The following blog entries have been tagged "pet adoption".
The CDC investigates many Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet reptiles. Among these outbreaks, tiny turtles have caused the most illnesses. In fact, the sale of tiny pet turtles has been banned in the US since 1975 because of the number of illnesses they cause and the risk to children. Although any turtle can carry germs, tiny turtles are especially risky because children are more likely to handle them and get sick.
Have you thought about getting a small pet like a hamster, gerbil, or guinea pig? You may think small pets will make a good "starter" pet for your child, or that they're less of a commitment than other pets like cats and dogs. Despite their small size, owning one of these pets is a big responsibility!
There are many health benefits of owning a pet. opportunities However, pets can sometimes carry harmful germs that can make us sick even when the pet appears healthy. The diseases people get from animals are called zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Below are some tips to help you and your family stay healthy while enjoying pets.
Before adopting a new pet, make sure that it is the right one for you and your family. Do some research beforehand about the specific needs of the animal. Here are ten (10) questions you should be asking before you adopt.
Ferrets have become common household pets in the United States, and their curious and friendly nature makes them suitable pets for many. Ferret owners should be aware that although ferrets can make good pets, they can sometimes carry germs that can make people sick.
Millions of households in the United States own at least one reptile (like a turtle, lizard, or snake) or amphibian (like a frog, salamander, or caecilian). Although reptiles and amphibians can make interesting and entertaining pets, it's important to be aware that they sometimes carry germs that can make people sick.
Small mammals can make great pets. However, owning a small mammal is a big responsibility, even though the animal itself might be tiny. Before you adopt, think about the people in your household. If a small mammal is still for you, then our guide will help you keep them healthy and happy.
Pets, whether covered in fur, feathers, or scales, are an important part of our lives—most American households own at least one pet. Many people see their pet as a member of the family that brings joy and amusement to their life. However, pets come with their own health risks, and while trhe risk for most people is low, here are four (4) tips that will keep you healthy around your pets.
The CDC does not recommend keeping venomous animals as pets or in household settings. While that seems like commonsense, there are still people who disagree. If you are keeping a venomous animal then it's important you understand the risks, and how to respond if you are bitten or get venom on your skin.