- Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people s
ick, one of the leading health organizations in America warned
- Zoonotic dis
eases, or i llnesses that people get from animals, do exist
- Protecting your family from pet-related i
llnesses must begin before bringing home a pet
On its website, the Centers For Dis
ease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the public that pets can also bring per il to one’s health.
“Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. But there’s something else you should know. Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic diseases,” the CDC stated.
“Keeping pets healthy keeps people healthy, too,” it further noted.
But how do we keep our pets healthy?
*Regular pet checkup – To help your pets stay in good health, you must regularly take them to a veterinarian.
*Keep them clean – Your beloved pets can pass germs to you if you do not keep them neat. Practice good hygiene around your pets to protect them from dis
eases. In that way, they will not pass those i llness-causing germs to you and your family.
Yes, you don’t have to give up your pets
Before giving up your beloved pets, or thinking twice before owning one, you must first remember how these adorable animals can enrich your family li
fe and help you stay healthy.
Keep in mind that there are a number of things to do in order to keep your pets clean and free from dis
Moreover, always remember that protecting your family from pet-related infe
ctions must begin before you bring one at home. For instance, reptiles and amphibians should not be allowed as pets in any household with children.
Also, consider the health and age of your kids before getting a pet. To note, one that would require frequent handling is not recommended for any immunocompromised child, while kids with ec
zema should probably avoid aquariums.