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Prevent the Spread of Germs

PREVENT THE
SPREAD OF
GERMS

The following will help prevent pet illnesses or bacteria from getting worse and possibly spreading to others:

  1. Wash your hands regularly when handling pets.

  2. Bathe and groom your pet regularly.

  3. Don’t allow pets and children to come into contact with each other’s waste. Keep sandboxes covered when not being used to prevent animals using it as a bathroom.

  4. Work with your vet to provide preventive products for parasites such as heartworm, fleas, ticks, and ringworm.

  5. Wash your pet’s bedding frequently.

  6. Keep your pet up to date with their vaccination schedule for diseases such as rabies.

  7. Scoop your cat’s litter box daily. (Avoid the litter box if you have a compromised immune system or are pregnant.)

  8. Any bite or scratch wounds from pets should be addressed immediately to prevent infection.

  9. Wash and store your pet’s food and water dishes from family dishes.

  10. Have a pet health insurance plan for your pet. A pet owner and veterinarian can prevent certain diseases from occurring through vaccinations, while following certain rules to prevent other illnesses or bacteria from getting worse and potentially spreading to others.

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