Having a pet in your home and your life can bring so much joy and comfort to anyone, whether you are a dog lover, or a cat lover, or whatever animal you just cannot live without. It has been shown that having a pet can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and even feelings of depression and/or loneliness, and can also increase your levels of exercise and outdoor activity, as well as socialization. However, what is not as commonly known is that those same pets can also carry germs that can spread hazardous diseases to humans, also known as zoonotic diseases.
When it comes to zoonotic diseases, there are various different steps that you can take to keep you and your family from becoming susceptible to contracting them in the first place. Of course, it is always an excellent idea to bring your pet in regularly to the veterinarian for a checkup and to get the necessary vaccines they need. Keeping them healthy and happy will keep you feeling the same in return! It is also important to always practice good hygiene with and around your pets in your home.
It is in good practice, as well, to read up and learn more about the different types of diseases that can be passed to you by your pets, some of which include Herpes B Virus Infection, Lyme Disease, Rabies, Salmonella Infection, Tuberculosis, and many more. Knowing some of the symptoms and information behind these diseases can be helpful if you are feeling anxious about catching such from your pet.
Pets carrying any germs that can cause zoonotic diseases can appear to look healthy and normal to the naked eye, so it is important for you and your family to be somewhat cautious. Fido may look cute and cuddly, but you never know what exactly he has gotten into! You can start finding out more information about zoonotic diseases and how they are spread from your local veterinarian or online today, and help keep your pet from being at risk.
Please also note, not all pets can swim. Make sure that you have proper protection by using our pet fence.