No. HIV can not be spread to, from, or by cats, dogs, birds, or other pets. Many viruses cause diseases that are like AIDS, such as feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, in cats.
In dogs that have some residual ear function, hearing aids are effective as long as the dog will tolerate ear pieces in their ear. In general, smaller breed dogs tend to tolerate the ear pieces associated with hearing aids better than large breed dogs.
Hearing aids for dogs have been in the works since 1987, when the very first testing center for canine hearing loss was established at Texas A&M University. Since then, efforts have continued to develop a standardized, mass market hearing aid product that can be individually fitted to combat canine hearing loss.
AIDS is a syndrome that develops in humans infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). As such, dogs cannot get AIDS. There is a canine disease called ehrlichiosis, which is similar to AIDS in humans. One major difference is that ehrlichiosis can be cured with antibiotics.
No, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that effects humans and some primates and eventually causes AIDS cannot be transmitted to dogs. Cats have an analogous virus, FIV, but that cannot be passed to dogs either.
Hearing Aids for Dogs Like with humans whose poor hearing cannot be cured, hearing aids can be an option for dogs. A doctor at Auburn University in Alabama took a basic human hearing aid and mounted it on a dog collar. He then took a plastic tube to connect the aid to a foam plug within the dog’s ear canal.
In a previous article, I discussed hearing loss in dogs. Some of you might be wondering if hearing aids are available for (and used successfully) in dogs. The answer is yes but, unfortunately, not used often. Over the years, many attempts have been made to develop and to perfect hearing aids for dogs. An Internet search on the topic might lead ...
Can my dog contract feline aids from my cat? By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA Replied on 04/19/2011. No, simply put, your dog cannot contract feline aids from your cat or any cat. Viruses like these are very species specific. The only animal that can get feline aids from your cat is another cat. There is no known treatment for this virus in cats.
Home Animals Dogs HIV/AIDS and dogs. HIV/AIDS and dogs By Scott Weese on April 30, 2008 Posted in Dogs, Other diseases. Here are a couple questions that I get periodically… My dog licked someone with HIV/AIDS, and they had an open sore. Can my dog get HIV? Can a dog that bites someone with HIV get infected?
Feline Aids – What You Need To Know. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as Feline Aids, most closely resembles HIV contracted by humans. It is not often fatal for cats, as they can live for years as carriers and display no symptoms. The immune system eventually gets attacked and becomes compromised, causing failure. What Symptoms Are ...