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Amphibians and Reptiles

Animal Exhibits and Handwashing

Don't Play Chicken With Your Health

Feeder Rodents, Reptiles, and Salmonella

Healthy Families and Flocks

Safe Reptile Handling - Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

Small, Non-traditional Pets

After you touch your pet rodents, rabbits, and other small animals, wash your hands so you don't get sick!

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Stay Healthy When Working with Farm Animals

Ticks and Pets


Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit

Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit

If a natural disaster strikes, what will happen to your pet? Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet

Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit

CDC Experts Talk About Pets and Your Health

Facts and details help people live happily with pets – while staying healthy.

Facebook Live: Live from a Backyard Coop

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CDC’s Dr. Megin Nichols talks about Salmonella and backyard flocks, live from a backyard coop. (Transcript)

Medscape introduction image to pet animals showcasing a small dog.

Illnesses Linked to Contact with Pets and Farm Animals
In this slideshow, CDC reviews outbreaks of enteric diseases linked to contact with animals.


Pet Turtles Can Make People Sick: Guidance for Clinicians

Many people keep small turtles as pets, not realizing that they can cause disease. CDC Expert Commentary

Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh

Pets Can Make People Sick

Which furry (and not furry) friends are most likely to transmit infection to humans? Share these precautions with your pet-loving patients. CDC Expert Commentary