by K Marie Alto June 30, 2019 2 min read
While the word zoonotic sounds like a friendly place full of animals, it’s actually used to describe an infection or disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Some of the most common infections/diseases include the following:
While it’s possible for your fur baby to contract one of these infections/diseases, you can avoid them by taking some simple precautions.
Seeing this list of infections and diseases can be overwhelming to someone who has never had a fur baby in their home, but rest assured that with proper hygiene and regular vet visits the risk of contracting one of these infections is significantly reduced. Most people will agree, the benefits of sharing your life with a furry animal is worth the manageable risks.
Has your fur baby ever had a zoonotic infection/disease? Did you catch it?
K. Marie is an animal lover, wife, kitty mom, dog auntie, writer and co-founder of Toe Beans, a proud American family-owned online boutique pet supplies store focused on the improvement of the life of furry family members via pet parent education, better products, and advocacy. She has over 20 years of experience as a pet momma. She loves sharing her personal journey and experience as a pet parent via her blog and Facebook page where she currently has more than 19K followers (@furrytoebeans) and counting :-).
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