Safety Around Pets

Articles about how to stay safe around pets.


Puppies and Young Children

Puppies and Young Children - a very cute saint bernard puppy with toungue hanging out

A young child with a new puppy can be a delightful experience, full of Kodak moments – but there are precautions you should take for both your child and puppy.


Worming Your Dog

Worming Your Dog - Photo of a happy border collie

Worms can be a dangerous problem for your pet and sometimes even for your family. Part of the danger stems from the fact that worms are sometimes difficult to detect.


Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) and Human Infection

Ringworm and Human Infection - young boy hugging a small dog

Ringworm (Dermatophytosis): what is ringworm? what does ringworm look like? How can you diagnose ringworm infection in humans? Ringworm treatment? The risks of ringworm infection to humans?


Zoonoses or Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonoses - Photo of a dog and a cat

Zoonoses and zoonotic disease are diseases or parasitic infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans. These disease agents include bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasites.