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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: canine meningitis


 kev38 - Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:02 pm

is canine meningitis contagous to humans. my dog might have it. and I have 2 kids 6 and 10. the vet says its not. but i want to make sure.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:23 pm

User avatar Hi there -

Canine meningitis, as with most veterinary infections, is not transmittable to humans. In fact, it's generally not very contagious at all, and is difficult to spread even to other dogs, although if there are other dogs it may be wise to keep them separated from the ill one, more for the sick dog's own peace and quiet.

Your vet is correct. Hope your dog gets better soon.

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