Owning a pet is a challenging task. You have to be very cautious about the diseases caused by pets. There are many advantages too. It can be beneficial to the children and the adults as well. A pet is never a burden; it creates more fun in your life. But, by taking the things into consideration like the diseases caused by pets can help you to be a happy pet owner.
When we talk about infections caused by pets, there are health benefits too. It can improve your physical and mental health. It is also one way to get socialized.
1) Reduces the risk of Heart Attack:
When you have such faithful friend as a company, you are stressed out. Your body feels way better by cuddling your pet. This improves the blood pressure thus resulting in a healthier life. Many people say that their health has improved ever since the arrival of a pet.
2) The Immune system is Improved:
This changes the likelihood of children and improves their immune system. So a pet as a friend to your children? Of course yes!
3) Physical activity:
Need a good companion who never gets tired? What about a pet?
Pets are another means of keeping you active thus resulting in physical activity. This helps you to maintain your weight and results in a healthier lifestyle.
How are children benefited?
If you have owned a dog, then children will learn values and become responsible. They are more resistant to the diseases when they have an early exposure towards the pets. Thanks to the pets! They boost your kid’s self-esteem and increase their confidence. They have such a loyal friend to read out stuff which has a positive impact on their academics.
Apart from this, owners are less affected to the diseases and lead a happy and stress-free life. Studies prove that the unconditional love shown by the animals help to improve the quality of life. Though there are few infections which are caused by the pets, it can be ignored by proper treatment. These poor creatures have nothing to do with it. The relationship between humans and animals is always worth sharing. It fills the gap of loneliness and enhances your lifestyle. Pets are never a burden, if are planning to get one, please go ahead. You are making the right decision as they are healthy to everyone in the family.
While you enjoy your time with pets, there are many infections caused by them which can cause serious illness. Some of them are listed below.
This is caused by a bacterium called salmonella. Reptiles like lizards and snakes are the carriers of these bacteria. This is caused by touching them. 3% of the population in U.S own reptiles.
This is caused by a bacterium called as campylobacter. It results in abdominal pain, fever for 2-5 days, diarrhea and cramping. It is spread by the stool of an infected animal.
It is caused by the ingestion of fleas which carry tapeworm larvae. The hookworm can also cause this type of infection but the risk of this is very low. It is usually caused in small children who swallow fleas from the soil. Control of fleas is the easiest method of avoiding this infection.
It is a life-threatening disease caused by dogs, cats or even smaller animals. Studies found out that it kills around 59000 people every year. It affects the central nervous system resulting in fever, paralysis, hallucination, insomnia, anxiety, and difficulty in swallowing. It is mainly caused by the bite of an infected animal. Symptoms like aggression, shyness, and salivation are common. This should be treated immediately or it can be fatal.
5) Parrot Fever:
This not usually caused by parrot but it can be caused by other birds like macaws, ducks etcetera. It is caused by bacteria CHLLMYDIYA PSITTACI. Inhalation of bird’s secretion which involves feces and urine. Symptoms like diarrhea, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, vomiting, and fever. It can also result in pneumonia and inflammation of internal organs like brain and liver.
How can I prevent it?
Well owning a pet can bring many infections into your life. So prevention from this is better than cure.
- Wash your hands after touching your pet. This is the key to lead an infection free life.
- Get your pet vaccinated.
- Avoid scratches and bites.
- It is always better to keep your surroundings clean. Many infections are spread through the stool of animals. So, clean and dispose of as soon as possible.
But having a cutie like this in the house will make it worth it. I mean look at it!