The idea that a beloved pet could make us sick is a scary thought but, thankfully, not that common. With the first H1N1 cat case popping up last week, I've gotten many questions about which illnesses people could catch from animals (like rabies) and which are only for the dogs (like the H3N8 flu, parvo, or bordetella. To help out, I've rounded up 12 diseases that people could get from pets, wild animals, or flying insects, with a short explanation of them. Brush up!
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Play my Which Pet Is Cuter? game to bring a smile to your Friday . . . maybe a little work break, too! The game shows two pets side by side, and it's up to you to click on the one you think is the cutest. Each time you select the pet with the higher "cuteness" score – based on our audience's votes, we don't have a secret cute meter – your score adds up! Need I mention, every time you play you're eligible to win big? We'll be giving away a $1,000 grand prize every month — you must be logged in, and you'll be entered once each time you play. (Check out the official rules here.)
If you think your pet has a winning mug, you can add him to the site and he can be added to the game. Keep 'em coming because I love seeing new pets on our site!
I don't own an animal but thankfully where I live has great wildlife including deer (that love to eat all of my flowers on my deck), birds, raccoons and my all time favorite animal that I spotted was baby Western Screech Owls. They spent the entire summer in a huge oak tree just outside of my house. I don't see them anymore but I can still hear them hoo'ing! This picture was taking about 5 feet away from them while they were learning to fly!
There's lots of fun stuff going on in our community so come play and don't forget to enter your own cute photo captures about town to our Spotted! group — it may be picked as a Site of the Week on PetSugar!
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