Pet Pop Quiz Answer

Isn’t sharing wonderful… unless it’s the flu.  Did you know what the unlucky pet is that gets to share the sneezing and the sniffles?

Q: You’ve heard about avian flu and swine flu so you know people can get the flu from animals, but what small pet can catch the flu from it’s owner?

A:  Owners have to be careful when handling their ferret when they have the flu because the poor little fuzzbutts can easily catch it from their humans.  It’s because of this, that ferrets are often used in human influenza studies.

(Source- ABC News- Animals Get the Flu, Too )

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