CDC Experts Talk About Pets and Your Health

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

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This video highlights antibiotic stewardship education for dairy calf owners, a CDC project developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University.

Patient Stories for Baby Chicks and Salmonella: Tyler Story

These people got sick with infections that came from food or animal contact. Watch or read their stories to learn how they got sick and what they’re doing now to stay safe.

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

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In this slideshow, CDC reviews outbreaks of enteric diseases linked to contact with animals.

Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh

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


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