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Once you own a pet, keep it healthy. Know the signs of medical problems. Take your pet to the veterinarian if you notice:

-- Loss of appetite

-- Drinking a lot of water

-- Gaining or losing a lot of weight quickly

-- Strange behavior

-- Being sluggish and tired

-- Trouble getting up or down

-- Strange lumps

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Pet Health

  1. 1. Fitango Education Health Topics Pet Health
  2. 2. OverviewOnce you own a pet, keep it healthy. Know thesigns of medical problems. Take your pet to theveterinarian if you notice:-- Loss of appetite-- Drinking a lot of water 1
  3. 3. Overview-- Gaining or losing a lot of weight quickly-- Strange behavior-- Being sluggish and tired-- Trouble getting up or down-- Strange lumps 2
  4. 4. CareWhether you have a horse, parakeet, origuana, providing regular, life-long veterinary careis important to having a healthy pet and a healthyfamily. Keep up with your petsvaccines, deworming, and flea and tick control.Provide your pet with a good diet, freshwater, clean bedding, and exercise. By keepingyour pet healthy, you keep yourself and your familyhealthy. Regular veterinary visits are essential togood pet health. Contact your veterinarian if youhave any questions about your pets 3
  5. 5. CareYour pet may carry ticks that can spread seriousdiseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountainspotted fever to people. In areas with plague, fleaspresent a risk to both animals and their owners.Consult your veterinarian about ways to preventticks and fleas on your pet. 4
  6. 6. Good hygieneMake sure to wash your hands right after touchingan animal, cleaning up after your pet, and beforeeating or preparing foods. Make sure to removeyour dogs feces from your yard or public places byusing a device or bag, and dispose of in properareas. Dog feces contain many types ofbacteria, some of which can be harmful to people. 5
  7. 7. Good hygieneKeep young children away from areas that maycontain dog or cat feces to prevent the spread ofroundworms and hookworms. Cover sand boxes socats dont use them as a litter box. Clean the catslitter box daily. Pregnant woman should notchange a cats litter box, because cats can carry aparasite that causes toxoplasmosis, which is adisease that can cause birth defects. 6
  8. 8. Prevent rabiesRabies can kill your dog or cat and can even killyou. Get your pet, especially dogs, cats, and othermammals, vaccinated for rabies by a licensedveterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian aboutwhether or not other pets need a rabies vaccine.Make sure your pet gets and wears a tag with itsvaccine history, name, and your contactinformation. Keep your pet in a fenced yard or on aleash. 7