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can your cat or dog get shingles from a human Can dogs or

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can your cat or dog get shingles from a human ? Can dogs or cats make shingles worse for humans
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the questionCustomer

In direct answer to your question :

1. It would not be possible for a cat or dog to get shingles from a human, the shingles virus does not affect them.

2. I can see no reason why it would be possible for a dog or cat to make shingles worse for an affected human.

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Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
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