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can pink eye be passed onto my cats?


Asked by Member 776681 on Dec 5th 2008 in Other Health & Wellness
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Allie

That depends on which bacteria or virus caused the pink eye. Cats and humans can not share most illnesses but conjuntivitis can be shared depending on the cause. I would just be really careful to keep the cat away from your face and to wash your hands before handling her if you have touched your infected eye. Just make sure that if she does catch it, you get medicine from the vet. Do not share medicine with her. Even if the ingredients were the same, the doses are different.


Allie answered on 12/5/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Spike

Yes, I was once in a situation where my roommate, my cat, and I all had conjunctivitis at the same time.


Spike answered on 12/7/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Sure can! Conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria, which can easily spread. I'm being treated right now for conjunctivitis a little kitten I rescued gave me.


Member 1134878 answered on 10/8/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer