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Keeping Pets Healthy Keeps People Healthy Too!

Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. But there’s something else you should know.

Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Learn more about the benefits and risks of having pets.

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Adopt These Healthy Pet Habits

Adopt These Healthy Pet Habits poster

Pets can be good for our health, but they can also carry germs that make people sick. Pets can carry germs even if they look clean and healthy. Learn how to enjoy pets while staying healthy!


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