Zoonotic Disease

zoo·​no·​sis | zō-ˈä-nə-səs : An infection or disease that is transmissible from animals to humans. More specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals that can also infect humans.

Defined by Merriam-Webster

Some common zoonotic diseases we see in our pets are: 

  • Ringworm/Roundworm/Hookworm/Tapeworm
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Giardia Infection
  • Scabies
  • Harvest Mites

Luckily, there is a lot that we, as pet owners and veterinary practitioners can do to help prevent and reduce the risk, spread, and contraction of zoonotic diseases.

At Central City Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of preventative treatments including vaccinations, deworming, flea and tock preventative treatments – all of which help keep you and your pet free of disease and infection. 

At home, some things you can do to make sure your whole family stays in goo health is to make sure any signs of illness and disease is diagnosed and treated promptly by one of our veterinarians. Basic hygiene such as hand washing, grooming your pets regularly, wearing gloves when gardening in areas your pet usually does their business, and always stooping and scooping can also help reduce the risk of zoonotic disease to you and your family.