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Chicken Pox

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by HelloWorld, Mar 20, 2017.


  1. HelloWorld

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    Hello,
    I know the title may appear endlessly weird and confusing and hopefully has been the reason you took a chance and clicked on this thread. Anyway the real matter at hand is my auntie has a 7 year old daughter who has chicken pox, she also has a pet cocker spaniel called Lola. You know all the tech stuff about the parent had chicken pox as a child so wont catch it as a result of the build up of immunity blah blah blah:Meh:Meh. But what she asked me to query with you is can a dog catch chicken pox? I know that dogs aren't affected by the common cold that humans catch but what about this? I don't know the answer to this myself (obvious)o_O so resorted to asking the experts. Hope you can help... ;)
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  2. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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  3. HelloWorld

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    Any explanation as I can't just say to her know I will be reprimanded for not finding out the full facts...:Nailbiting
     
  4. Rafa

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    Ceiling Kitty is a Vet dear.

    She knows the full facts.
     
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    It is not a zoonoses ie something that can be passed between humans and animals. Unlike for example rabies
     
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  6. HelloWorld

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    Ok... I'll have to trust tinternet..
     
  7. ouesi

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    No, your dog won’t get chicken pox. The chicken pox virus affects humans, not canines.
     
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  8. HelloWorld

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    Its not my dog... but thanks for the help.
     
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  9. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Wikipedia has the answer! :D

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpesviruses known to infect humans. VZV infections are species-specific to humans. It causes chickenpox (varicella), a disease most commonly affecting children, teens and young adults and herpes zoster (shingles) in older adults; shingles is rare in children. VZV is known by many names, including chickenpox virus, varicella virus, zoster virus, and human herpesvirus type 3 (HHV-3).
     
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  10. HelloWorld

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    Thanks sooo much. I don't no whether I'll pronounce the terms correctly though. Lol
     
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