Into the Deep: Waterborne Diseases in Pets

waterborne diseasesTaking a dip in the nearest body of water is a time-honored summer pastime that is sure to cool off humans and canines alike. While taking a swim might be just what the doctor ordered in the summer heat, Huntington Veterinary Hospital wants to remind you that waterborne diseases in pets are a real thing. Take extra precautions to make sure that your pet’s summer is safe.

Parasitic Friends

No one likes a freeloader, and parasites in our pets are the absolute worst. Water can be home to several unwelcome parasites. Stagnant puddles and ponds are notorious for collecting animal waste, and if that waste so happens to harbor an intestinal bug or two, your pet might be at risk.

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