There aren’t many diseases that both humans and their pets can get, but there are some—and more people, living closer together, means that there are increasing numbers of cases. You already know that ticks and fleas can be introduced to your home by pets, but what other diseases do we share? Here’s why it’s just as important to support the immune systems of dogs and cats!
You won’t get West Nile Virus from your dog, but it’s a disease that can impact both humans and pets. What could happen is that once your dog carries it, they become a “reservoir” for the disease, so that mosquitoes visiting your yard also carry West Nile Virus, even in years where it’s not otherwise wide spread. Plus, it’s a hard disease to have, causing lethargy and other symptoms for pups. Vets can treat West Nile Virus, and you can support your dog’s immune system with a drop or two of colloidal silver in their water bowl.
Here’s a less known disease currently on the rise: Leptospirosis. The main symptoms for dogs is drinking a lot of water, which causes increased urination (and sometimes accidents)—and is also how the disease is spread (through urine). And yep, humans can get it too: it causes stomach pain, high fever/chills, headache, muscle ache, and jaundice. Both humans and dogs can be treated with antibiotics (cats can’t get it). Although still “rare”, a recent jump in the number of cases has vets on the lookout. Make sure to watch for symptoms, and to support your dog’s immune system with colloidal silver.
Skin diseases can sometimes have a pathogen as their cause, especially in animals. Even in humans, research is just starting to scratch the surface on how face mites, good/bad bacteria, and other microbes may trigger eczema, rashes, and more. Pets can introduce some of these, so it’s important to stay on top of skin changes.
Pets can influence the health of an entire household, lowering blood pressure and lengthening lifespan. Make sure they’re a positive health benefit for your family by supporting their health daily with a little colloidal silver.