It’s Possible to Get Pink Eye from Cats

Cat Pink Eyes

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, has several causes including viruses, bacteria, and the presence of allergen. The bacterial or viral form of pink eyes can be quite contagious and cat owners should handle their sick cat with care if they are affected by it.

Despite it being contagious, cat owners don’t have to be overly worried about catching conjunctivitis from their feline pal. It’s possible but very, very unlikely. There might be a slight possibility of pink eye getting transmitted from cat to human if it caused by bacteria like Chlamydophila.

You can avoid this risk by taking the appropriate hygiene measures. If your cats have the pink eyes, make sure to wash your hands before and after you have touched them. If you live in a multi-pet household then it is also important to isolate the sick cat until he has fully healed from the eye disorder.

Disclaimer: The content on is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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