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Is it possible to catch an eye infection from my cat?
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Try to wash your hands after touching the cat.

In brief: Yes
Try to wash your hands after touching the cat.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, and bad ones!
Animals harbor different bacteria than humans.
Some are similar to what infect us. Others can permanently blind us. As far as getting your cat's eye infection - it is possible, and potentially dangerous. Have your cat treated and avoid handling hm/her.

In brief: Yes, and bad ones!
Animals harbor different bacteria than humans.
Some are similar to what infect us. Others can permanently blind us. As far as getting your cat's eye infection - it is possible, and potentially dangerous. Have your cat treated and avoid handling hm/her.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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