Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Iowa-Bred Dogs Have Disease That Can Pass to Humans.Several dogs from a small-dog breeding facility in Iowa have been confirmed to have a disease that can be passed to people, according to state veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand."Canine brucellosis" affects only dogs and humans and is spread through reproductive fluids, said the Iowa Department of Public Health, USA Today reported. In dogs, signs of the disease include infertility, spontaneous abortions and stillbirths. In people, symptoms include fever, sweats, headache, joint pain and weakness, the state health department said"The threat to most pet owners is considered very low," the state's statement said. "Dog breeders, veterinary staff and anyone who comes in contact with blood, tissues and fluids during the birthing process may be at higher risk and should consult their primary care physician.".
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Dogs are usually a therapy aid for people with post traumatic stress disorder, helping them to stay balanced and healthy.Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition provoked by traumatic experiences usually associated with war and military personnel. The military dogs that accompany the officers to war, are now showing signs of the PTSD. A recent report confirms this and also the fact that not only war dogs are susceptible; read more here http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/11/canine-ptsd-us-military-working-dogs