Humans can catch tapeworms from cats, but not directly. To catch tapeworms from a cat, a human must ingest an infected flea that is or has been on the cat.Know More
There are two types of tapeworms found in cats. These are Dipylidium caninum which comes from ingesting infected fleas, and Taenia taeniaformis which comes from eating raw meat, infected rodents, raw freshwater fish or animal parts.
According to WebMD, the chances of catching tapeworms from a cat are relatively small. It is considered unusual for a human to catch tapeworms from cats and, outside of swallowing an infected flea, cat tapeworms pose very little risk to human health.Learn more about Veterinary Health
Dogs can catch A. streptococcal sore throat, also known as strep throat, from humans in the household, according to WebMD. Dogs rarely pass strep throat to humans, but it does occasionally happen. One of the best ways to prevent strep throat from recurring is to treat every member of the household for sore throat, even dogs and cats.Full Answer >
Dogs can catch stomach flu viruses, but they cannot catch it from humans, and the type of flu they do get is specific to dogs. The stomach flu that dogs can catch is called gastroenteritis.Full Answer >
Cats have color vision, and can even see ultraviolet, but the range of colors they can see is different from and more limited than what most humans see. There are two different kinds of cells in mammalian eyes, and cats have more of the kind that pick up dimmer light.Full Answer >
Several different kinds of parasitic worms can be passed from cats to humans via contact with infected animals or contaminated environments. Handling cat feces, such as when cleaning the litter box, is one frequent route of cross infection. Some parasites can also survive in contaminated water or soil.Full Answer >