There are many great benefits to pet ownership for your family, including both emotional and health benefits.
You should be mindful of some potential health risks and be ready to minimize them. Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transferred from animals to people. People with weak immune systems, the elderly, children and pregnant women can be especially susceptible to these shared diseases. Your veterinarian can help you assess the risks and develop a diagnostic and/or preventive plan for your pet.
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