Hello, pet lovers it’s time to kick your four-legged companion out of the bed and have a healthy sleep. Yes, I am serious, kick them out! Or face the harsh effect of the diseases that might affect your life. Yeah, it’s kind of little rude behavior towards your pet, but trust me even your pet does not want his owner to get unhealthy because of him. ‘Rocky’ ‘Buddy’ ‘Jack’ ‘Toby’ ‘Daisy’ ‘Molly’ ‘Lucy’ ‘Max’ ‘Bella’ or whatever your pet name is, give them a safe and comfortable place in the house and have a pet free environment in your bedroom.
The team discussed with a veterinarian about sleeping with and he said “tell your readers don’t do this the pets carry different parasites in their fur and that harms you at a great extent without knowing” he also explained the different disease we might catch up with just sleeping with our pets. We made a proper catalog on what kind of disease we may get affected and what are the preventions.
Kindly read and pass this article to your pet owner buddies and make them safe.
1. Hookworms and Roundworms
These are the common nematodes of dogs and cats. When a human accidentally eats something contaminated with worm eggs from a pet’s stool, the eggs hatch in the intestines and begin migrating throughout that person’s body.
The common pigmy tapeworm of dogs and cats(diplydium) that seen frequently in cats and dogs is never infectious to people. Besides the three tapeworms ‘Echinococcus granulosa’ ‘Taneia solium’ and ‘diphyllobothrium’ that can infect people these transmitted from pets and grows up in our intestine and can cause major damage to human brain and body organs.
Giardia lamblia is a small protozoan that inhabits the intestines of mammals and birds. It is the most common type form of non-bacterial diarrhea in people. Children are most commonly affected. Many cases are silent with no overt symptoms.
4. Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks that feed on wildlife reservoirs of diseases will sometimes transfer them to your pets. If the ticks later leave the pet and bite the owner for their next blood meal they may transfer a number of diseases caused by bacteria, rickettsia, and spirochetes.
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonellosis)
This infection, caused by Bartonella henselae, is commonly acquired from asymptomatic (clinically normal) carrier cats. About half of the outdoor cats in the southern United States have been exposed at one time or another to the disease (please read my article on Cat Scratch Fever). We think it is spread by the cat flea. People infected with this disease by a contaminated cat scratch or bite experience fever, malaise and enlarged painful lymph nodes as well as a local inflammation at the site of the wound.
When brucellosis occurs in people it is called undulant fever or Malta fever. In cattle, it is caused by a bacterium, Brucella abortus. In cattle, deer, elk, swine and goats and dogs different species of the bacteria attack the reproductive organs or cause generalized malaise and fever. In people, brucellosis causes long-term malaise, joint pain, intermittent fevers and flu-like signs and fatigue.
This infection, caused by a bacteria, Yersinia pestis, occurs naturally in a number of wild rodents including prairie dogs in well-defined areas of the southwestern United States. It is transmitted from rodent to rodent and rodent to man through the bite of a flea. Occasionally a domestic cat will obtain the disease from prey rodents and pass it on to their owners. Yersinia was responsible for the scourge of the Middle Ages, bubonic plague.
8. Streptococcus and Staphylococci
These bacteria are found in all animals that typically associate with humans. In the great majority of cases, they cause no disease in the animal. However, in pets, eye infections are occasionally associated with Streptococci and skin infections with Staphylococci. Both bacteria can spread from pets to humans on contaminated hands and objects. Infections are generally limited to the skin and eyes.
1. No pets
Yes! All these problems occur because you are having a pet. Get rid of pets you will not be having any above-mentioned problems. In the Hindi language, there is a phrase ‘na rahega baans na bajegi bansuri’ meaning if there is no bamboo there will not be any flute music. No pets no disease a healthy life.
Vaccinating at regular intervals of time will surely save you from the danger. I give one suggestion celebrate your pets birthday and on that day get your pet vaccinated. Probably it’s a birthday gift for you.
3. Hygenic environment
Keep your house clean as much as possible. This will help in evacuating parasites from your house. There will not be any room to grow under your roof for the parasites, bacteria if cleaning is the time one time a day.
As I already suggested of vaccination on your pet’s birthday also have a quarterly birthday for your pet and have a regular checkup for him and deworm him from any kind of worm disease. This will keep him as well as you safe.