Dogs improve their humans' lives. They influence children's social, emotional, and cognitive development, support an active lifestyle, provide companionship, and can spot epileptic seizures and certain cancers. Dogs also reduce worry and anxiety.
How it spreads: Unpasteurized/raw dairy goods are the main cause of brucellosis. Infected animals or animal products like placenta and birthing fluids can also spread brucellosis to skin sores or mucus membranes.
Make sure a dog or puppy is right for your family before buying or getting one. To find the right dog for your lifestyle and wants, consult your vet.
Keeping your dog healthy contributes to the wellbeing of you and your family. Visit the Healthy People section to learn how to remain healthy around dogs.
Are there children or elderly relatives? Reptiles, amphibians, and rodents are not suggested for children under 5, adults over 65, and people with weakened immune systems because they are more likely to get ill.
To prevent diseases, many dogs need regular vaccinations, deworming, and flea and tick control. Pets—dogs, cats, hamsters, ferrets, and iguanas—should receive lifelong medical care. Talk to your vet if your pet seems ill.
Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy around pets and can also protect you from other illnesses.
Children, particularly those aged 5 and under, are more vulnerable to pet-related illnesses because they frequently touch potentially contaminated surfaces, place objects in their mouths, and are less likely to wash their hands.
Do not feed dogs in areas where humans prepare or consume food.Discuss bug prevention with your vet.
Maintain your dog's regular vaccinations, such as rabies.– Vaccines can help protect your dog from dangerous diseases and help them live a longer life.