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Children and pets

Discover everything you need to know about the Maine Coon, an affectionate and playful cat breed.

Children and pets

After giving a birth for a child for parents the question concerning pets becomes. There are a lot of misconceptions and fears about this that a newborn can even die from such interaction.

It is not a secret that any animal is a vector of a wide variety of infections. The most common are helminthiasis, in other words the infecting worms. Roundworm, whipworm, pinworm are passed via the so-called fecal-oral way, that is, if you do not follow the basic hygiene rules. For example, you have cleaned the cat’s toilet or just stocked him and then put the hands in the mouth. This disease is also called the disease of dirty hands.

If the newborn is sick with helminthiasis, he becomes restless, his appetite decreases, he can vomit, there is abdominal pain. The temperature may also increase to 37.8. To avoid this just wash your hands after the communication with your pet. You should also conduct the periodic preventive maintenance of the pets - giving them anthelmintic drugs.

Besides this one a rather common disease is lichen - a fungus of hair or skin. In this case the place that is infected, becomes red and itchy, hair falls out. To avoid this show your pet to a professional before the child will appear in the house. After all, the kid can catch lichen only by direct contact with the pet.

There is such a disease transmitted via the, it is toxoplasmosis. In this case the intracellular parasites enter the body of a man if you do not follow the rules of hygiene. The child may have a fever, pain in muscles and joints, malaise. In more severe cases, the nervous system is affected.

There is such a disease called "rabies". Unfortunately, its flashes are continuously recorded, especially in autumn and spring. But if your pet does not walk on the street - it has very little chance to become sick. It is a little chance of being infected from the injected pet. Even if the pet is sick with rabies, it can infect the baby only if it bites him. If this happens, the kid is needed to be immediately injected.

Transmitted through the birds the child can get chlamydia but only in the case of close contact with the pet. The newborn has the following symptoms: fever, cough, which can go into pneumonia. To avoid this, a veterinarian should periodically inspect the bird, because it is impossible to identify the disease by you.

Also allergy caused by animals can be very dangerous. It occurs if the body is too sensitive to various substances. In this case, different immunopathological reactions begin to cause the damage of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and skin. There us rash, watery eyes, coughing, runny nose, eyes become red.

Agree that often problems arise if we treat animals and child carelessly.

Only the care and hygiene which includes washing hands and periodic processing of the house with the safe and effective disinfectant reduce the risk of affection of your kids to the minimum.

Pets are wonderful teachers for our children, they teach them responsibility, gentleness and delicacy.

Unlike the static toys, animal breathe, run, and play, taking some anxiety and stress from the children. The opportunity to talk, complain and caress with the pets is necessary for the children. For closed, timid, indecisive children a hamster, cat or dog is often interchangeable: they trust their secrets, sorrows and joys. We are able to organize the communication of children and pets, so that it can bring only joy.

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