Zoonotic Diseases and Pets

Throughout the 2020 pandemic, there has been a spotlight on the term zoonotic or diseases carried by animals to humans. If you haven’t heard of the term, you are likely familiar with rabies, plague, and intestinal worms. These are all zoonotic diseases. 

As human populations have grown and encroached on former wildlife habitat, many more zoonoses have emerged. Some of these can be transmitted to our pets, which then can be transmitted to us. 

To prevent these diseases from harming your pet and family, the team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital is here to give you a better understanding of zoonotic diseases and pets.