Healthy pets make healthier people!  Celebrate National Pet Week with us by learning about the benefits and health considerations of owning a pet, and upcoming Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Erie County.

 

Healthy Pets make Healthier People

Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. Some of the health benefits of having a pet include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased cholesterol levels
  • Decreased triglyceride levels
  • Decreased feelings of loneliness
  • Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
  • Increased opportunities for socialization

However, pets can sometimes carry harmful germs that can make us sick even when the pet appears healthy. The diseases people get from animals are called zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Below are some tips to help you and your family stay healthy while enjoying pets:

  • Picking the right pet for your lifestyle
  • Washing hands after handling pets, pet food, and supplies
  • Supervising kids around pets
  • Taking your pet to regular vet check-ups

Learn more here:

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

 


 

 

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