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E. coli and dogs

Posted in Dogs, Other diseases
Summer is prime season for E. coli infections in people, which are often associated with eating undercooked hamburgers, and less often with contact with animals at events like petting zoos. Escherichia coli is a bacterium that is very commonly found in most animals, including a large percentage of healthy individuals. Some E. coli strains are… Continue Reading

Dog stool and garbage

Posted in Dogs, Parasites, Salmonella
I received the following question yesterday: For approximately 20 years I have been involved in waste collection for the Parks Division.  A considerable amount of the waste which I collect on a daily basis is dog excrement.  This is usually, but not always contained in a plastic bag and thrown into a large garbage barrel… Continue Reading