What You Should Know About Zoonotic Diseases in Pets

Cat at vet exam sniffing vial of medicine.

Over the past few centuries, we have had the pleasure of being the company of a wide range of animals, from farm animals like cows, pigs, and sheep to our domestic indoor friends, dogs, cats, and small and exotic animals. The time we have spent with furry, scaled, and feathered companions have given us fascination, love, and companionship

Unfortunately, as with any species, humans included, certain diseases and illnesses are present and can be shared between certain species. Since the onset of SARS, coronavirus, and other contagious diseases, you have probably heard the word, zoonotic. There are a few zoonotic diseases that our pets can come into contact with (and expose to their human family, too). Let’s take a closer look at some of these and their prevention.

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