Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 12:06 pm
You love your dog right? That’s great, but do you know the risk of disease transmitted by dogs?
Your four-legged “best friend” may be your worst enemy, according to reports. In fact, your dog may cause perennial illnesses and death. Read on to find out what to do to keep your family alive. Hint: stay away from the dog.
Can you catch anything from a dog?
Yes, you can catch many diseases from a dog, even if it is a well-cared-for pet.
Diseases passed from animals to humans are a major household health problem. Dog owners who do not realize the danger, increase the risk of disease to themselves and their family members.
Disease transmitted by dogs
Vets increasingly warn pet owners of the dangers of disease transmitted by dogs. Still, the health risks of dog ownership seem largely ignored in many households. The following information should alarm you and prompt you to at a minimum, review how you and your family interact with your dog.
If you suspect that one of the diseases transmitted by dogs to humans has affected you, make sure you tell your doctor that you have a pet dog.
Roundworms can become longer than a foot and cause severe health problems. Additionally, roundworm infestations in dogs often go undetected long enough to cause household health risks. Dogs also spread tapeworms.
When there’s a dog in the house, never count on the 3-second rule to eat food that has fallen on the floor. Also, beware outside because parasite eggs and larvae pooped out by your dog can present a long-term threat to gardeners and playing children.
Of course, if you love the possibility of your family members having dog-borne parasites in your lungs, liver, brain and eyes, go ahead and keep the dog.
Oooooo! He’s so cute! Just look at the dog rolling around on the carpet. That’s fun!
Not really. You’re about to get a disease transmitted by dogs.
Dogs frequently pick up parasites from water. Consider crypto-sporidium, as an example. That parasite causes your dog to develop billions of small cysts that it carries in its tongue and fur.
As your dog wanders around your house, it’s depositing these cysts on the rug, floor, bed, towels and other surfaces. When these things go airborne, you breath them in. Heck, if you roll on the floor playing with your dog, you may directly injest them.
By the way, you can’t kill many of these dog-borne health threats with bleach or disinfectants. Only a few of them can cause distress as minor as diarrhea or worse.
It’s worse than disgusting: It’s deadly.
Can you catch a stomach virus from a dog?
Yes. When your dog is sick, you’d better exercise caution because you can catch the disease, regardless of whether its source is a virus or bacteria.
Right now, you might want to minimize the risk of contracting TB from your dog. After all, isn’t she so friggin’ cute?
However, when either you or a child comes down with tuberculosis simply from cohabiting with a four-legged beast, you might rethink the situation.
Sure, tuberculosis isn’t always deadly. Sure, your dog might only carry the bacteria from eating bad meat. Still, documented cases exist where children have contracted this lung disease from their household dog.
Clean up on aisle 9!
Your dog is so friggin’ cute. But – oops – he urinated on the carpet. No big deal… right?
Your dog pees out stuff its ingested while you’ve not been watching. as a result, you can expect to get flu like symptoms from rodent waste and other disgusting materials.
Fortunately, getting this stuff out of your rug is easy. NOT!!
Enjoy the headaches and chills you get from the inability to properly clean up pet accidents. After all, you only have a 1 in 10 chance for death as a result.
Awwwww. Your little doggie loves licking you and your kids. That’s so sweet. What about that cute wet nose?
You knew that you can get a dog saliva infection. Right? You might also know that you can get rabies from a dog lick.
Well, the risk to your health is much extensive than that.
Did you know that dog licks can give you food poisoning? Just think of all the things that tongue and nose have been into, including dead animals, animal excrement (aka, shit), anuses and contaminated water.
Your skin absorbs all that when your dog licks you.
In other words, it’s not your cooking that’s killing your family: It’s your dog.
Disease transmitted by dogs: Statistics
“But… I don’t know anyone who has died from a disease transmitted by dogs.” That’s a common reaction to the disturbing news of the health risks posed by your pet. In case you haven’t noticed, people are dying all the time.
Often the source of the food poisoning, brain damage, liver disease and other ailments that lead to death are not adequately traced. For this reason, assuming that “not many” people experience health complications from their dog can lead to overconfidence and death.
Dog diseases that affect humans
Learn about more diseases transmissible between dogs and people. When you know about the threats, you can better protect yourself and your loved ones.
CPG Health urges everyone to understand the health dangers that dogs pose to adults and children. In response, you probably shouldn’t put your family at risk by owning a dog, especially if you want to keep it inside.
If you already have a dog, we recommend that you take simple precautions. For example, don’t kiss the damn thing and don’t allow it to lick you. Frequently replace your carpet and make sure that no one in your household ever sleeps with a dog.
Now that you know how your beloved dog could give you a killer disease, act responsibly. You deserve a healthy and long life.
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