Zoonotic diseases carried by pets

November 19, 2014

Zoonotic diseases carried by pets Although rare, it’s possible for dogs and cats to transmit pathogens to people, writes veterinarian Joanna Bronson. Dr. Bronson provides an overview of the more common zoonotic diseases pets may carry. The best way to safeguard pet and animal health is to practice good hygiene, keep pets vaccinated, use parasite prevention on pets and be sure they receive regular veterinary exams, Dr. Bronson writes. The Daily Reporter (Coldwater, Mich.)