My girlfriend and I recently rescued an 8-week old puppy (may be slightly younger).
She and her kids have all come down with a nasty virus of some sort -- they have fevers and other gross symptoms (I'll leave it to your imagination).
I'm concerned that the puppy could catch their virus from frequent and sharing the same house, especially since she's so young and is no longer getting antibodies from her mother's milk.
I have my own house and am well, so I suggested moving the puppy to my house for a few days so that she won't get sick. My girlfriend assures me that this is "insane" and that animals cannot catch human illnesses or visa versa, except rabies and extremely rare diseases.
Is the puppy at risk?