How dangerous Pets for kids
Even adults are touched, looking at a kitten or a puppy. I want to take him in his arms, to stroke, to kiss the pink nose. What to expect from children? For a child a pet is not just a heartthrob and partner in the game. A puppy, kitten, or Guinea pig becomes the child’s friend. He is with him in close constant contact, takes him to bed, feeds from his spoon (while the parents do not see). Not drawing attention to possible allergies or animal bite, talk about an invisible danger.
Even if a pet lives in the house and never going out, it does not guarantee that it is a vector of parasitic diseases. Coming from the street, you can bring the sole of the Shoe pieces of land that went to the infected animals.
Toxocariasis is a disease that a baby may get infected from dogs. Parasites can enter the body of the child, if after playing with the puppy, he washed his hands and sat down at the table. The larvae penetrate the intestinal wall and are disseminated by the circulatory system and from there transferred to the lungs, liver and even the eyes. The disease may be asymptomatic, giving only slight discomfort. Toxocariasis requires consultation with a medical parasitologist and purpose of anti presidentialpalace.
Toxoplasmosis – a disease that a child may get infected from cats. The parasite’s eggs enter the intestine, where grow, turning into larvae. Penetrate into the lymphatic system and spread throughout the body. Destroy the internal organs and systems. In 80-90% of cases, toxoplasmosis does not give obvious symptoms. But, the greatest danger the disease carries pregnant women. A very negative, detrimental effect on the fetus and lead to miscarriage or congenital abnormalities.
Psittacosis is a disease that a child may get infected from birds (parrots, Canaries, pigeons). More than 140 species of birds are carriers of the causative agent of this disease is chlamydia, psittaci. Moreover, birds with psittacosis do not get sick. Birds secrete chlamydia with nasal secretions and faeces. Infection occurs when the baby feeds a parrot mouth to mouth. If the cage won’t go away, bird, waving wings, carries the dust particles of infected faeces around the room. The child may breathe in this dust, the causative agent gets into the airway and cause a special kind of pneumonia.
How to protect a child from parasites that are transmitted to Pets?
— Never feed animals raw meat.
— Try all the shoes, come home, clean up in the Shoe wardrobe.
— Once a year, inspect the animal in the veterinary clinic.
— Make sure that the child wash their hands before eating. Better yet, teach the kid to wash hands with soap and water after each contact with animals.
— Keep bird cages.
— Removing the cage or the cat tray, wear a medical mask on the face.