi Andrea. I have a Labradoodle at home, and sometimes when I hear him sneezing, I catch a cold after, is it sure you can catch a cold from your dog? Well actually the virus that cause colds for us, are different from the viruses that cause colds for dogs.

So it won't be because the dog is ill. However, if you are held and give it to your labradoddle and that labradoddle then kisses someone else, the dog can pass is to another human, So the dog can be a vector to carry human virus from one person to another. Also dogs of course have roundworms, they have other illnesses that can pass to human but the cold isn't one of them.

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