The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Zoonotic Diseases & Dogs The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Zoonotic Diseases & Dogs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Zoonotic Diseases & Dogs


A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed from animals to humans. Following are some related to dogs.

One of the best ways to prevent zoonotic diseases is to promptly clean up pet waste. Many parasites or bacteria are not infectious in fresh pet waste, but become infectious over time and can contaminate the soil, sand or grass if allowed to sit.

Wash your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water after playing with your dog or handling its waste.

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