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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Diseases you can catch from your domestic pet


    Yes, pets can get under our feet and cause slips, trips and falls of varying severity. Yet, have you ever actually considered that there may be diseases you can catch from your domestic pet?

    While we all love our little additions to the family, it is important that if you do have a pet in your home that you are aware of the diseases you can catch from your beloved animals. We take a look at some of the more common diseases you can catch.

    What are the common diseases you can catch from your pet?

    There is no doubt that you love your pet, but no amount of affection, nor protection, can prevent them from suffering ailments from time to time.

    Sadly for us pet owners, this also means we are susceptible too. There are some common diseases you can catch from your pets. Here are the common culprits.

    Diseases you can catch from your dog:

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    • Ringworm
    • Hookworms
    • Giardia
    • Tapeworms

    Diseases you can catch from your cat:

    • Roundworm
    • Giardia
    • Cat Scratch Disease
    • Toxoplasmosis

    Diseases you can catch from most pets:

    • Campylobacter
    • Bubonic Plague from fleas

    If you prefer your pets a little on the exotic side, you can also be at risk from poisonous bites, and, in the case of some reptiles, salmonella and tuberculosis.

    Claiming compensation for accidents in the home

    If you have been involved in an accident in the home through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

    Perhaps you have suffered a slip due to a leaking boiler, or maybe your neighbour’’s dog showed an aggressive side and bit you, whatever the circumstances, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.

    Thanks to our 15 years’’ experience, we understand that all accidents are unique. This is why we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we discuss the basis of your claim. This helps us determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to make a claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information on personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.

    Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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