What is a zoonotic disease?

Zoonotic diseases or zoonoses (pronounced zoo-NO-ses) are illnesses that can be transmitted from animals to humans, like leptospirosis. They also include diseases that infect both people and pets, like Lyme disease. That’s why it is important to take precautions to protect both your family and pet from zoonotic diseases. For more information about zoonotic disease protection for your family and pet contact, your veterinarian.


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