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Biletul 25 about the benefits of keeping pets

Mesajde mell pe Vin Apr 25, 2008 2:53 pm


25.Pets occupy an esteemed place in many of our households, often being treated as members of the family. Speak about the benefits of keeping pets.
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25.Pets occupy an esteemed place in many of our households, often being treated as members of the family. Speak about the benefits of keeping pets.

Pets occupy an esteemed place in many of our households, often being treated as members of the family. They offer a source of amusement, pleasure, and companionship. They provide opportunities for outdoor exercise and socialization. And, according to some studies, they can decrease our blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels.

But along with the emotional rewards and health benefits of pet ownership also come health risks. Pets--and other animals--can give us diseases.

Animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans are known as zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses. Some people are more likely than others to get zoonoses: the elderly, pregnant women, infants and children less than 5 years old, people undergoing treatments for cancer, people who have received organ transplants, and people with suppressed immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS.

If you fit into one of these categories, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises avoiding contact with certain animals that are more likely than others to carry diseases: reptiles (turtles, lizards, and snakes), baby chicks, and ducklings.

The list of zoonoses is long and continues to grow as people travel to more remote parts of the world and bring diseases back with them, and as animals that carry diseases are imported. The first human outbreak of monkeypox, a rare smallpox-like disease, occurred in the United States in May 2003. The disease was believed to have been brought into the country in April by a shipment of rodents and other small mammals imported from Africa. These animals infected prairie dogs being sold as pets, which in turn infected humans in close contact with the prairie dogs.

In June 2003, in response to the monkeypox outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC banned the import of all African rodents, and the transport, sale, and release into the environment of prairie dogs and six species of African rodents. In November 2003, both agencies issued a new rule that clarifies and extends the import and transport restrictions for these animals. This interim rule, which is open for public comment until Jan. 20, 2004, gives an increased measure of protection to help prevent future outbreaks of monkeypox in the United States.

Even if people never leave the country or acquire a pet from further away than their local animal shelter, they may still be vulnerable to getting certain diseases from pets. Fortunately, the risk of getting a disease from your pet is small, and you can minimize the risk by practicing good personal hygiene, keeping pet areas clean, controlling disease-carrying insects, and getting regular vaccinations and veterinary care for pets.

Parasites, bacteria, fungi, and viruses are the culprits responsible for spreading many diseases from pets to humans. Some are more common and troublesome for pets and pet owners than others.

Worms

Worms, such as roundworms and hookworms, can infect dogs, cats, and some other animals. Worms can also infect people if they ingest the organisms or, in the case of hookworms--which can penetrate the skin--if they walk barefoot on infected soil.

Worms live in the intestines of animals and are expelled in the stool. If left untreated in pets, homes and yards can become contaminated from worm eggs that are passed in animal feces and hatch in the soil. If your animal has worms, get it treated and clean up after it promptly, advises Linda Wilmot, D.V.M., a veterinary medical officer in the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). "Don't give the eggs that are passed in the feces time to hatch."

More than 90 percent of puppies are born with worms, says Wilmot. Mother dogs can pass worms to their puppies before birth and both dogs and cats can pass it to their offspring through their milk after birth.

Touching the stool or contaminated soil and then touching the mouth or handling food are common routes of transmission of worms to humans. Children are at risk for acquiring worms if they walk barefoot or play in the dirt where an infected dog has defecated or on the floor where a dog may have tracked in dirt or feces.

Hookworm larvae can cause painful inflammation in areas where they penetrate a person's skin and crawl just below the skin's surface. The larvae can also travel through the body, eventually reaching the small intestine. There they develop into half-inch-long worms, attach themselves to the intestinal wall, and suck blood.

Roundworms may also cause problems. "Between 5 percent and 20 percent of children have been infected by dog roundworm at some time in their lives," says Larry Glickman, V.M.D., Dr.P.H., a professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. In most cases, it never becomes apparent and doesn't need to be treated, he says. But in some cases, larvae migrate through the body and damage tissues and organs.

Just one roundworm larva has been known to damage the retina of the eye and cause blindness. Glickman developed an eye fluid test, used by some eye doctors and the CDC, to detect the dog roundworm in people's eyes so they can be treated before permanent damage sets in.

Prevention and early treatment are the best defenses against worms, says Wilmot. FDA-approved drugs are available to destroy worms that infect dogs, cats and people. Guidelines from the CDC and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists advise using deworming drugs in dogs and cats beginning at two weeks of age. Your veterinarian can provide dewormers and a treatment schedule.

Adult animals should have their stool tested at least annually by a veterinarian, who can also prescribe drugs to help prevent your pet from getting worms in the future.
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Re: Biletul 25 about the benefits of keeping pets

Mesajde crazyboy17z pe Vin Iun 20, 2008 7:17 am

trebuie sa scrii despre avantajele pastrarii unui animal de companie nu despre boala care ti'o transmite....
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Mesajde anadaniela pe Vin Iun 20, 2008 7:52 am

Human-pet relationships do not require the same effort as human ones, yet the rewards are love, gratitude, fun and companionship.Pet owners are less likely to report feeling lonely than non-pet owners and 58% of owners say they met and made friends through having pets.
Companion animals can positively influence child development. Studies have revealed greatly improved social competence and self-esteem in children with pets compared to those without.
Pets offer a therapeutic and non-threatening strategy to reduce stress.
Companion animals assist with therapy in hospitals, prisons, psychiatric institutions, nursing homes and schools.
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Mesajde elefantu pe Sâm Iun 21, 2008 10:28 am

My opinion about the keeping pets near home it's a positive one. Having a dog at home can help you with extra-protection from the bulgulars. Another benefit from the dog it's that they can make you fell much better when you are in a bad mood.
Some people say that keeping pets close to your house it's not good for your healf. I don't agree with this afirmation because if you keep them clean and give them healty food you will not have such problems. Also if you go with them to the veterinary you keep the far from beeing sick.
I hope I'm right with answer, and please fogive me for the writing errors. :D
Good luck everyone at the exams.
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Mesajde Aixa pe Mar Iun 24, 2008 12:38 pm

Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows how much joy that relationship can bring, but there is increasing scientific evidence that the unique bond we share with our pets dramatically enriches our lives, our psyhical health and our emotional well-being. Pets can help to reduce stress, relieve loneliness and depression and prevent heart disease.They offer a source of amusement, pleasure, and companionship. They provide opportunities for outdoor exercise and socialization. And, according to some studies, they can decrease our blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Pets can be there for you in ways that people can’t. They can offer love and companionship, and can also enjoy comfortable silences, keep secrets. And they could be the best antidote to loneliness. In fact, research shows that nursing home residents reported less loneliness when visited by dogs than when they spent time with other people. All these benefits can reduce the amount of stress people experience in response to feelings of social isolation and lack of social support from people.

Pets give responsability, they are loyal, humorous and they are always waiting for you when you get home.Even if they can't say it with words pets love us too.They also need us. Some are right now in pet stores waiting for someone to take them home.Pets can even save lives. There have been several incidents of pets attacking intruders or awaking people up when their house is on fire.Some are great alarm clocks. Just imagine your cat or dog jumping on you while you are asleep

It’s important to realize that owning a pet isn’t for everyone. Pets do come with additional work and responsability, which can bring its own stress. However, for most people, the benefits of having a pet are more than disadvantages.
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Mesajde Leatus pe Mie Iun 25, 2008 10:54 am

25.Pets occupy an esteemed place in many of our households, often being treated as members of the family. Speak about the benefits of keeping pets.


pets are shite. pets are like parasites. they always want food and beg for it whenever they want. there are no benefits of keeping pets.period
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