Friday, July 10, 2009

A Few Health Issues About Dogs

Over in Australia there have been reports that a disease called Hydatids has been found in the areas of Eumundi, Yandina, Nambour, Woombye and Palmwoods in wild dogs. The locals are worried that domestic dogs will catch this parasite from these wild dogs and pass them on to humans.
Read the article by Peter Morley & Glenis Green here.

In Brooklyn, New York the health officials are worried about Leptospirosis that might have killed two dogs. The report is saying that the bacteria is coming from rat urine on which a dog will have contacted when they drink the tainted water or they pick it up from the soil the rat has left behind.
Read the article by Gary Buiso here.

These are just a few more thing we need to be on the lookout when we take or pets out for a walk.

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