New Report Lists 36 Diseases Cats Can Give Us — and How to Prevent Them

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Our feline companions can pass parasites, pathogens and more on to us. (Credit: Lario/Shutterstock)

A good snuggle with a cat can improve anyone’s day — well, assuming you don’t have allergies. But like any other animal, our domestic felines can carry disease, and sometimes those illnesses pass to us.

Updated guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners include a list of which diseases cat owners might be at risk for.

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