Q: Can my cats become Zombies?
A: Cats, like most other animals, are genetically dissimilar enough from Humans, that viruses from one or the other tend to affect only one species at a time. Some species of animal, like Pigs or those from the genus Primate (apes, monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutangs, etc), are not only capable of spreading and sharing viruses with Humans, it has happened before. Cats are pretty safe from this type of Zombie infection, but what about other types?
While Chemical Zombies are highly infectious and capable of spreading their affliction to nearly any creature (living or dead), they seldom, if ever, attack non-humans. This is because of a Chemical Zombie’s insatiable hunger for only Human brains. But if your cats were to ingest or inhale the chemicals, gases, or particulates involved with a Chemical Zombie, they too would become the “living dead”. An example of animals (birds) turned Zombie can be seen in 1988′s Zombi 3, directed by Lucio Fulci.
The real worry should be this: Will my cats survive a Zombie outbreak or will they get eaten up? The answer to this depends on how sneaky they are and how fast they can run.