Can dog diseases be transmitted to cats?
Canine parvovirus disease mainly occurs in dogs, and canine parvovirus (CPV) can infect all canines, such as wolves, South American dogs, Asian raccoons, etc. CPV-2 has gradually mutated into CPV-2a, CPV-2b, and CPV-2c. Although CPV-2 is highly pathogenic in dogs and not in cats, the mutated canine parvovirus is highly pathogenic in both dogs and cats. In other words, canine parvovirus is contagious to cats.
Canine distemper and feline distemper may sound similar, but the viruses that cause them are completely different. Canine distemper is a symptom of the respiratory, digestive and nervous systems of dogs caused by canine distemper virus (CDV). Feline distemper is a disease caused by feline panleukopenia virus. These two diseases do not cross-infect, and cats and dogs do not transmit diseases to each other.
Are dog diseases contagious to humans?
No, canine parvovirus disease, canine distemper and canine coronavirus disease are not zoonotic, so they cannot be transmitted to humans. But people can act as carriers of the virus, passing the virus to healthy dogs through clothing, shoes, or hands.