Could Your Pet Be Making You Sick?
Posted on December 20, 2010
While you may love your pets, there are chances that your health can be suffering due to allergies or other diseases that your pet brings in. Pets can actually make humans sick, although not in the way that most people think. While diseases that are common in dogs and cats are not normally transferred to humans, pets can pick up problems that can adversely affect your health.
Allergies are the biggest problem when it comes to pets. Many people do not realize that they are allergic to their pets until they get them in the house and begin to get sick. Allergies affect your health by attacking your immune system. If you get a pet and begin to get sick often with allergy like symptoms, chances are that you are allergic to your pet. There are products that you can use to treat the coat of your pets so that they do not cause you such a reaction. You can also make sure that you vacuum on a daily basis with a good vacuum cleaner made for people who have pets so that you can help your health.
There are some pets that do not have an effect on allergies. These are certain breeds of dogs that have hair instead of fur. These dogs have to be groomed and do not shed hair and are often thought to be better for your health if you tend to suffer from allergies due to pets. Some people who have allergies to pets build up immunity to the allergy after a period of time so that it does not bother them.
Other cases of pets negatively affecting your health have to do with what they bring in the house. Cats that roam outside, for example, may bring disease into the house by way of fleas and worms. If you have cats as pets, you are better off to make them stay indoors so that they do not bring in any disadvantages to your health from outside.
Fleas can also affect your health and can affect both dogs and cats. Fleas can host on you as well as your animals and infest your house. You should make sure that you protect your animals against fleas so that you can not only protect them, but also your health. If you find that your cat or dog has fleas, you have to make sure that you not only address the problem with the animal but also in your home.
Ticks are another way that pets can affect your health. Hunting dogs are most prone to getting ticks that can also spread to humans and can cause Lyme disease. Dogs should be protected from both fleas and ticks, especially dogs that are often in wooded areas where deer ticks are located.
Naturally, you should make sure that your pets are vaccinated against rabies, which is another disease that can be spread from animal to human, although this is very rare when it comes to pets. You can take care of your health as well as the health of your pets by making sure they are protected against insects and diseases that affect them; keeping a close eye on them, keeping cats indoors and making sure that you keep your home clean by vacuuming and cleaning up after your pets.
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