3 Sicknesses That Can Be Transferred From Dogs To Humans

Dogs are usually described as man’s best friend with a lot keeping them as pets.

Having this as a pet and a best friend does not mean it can not infect or inflict you with these various diseases.

The importance of having a dog cannot be overemphasized because it brings many upsides to the life of the owner.

From improving the mood dramatically, to being a loyal companion, as well as increasing social interactions… the list can be said to be endless.

Despite having these advantages, dogs also transmit these diseases, although not often but it still does happen. Below are three of the diseases that can be transmitted.

1.) Ringworm

Ringworm is caused by a fungus and typically results in skin lesions that are red, itchy and crusty. it is usually transmitted by direct contact with infected animals.

This disease is not particular to only dogs but to other animals.

2.) Rabies

This is a very common disease transmitted by dogs and other wild animals.

Rabies is typically transmitted to people through the bite of an infected animal. After a bite wound, it may take people up to years to exhibit symptoms, but generally, symptoms develop within a few months.

3.) Roundworm

Roundworm is one of those terrible diseases that can cause horrific skin and ocular lesions in affected humans.

Coming in contact with the infected faeces of the pets can lead to this and that is why it is advisable to be very careful when handling the faeces.

 Also, the importance of washing your hands after handling faeces or the dog prior to eating should be emphasized.

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