I would be so sad if my cockatiel caught the flu. She had been coughing, recently, but she got a clean bill of health from the vet (no infection, but it could be due to environmental factors). I already knew flu was transmissible from humans to birds and vice versa, but I didn't know about cats and dogs until this story started popping up everywhere.
So far cats and ferrets are the only ones who have been confirmed by the AVMA as having H1N1. At the animal hospital we are now on high alert when pets come in with symptoms. Thankfully we haven't seen any at our hospital. Knock on wood.
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