A Pet Owner’s Guide to Zoonotic Diseases

A man in a surgical mask puts a surgical mask on his dog.

A zoonotic disease, or zoonosis, is a disease that can be transmitted from pets to humans. There are over one hundred zoonotic diseases on Earth, the majority of which are found outside of North America. Zoonotic diseases are a concern for everyone, but pet owners in particular are at increased risk.

Keeping our pet patients and their families healthy is our top priority at Evandale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital. We’ve got the lowdown on zoonotic diseases, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your pets.