VETERINARY EDUCATION & INFORMATION
We see a variety of animal conditions that arrive through the shelter doors and screen for and provide preventative treatment for a vast amount of conditions. Although we wish we could be prepared for all of them, sometimes it is impossible to detect a disease or oncoming condition for any animal. Some of these conditions include parasites, bacteria, ringworm; such diseases are known as zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases can be spread to humans so by understanding how these diseases are spread, following basic hygiene practices, and providing routine veterinary care this can be prevented. Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you have any concerns with your pet’s health. If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact your medical doctor.
zoonotic disease info
Zoonotic Diseases Transmission Info
Due to increased stress and close living quarters, many dogs and cats adopted from shelters will be affected by upper respiratory infections. These are not typically serious, unless not treated. At most, these are described more as a cold that the animals get, just like your child would at daycare or school or you would at work. See the below information on these infections below. Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you have any concerns about your pet’s health.
Kennel Cough Fact Sheet (Dog)
URI FACT SHEET (cat)
BEHAVIORAL & OTHER EDUCATIONAL ITEMS
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