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can dogs contract feline aids from an affected cat

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can dogs contract feline aids from an affected cat ? Drinking their water, getting scratched, etc. ???
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Vicky Lamb replied 11 years ago.
No, dogs cannot get the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). They cannot get infected with the feline leukemia virus either. These viruses are species specific, meaning they stay only in the cat.