Zoonosis is any infectious disease that can be transmitted between species. Many disease and parasites that our companions can acquire are Zoonotic.
Some of the diseases we vaccinate our companions for are zoonotic; such as Rabies and Leptospirosis. Read more about these in our Preventative Care section.
Some of the more common zoonotic diseases' seen in companion animals are intestinal parasites. These parasites contaminate our yards, parks and playgrounds. Your companions' become the transportation into your home. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to have your companions' stool checked yearly (these tests are often referred to as Fecal Flotation Tests) and keep your companions' on a preventative drug program that treats and controls these parasites.
To read more about the most common zoonotic intestinal parasites, click the links below
Roundworm- visceral larva migrans
Did you know Roundworms can migrate to the eye and cause permanent nerve or eye damage including blindness?
Hookworms- cutaneous larva migrans
Hookworms can migrate under human skin
Kimberly Crest can test your companion for intestinal parasites using our in-house lab usually with same day results.