Good pet hygiene is not just the latest fad for pet parents. It is much more. As a responsible pet parent, you should practice good pet hygiene not just for your pet, but perhaps more importantly, for the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes in contact with your pet.
And there are good reasons why.
Animals are known to carry and spread stomach bugs like salmonella. Our beloved pets can infect us humans with parasites, fungal infections and other diseases. In fact, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 6 out of 10 infectious diseases are zoonotic i.e. these diseases pass from animals to humans.
In a moment, we will look at how to stay healthy around pets. We will also consider some good pet hygiene tips every responsible pet parent should follow.
But first, how pet hygienic are you?