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Communicable Diseases in our Pets

Summer is in full motion for most of us making the weather perfect for taking our pets outside.  Socializing with our animals is not just limited to the outdoors or dog parks having daycares and boarding facilities at the fingertips.  As fun as socializing our animals can be, it also can come at times with a few downfalls. Having our animals and pets exposed to other animals leaves the window open for illness/disease to spread amongst other animals, and at times very quickly.

Below is a list of common illnesses to watch for ..


  • Ringworm / Worms
  • Kennel Cough
  • Parvo
  • Giardiasis
  • Coccidia / Influenza
  • Distemper


  • Ringworm / Worms
  • Respiratory Infections
  • F.I.P
  • F.I.V.
  • Calicivirus
  • Bartonella

Please remember to let your Pet and Kritter people know when your animal(s) may not feel well.  Your veterinary nurses, techs, and veterinarians would be more than happy to help when they know you need them! For more information on this, please check out the references section to grab links!

!! Always remember to contact your veterinary team with questions to any of your concerns to your animals health.



  1. ASPCA, “Common Dog Diseases”
  2. AKC, “Common Canine Diseases”
  3. Covetrus, “Communicable Cat Diseases”
  4. ASPCA, “Common Cat Diseases”
  5. Gator Kennels, “Common Kennel Diseases”