Pets and their owners share a lot of things, including love, devotion, and companionship. They also share things that can directly affect their health, including environment, habits, and even some illnesses. Pet's health can mimic their owners because they're exposed to a lot of the same things and might even have the same habits. There are also some infections that can be passed directly between pets and their humans, causing the same symptoms and requiring the same treatment.


1. Shared Environment

Pets and their owners share the same living space. Not only do they sit on the same couch and sleep in the same bed, but they also breathe the same air, exposing them to the same triggers and causes of illness. Pesticides, air pollutants, household chemicals, and cigarette smoke affect both pets and their owners. Consequently, they can share certain health issues like asthma and cancer.

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