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5 Diseases That You Can Get From Your Pets

Whether it’s a dog or cat, many people have a love for their animals. Pets can bring fulfillmentand companionship while for others it’s a form of responsibility. However, if not taken care of including bathing, grooming and a visit to the local veterinary, your pet’s can make you sick. Below are some common diseases that you can catch from your pet:

1. Bacterial Diseases

Pets can transmit a number of bacterial diseases including cat-scratch-disease, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, and MRSA.

2. Worm Diseases

Worms are parasites that are can cause illness and are spread by parasitic bugs such as ticks and fleas.

3. Ringworm

Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, hair, and nails. This type of infection produces an itchy, ring-shaped rash.

4. Protozoan Diseases

Protozoan diseases are caused by tiny, one-celled eukaryotic organisms called protozoans. Giardiasis and toxoplasmosis are two types of protozoan diseases that people can get from pets.

5. Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected animal.

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