Zoonoses are diseases or infections transmitted from animals to humans, and they can pose serious health risks. Parasites such as roundworms, hookworms and whipworms can all be transmitted from pets to humans.
To protect your family, use a broad-spectrum parasite preventive every month. Keep children from playing where soil may be contaminated by animals and encourage children to wash their hands regularly.
For more information, please read the article Zoonotic Diseases - Diseases You Can Catch from Your Pet