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Awareness among Pet Owners on Pet (Dog & Cat) Hygiene

Here we will look at some dog hygiene basics and how to avoid letting your dog spread illnesses –

  • Deworm Your Dog regularly
  • Don’t Let it Lick Your Mouth
  • Don’t Touch Your Face
  • Wash Your Dog Regularly
  • Clean Your Dog’s Bed Regularly
  • Feed Your Dog Well

FOLLOW THIS CLEANING ADVICE TO KEEP YOUR HOME HYGIENICALLY CLEAN WHEN YOU HAVE PETS:

  • Make food preparation areas a pet-free zone:
  • Wash floors regularly:
  • Keep cages and bowls clean:
  • Feed pets separately:

 Diseases which can pass from pet’s to people include:

  • Ringworm :
  • Toxocariasis:
  • Hydatidosis:
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Rabies:
  • Verotoxic coli infection:

 WHEN TO WASH YOUR HANDS:

  • Before and after preparing food, especially if you’re cooking and handling raw meat, seafood and eggs.
  • Before eating.
  • After eating.
  • After handling your pets, or touching food bowls, cages and litter trays.
  • After using the toilet, and after cleaning it.
  • After contact with the favourite breeding grounds of germs, like rubbish bins and cleaning cloths.
  • After cleaning.

HOW TO WASH HANDS FOR OPTIMAL GERM PROTECTION:

  • Put a generous dollop of antibacterial liquid soap in your hands and rub them together, palm to palm.
  • Run your right palm over the back of left hand and your left palm over the back of your right hand.
  • Next, lace your fingers together and rub your palms.
  • Lie the palm of one hand on top of the other, lace your fingers together, and rub. Repeat for the other hand.
  • Tuck your right thumb into your left palm, wrap your fingers around your thumb, and rotate. Repeat for the other hand.
  • Turn your left hand, palm up, and lie the fingers of your right hand over those of your left. Lock them together and rub them up and down.
  • Put the tips of your fingers into the palm of your other hand, and rub in a circular motion. Repeat for the other hand.
  • Rinse and then dry thoroughly. The whole process should take about 15-30 seconds.

Author –

Dr Udit Jain, Asstt. Prof. Dept of Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary University, DUVASU, Mathura(UP)

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admin • June 11, 2017


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