That’s according to this article which claims 13 cats and one dog in the US are believed to caught to virus from their owners in 2011 and 2012. Although the chances of passing it on are slim researchers have said greater awareness is needed of the phenomenon which is known as revere zoonosis. Whilst many people are aware that strains of flue can move from animal populations to people it appears there is less awareness that humans can also pass H1N1 flu to other animals.
Having suffered from swine flu last year I was surprised to find our that there was a risk of me passing onto my animals. None the less I took all the necessary precautions to cut down the risk of passing it on, such as washing my hands and generally sterilising all door knobs and similar surfaces in the house. Another time I will also make sure I keep my cats at a safe distance.