I’m sick Stuffed up with a really lousy head cold!!! No, I am not telling you this to get sympathy, though a little wouldn’t hurt. I was concerned about staff with colds going out to visit some clients wondering if dogs could catch a cold.
Of course, we are careful, we sneeze into the crick of our elbows, we wash our hands, carry hand sanitizer in our kits, don’t shake hands, try to avoid door knobs etc but you know what it’s like. Sometimes these sneezes just pop out of the blue and there is barely time to move. So, I did some research and you will be happy to know that dogs CANNOT catch a cold from a human or any other type of creature 4 or 2 legged. Dogs can ONLY catch colds from other dogs.
So if you are sick let your dog snuggle up with you, your pup won’t get sick but they will provide you with great comfort as they lay by your side and watch over you.
Now the flu – that is a completely different story. Stay tuned!
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.