Environmental Health Tips on Pet Safety

 

Pet Safety and Campylobacter

Dogs and puppies are considered man’s best friend, they comfort us when we are sad, and a simple pat on your dog’s head can relieve a days’ worth of stress. Most things in this world come with risk, and you guessed it, dogs and puppies come with risks as well.  Our K-9 friends could possibly carry bacteria like Campylobacter, which is the most common cause of diarrheal illness in the United States.  Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting.  You can remain work and school ready while preserving your friendship with your furry counterpart by simply:

  • Thoroughly washing your hands after coming into contact with dogs and their feces.
  • Ensuring your dog is seen by a veterinarian regularly.
  • Do not allow your dog to lick (kiss) you directly in the mouth and face

For more information please check out the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/campylobacter/outbreaks/puppies-9-17/index.html#petowners