Are you worried about potential diseases or parasites that may be present in the area where the animal was removed from your property? If so, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from zoonotic diseases caused by parasites. First and foremost, make sure your pet is under a veterinarian's care. This will help ensure that your pet is healthy and free of any potential diseases or parasites. Additionally, it is important to practice good hygiene when handling animals, such as washing your hands after contact with animals or their feces.
This article is intended to be a general guide to the diseases that hunters and their hunting dogs may encounter. Links to additional information have been provided where appropriate. Hunters should always see their doctor if they are concerned that they have been exposed to a disease or are showing symptoms of an illness. If you are concerned that your hunting dog or any other companion animal may have contracted any of these diseases, contact your veterinarian. Owning pets can have health, emotional and social benefits; however, pets can serve as a source of zoonotic pathogens.
A large regional survey reported that more than 75% of households had contact with a pet 1 and close and intimate interactions with pets (e.g., sleeping in the same bed) were associated with an increased risk of zoonotic disease transmission. In order to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease transmission, it is important to practice good hygiene when handling animals, such as washing your hands after contact with animals or their feces. Additionally, it is important to keep your pet up-to-date on vaccinations and parasite control measures. Finally, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of zoonotic diseases so that you can seek medical attention if necessary. By taking these simple steps, you can help protect yourself and your family from potential diseases or parasites that may be present in the area where the animal was removed from your property.