Can You Get More Than Unconditional Love From Your Pet?

Are pet owners at risk of getting disease from their pets? The answer is ….yes! Part of my job as a veterinarian is to keep the entire family healthy, not just the pets. I am concerned about safety for the children, the immunosuppressed family members, and everyone in between. Some of my recommendations for a pet are meant to keep both the pet and its’ person in tip top condition. Think of a rabies vaccination, for example. It is required by law for a reason; rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted from animals to people.

Schuylkill Veterinary Hospital is sponsoring a free seminar for the public to educate pet owners about zoonotic diseases. Associate veterinarian Dr Lora Mengle will present an overview of transmissible infections and how to prevent them The seminar is scheduled for Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Canine Learning Center, right next to the hospital south of Pottsville.  It starts at 7:30 pm. Interested folks need to call 570-640-1098 to reserve a seat.