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August 22, 2021

Litter Box Etiquette

Most people take litter box use for granted. Our domestic cat’s ancestors would have never chosen to use small plastic boxes filled with a perfumed substrate […]
August 22, 2021

Food Allergies

Food allergy is one of the five most common allergies or hypersensitivities known to affect dogs. In a pet with an allergy, the immune system overreacts […]
August 22, 2021
Zoonotic Disease Cryptosporidium can occasionally infect people. The degree of risk of transmission of Cryptosporidium from pets is still unknown, but the potential exists. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce the risk that you will get Cryptosporidium from your pet. Pet owners should use gloves when cleaning up feces and wash their hands after handling infected pets. Immuno-compromised individuals are at a much higher risk for contracting infection. Immune compromised people should avoid handling infected animals, their feces, or articles contaminated by infected pets. Prognosis The long-term prognosis for infected dogs and cats in infected with Cryptosporidium is generally good. Symptoms will generally improve for most patients within the first 1 to 2 weeks of starting treatment. Complete elimination of infection can take up to to 4 weeks. Occasionally some patients may get re-infected from the contaminated environment, or may have resistant forms of the disease that require additional rounds of medication. Most animals recover from the infection with proper treatment. The most common complication is dehydration and weight-loss due to severe diarrhea. References:


Description Cryptosporidiosis is an intestinal disease that causes chronic diarrhea in many animal species, including dogs, cats, farm animals, and humans. Causes Cryptosporidium species are microscopic, […]

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