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Everyday Care for Your Pet

Parasites and Zoonotic Diseases

Guidelines for parasite prevention:
  • Clean your pet's living area at least once a week. Feces should be either buried or bagged and disposed of in the trash. Pick up feces immediately whenever walking a dog in a public area.
  • Do not allow children to play in areas that are soiled with pet or other animal stool.
  • Sandboxes can be an attractive "litter box" for both domestic animals and wildlife. It is important to cover sandboxes when not in use.
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and warm water after playing with your pets or other animals, after outdoor activities, and before handling food.
  • Teach children the importance of washing hands to prevent infection.
  • Teach children that it is not safe to eat dirt or soil.
  • Feed pets cooked or prepared food (not raw diets) and provide fresh, potable water.


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