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INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PET OWNERS

INFORMATION SHEETS specifically for KIDS, for VETERINARIANS, for PHYSICIANS and for PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL are also available on the Worms & Germs RESOURCES page!

Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and diseases are also under development and will be added when they are available.

 

Animals
Diseases Other
Dogs Rabies Litter Boxes
Cats Giardia Sandboxes
Turtles Toxoplasma Cat Bites
Hamsters Leptospira Raw Meat
Rabbits Clostridium difficile Petting Zoos
Pet Birds Cryptosporidium Needlestick Injuries
African Dwarf Frogs MRSA
Reptiles MRSP
MRSP (Deutsch)
MRSP (Français)
Ringworm
Campylobacter
Salmonella
Rat Bite Fever
Hookworms
Cat Scratch Disease
Tapeworms
Echinococcus
Echinococcus (Français)
Capnocytophaga
Lyme Disease & Ticks

Please Remember:

  • Your veterinarian and physician are your ultimate resource for information about the health of your pets or your family.
  • Information provided here is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but infectious diseases can be unpredictable and these sheets are for general information purposes only.
  • There can be great variation in disease risks in different geographic areas. The information provided was developed for Ontario, Canada, but most of the information is relevant for other regions as well.

JUST FOR KIDS!

Hey Kids!  Do you want to learn more about how to be a great pet owner?  Sometimes our pets have worms and germs that can make people sick, so it’s really important to know about them and how to stop them from spreading!

Just click on one of the blue highlighted topics below to find out more information!  Keep checking this page as more topics will be added!

But remember: always listen to your parents, your doctor and your pet’s veterinarian.  They want you and your pet to stay healthy, and they’re the best people to ask if you have any questions about worms, germs and your pet!

Pets Worms & Germs
Dogs Rabies
Cats Giardia
Turtles Toxoplasma
Hamsters Leptospira
Rabbits Clostridium difficile
Pet Birds Cryptosporidium
Reptiles MRSA
Salmonella
Ringworm
Campylobacter

 


INFORMATION SHEETS FOR VETERINARIANS

Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and pathogens are also under development and will be added when they are available.

Animals Pathogens
Dogs Rabies
Cats Giardia
Turtles Toxoplasma
Hamsters Leptospira
Rabbits Clostridium difficile
Pet Birds Cryptosporidium
Reptiles MRSA
Salmonella
Ringworm
Campylobacter

Management of ringworm-infected animals in clinics: An information sheet designed for veterinarians taking animals in as part of outbreak relief efforts for another facility, but applicable to the management of any ringworm-infected animals in clinics.


INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL BEST PRACTICES FOR SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY CLINICS

This document was published by the Canadian Council on Antibiotic Resistance in December 2008.  The purpose of these guidelines is to provide veterinary personnel with a succinct guide to principles and practices of infection control relevant to small animal veterinary clinics. The document provides the basic information needed to develop an infection control program and establish basic infection control practices for such a clinic, with specific emphasis on critical aspects such as hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection.  Both the full document and a five-page executive summary are available for download by clicking on the links below:

Complete Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines (1.9 MB)

Executive Summary of Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines (176 KB)

French Translation (2.8 MB)


DISEASE PREVENTION IN CANINE GROUP SETTINGS

Canine group health symbol OSUImportant resources for those who have dogs involved in dog group settings, organize such events, or own/work in a dog group setting.  For more information visit the resource page of the The Ohio State University.

Infectious Disease in Dogs in Group Settings: Strategies to Prevent Infectious Diseases in Dogs at Dog Shows, Sporting Events, and Other Canine Group Settings (2.5MB)

Dog owner fact sheets that discuss a sample of infectious pathogens and general disease concepts that are important for dogs in group settings:


INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PHYSICIANS

Doctor(1)Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and pathogens are also under development and will be added when they are available.

Animals Pathogens
Dogs Rabies
Cats Giardia
Turtles Toxoplasma
Hamsters Leptospira
Rabbits Clostridium difficile
Cryptosporidium
MRSA
Campylobacter
Salmonella

INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL

Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and pathogens are also under development and will be added when they are available.

Animals Pathogens
Dogs Rabies
Cats Giardia
Turtles Toxoplasma
Hamsters Leptospira
Rabbits Clostridium difficile
Pet Birds Cryptosporidium
MRSA
Campylobacter
Salmonella
Ringworm

 


PRACTICE GUIDELINES

International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis

International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in dogs

Swedish Veterinary Association antibiotic use guidelines for dogs and cats

Canadian Guidelines for the Treatment of Parasites in Dogs and Cats


RESEARCH POSTERS

2012 International Clostridium difficile Symposium

2012 International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases IX

2011 ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant staphylococci in animals

2011 University of Guelph Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium

2011 Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Conference

2011 Canadian Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases