Zoonotic dieseses

Wow what a word and what are zoonotic deseises.

Zoonotic diseases are when a disease gets passed on by an animal to a human.

Some of these diseases that can be passed on by dogs are:



Influenza (including H1N1 and H5N1

Lyme Disease

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)




Toxocariasis (Roundworm)


Some of the ways to prevent getting these diseases are:

  • Pick up as soon as possible after your pet as most bacteria become dangerous later  on
  • Wash your hands well after cleaning up after your dog and petting them
  • Clean their food and water bowl with a separate cloth and if possible a different sink area


2 thoughts on “Zoonotic dieseses

  1. Eeek. Bird Flu. AIDS.

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