Canines can carry parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Dogs and humans have been sharing things for thousands of years. In fact, there is archaeological evidence that they were the first animals domesticated by humans more than 30,000 years ago.Although they are cute and harmless creatures, they can also become transmit different diseases to peoplesome of which are very serious, which is why it’s important be careful.
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Just like other domestic animals, canines can be carriers of the virus Parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses. These viruses are spread to people when they come into contact with their own bodies. feces, saliva, urine, or hair.
Please note that all These diseases are preventable Good nutrition, regular supervision by a veterinarian, timely vaccinations for pets, and proper control of internal and external parasites. Apart from, Abandonment is not a solution or prevention optionyou just need to follow some Basic care.
zoo network and Carlos Cifuentes, Veterinarians from the Columbia Pet Food Institute explain these diseases and how to prevent them.
“Dogs can transmit a variety of diseases to humans, including Intestinal parasites and bacteriaand a host of parasites that can be transmitted by Contact with feces or parasite eggs” Cifuentes explained.
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According to experts, these diseases can cause intestinal inflammation, inflammation of the gastric mucosa, vomiting and diarrhea. When humans come into contact with these parasites or their eggs, they are at risk of becoming infected. “The biggest impact on the skin is bacteriathey are often called ringworm and scabies. Ringworm is caused by a variety of fungi, among which, Microsporum“.
In itself, Andres CuellarDr. Veterinary Medicine from National University explains zoo network Scabies is an infection of the skin with mites. “There are many types of mites that cause scabies on the skin, but one type of scabies in particular is called scabies This affects both animals and humans,” he said. Cuellar.
Another bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans is leptospirosiswhose main symptoms are related to Digestive, liver and kidney diseases. According to doctors, the dogs began vomiting, diarrhea, kidney failure, weight loss and sometimes suffered seizures. “This bacteria is spread through urine, “Infected dogs leave urine in the environment, and if humans come into contact with this secretion, they can become infected,” said veterinarian Cifuentes.
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Brucella, on the other hand, is a type of bacteria found in secretions such as urine and semen of dogs. This mainly affects reproductive organs such as the prostate and testicles. However, it can also reach nervous tissue, kidneys, and spinal bones. However, Keep in mind that current cases of human infection with Brucella from pets are very rare and unlikely.
About diseases spread by External parasites (fleas, ticks and lice)the vet guarantees you must have Pay special attention to ticks. “They transmit a variety of parasites and bacteria that can enter the bloodstream of dogs and humans and can Produces serious disease, leading to inflammation of blood vessels and changes in all organssymptoms such as fever, joint pain, chills, anemia, multiple organ failure, etc. are usually present,” Cifuentes explained.
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last but not least angera disease that dogs can spread to humans by Exposure to saliva through bites or scratches. “The diseases that pose the greatest risk to people’s health areRabies, leptospirosis and brucellosis. These viral and bacterial diseases can seriously affect people’s health and threaten their lives. ” Cifuentes said. Experts also stressed that there are vaccines against these diseases and that the risk of infection is very small as long as people take all medical advice into account.
Veterinarians at the Columbia Pet Food Institute say the best way to prevent such diseases is to Latest vaccination and deworming programs. “Keep an eye on the dog, clean it well, bathe it regularly, take them to the vet for a clinical check-up, but most importantly, Maintain basic hygiene standards at home: Wash your hands when you cook, cook well, and wash your hands after petting your dog. Environmental cleaning and disinfection are very important, also Avoid walking your pet when mosquitoes are most common. If a dog has a good diet, a good nutritional plan, it will have an alert immune system, and therefore, youGood nutrition is essential to prevent the vast majority of diseases” Cifuentes concluded.
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*Editor’s note: This note has been updated to include new information about fungi and bacteria.
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