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Health Tip: Prevent Illness From Infected Pets

From a November 3, 2010 Health Day news item By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) — Pets typically are prized members of the family. But as with their human counterparts, they can also spread disease, the Nemours Foundation says.

The foundation suggests how to help reduce the transmission of disease from pets:

  • Thoroughly wash your hands after feeding your pet, touching your pet or removing its waste.
  • Don’t allow pets to eat from your plates or utensils.
  • Don’t kiss your pet on the mouth.
  • Make sure your pet’s space is clean, and don’t let children play in areas where there’s pet waste.
  • Keep pets away from areas where food is prepared or handled.
  • Don’t bathe your pet in the sink or bathtub.
  • Never make a wild animal a pet.


A few good pet care Web sites (via the Internet Public Library, specifically Pets)

  • Healthy Pets
    Information about veterinary care, provided by the American Animal Hospital Association.
    Extensive information on pet care (dogs, cats, birds, and small mammals), relocation/travel, pet behavior, and more.
  • Dog Informant “is dedicated to providing access to high quality, prescreened and reviewed resources, as well as to make available high-quality local content”
  • Hot Spots for Birds contains many informative articles on bird care, including safety, nutrition, and health care tips.





November 5, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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