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How Your Dog Can Make You ill

A dog is the best companion you can have.  Dogs are always happy to see you, they always welcome your touch, they are fantastic listeners, they make the best friends and they are willing to put their lives on the line to keep you safe.  A good pet owner should be willing to do exactly the same for his dog. You should provide your dog with proper care at all times and give your dog enough attention, love and exercise to ensure that your companion is in good health. Failing to properly care for your dog doesn’t just affect your pet, it also affects you because you can get some terrible illnesses if your dog isn’t groomed and cared for correctly.

 

Ticks and fleas can transmit numerous diseases

Ticks and fleas are the most common pests your dog will deal with.  While ticks and fleas mostly prefer animal hosts they have no problem to infect human hosts as well.  Fleas and ticks can cause a number of diseases and viruses such as yellow fever, Denge fever, Lyme disease, plague, malaria, sleeping sickness, paralysis and much more.

The solution:  The solution is extremely simple.  Treat your dog for ticks and fleas regularly.  The number of treatments will depend on the type of treatment you use and your dog’s exposure to these pests.   It is incredibly easy to treat this type of infestation.  All you have to do is invest in the top dog flea and tick medicine, apply it as indicated and keep your treatments regular.

 

You can get nasty parasites from your dog

Dogs eat a lot of crazy things and are thus frequently infected with parasites that can easily transfer over to you.  Parasites like roundworms, heartworms, threadworms and tapeworms are just a few of the many parasites that you can catch from your dog and the symptoms are rather unpleasant.

The solution: Dogs should be treated for worms about four times a year or more frequently if you think that your dog might be infested.

 

You can get stomach flu from your dog

Not sure where that diarrhea is coming from?  Well, your beloved pet might be to blame. The bacteria campylobacter can transfer to humans and will make you sick.

The solution:  Wash your hands regularly.

 

You could be allergic to your dog

Pet allergies are not uncommon and unfortunately could affect your health permanently.  It isn’t easy to live a life of coughing and sneezing on a daily basis and scratchy eyes could eventually lead to vision damage.

The solution: There is no simple solution for this problem.  The best thing you can do is to consider a hypoallergic breed like a Bichon Frise, Schnauzer, Poodle, Labradoodle, Italian Greyhound or Samoyed to name a few.

 

You can get bad skin conditions from your dog

Skin conditions like Straph Infections, Scabies and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are a few of the skin conditions you can get from your dog.

The solution: Seek medical attention for both you and your dog to treat the condition.