Rapid spread of dog disease can be stopped with diligent infection control. New guidance is now available from veterinary experts at Ohio State University (reprinted here with permission).
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dogs aren’t exactly famous for their personal hygiene or for maintaining a respectable distance from their canine pals. With a nuzzle, a shared ball or a bark, a dog battling a bug can easily pass it to others and, in some cases, people.
This becomes especially worrisome in group settings, such as dog parks, dog shows and doggie daycare, where animals can spread illness rapidly and then carry it back into their homes and neighborhoods. Protocol for keeping disease transmission at bay has, until now, lagged decades behind efforts to contain human infectious disease.
New guidance for halting the spread of a multitude of dog diseases is now available, thanks to an effort led by veterinary experts at The Ohio State University. The advice, which appears in a user friendly-guide…