Zoonotic Disease: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

A Zoonotic disease, is one that, by definition, “is transmissible from animals to humans under natural conditions and can also be an infection or disease that is transmissible between animals and humans”. This is particularly important as the strength of the human-animal bond continues to grow and develop between ourselves and our companion animals. Studies…

Rabies Vaccine – Why does my pet need that?

Rabies Vaccine – Why does my pet need that? These days, we rarely hear about a domestic animal with rabies virus, and when a human gets rabies, it makes the evening news!  However unseen, rabies virus is endemic to the continental United States, which results in many of our wildlife animal friends still affected.  …

No Sharing!!! Zoonotic Diseases – Part 2

What is a Zoonotic Disease??—Part 2 In this second article discussing zoonotic disease, I will focus on other infections, besides parasites, that pets can share with people.  A zoonotic disease can be transmitted from animals to people.  Ringworm—Ringworm is actually a fungus.  It can create a round spot where it infects the skin.  It is…