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Conjunctivitis zoonotic?

Species: Dog
Breed: king charles spaniel
Age: 5-8 years
My dog has conjunctivitis, which he is being treated for and my friends daughter who spends time with my dog has now got conjunctivitis. Could she have caught it from my dog?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

As far as we know, there are no types of conjunctivitis that are contagious from dog to people or vice versa. The organism that causes pink eye in people does not affect dogs.

I know it may be hard to believe, but the fact that both the child and the dog have an eye infection really is just a coincidence.

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