September 16, 2014
Health Tip: Avoiding Salmonella From Your Pet
Wash hands after handling food for Fluffy or Fido
(HealthDay News) -- Just like their owner's cuisine, a pet's food can be contaminated with nasty germs such as salmonella.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to help protect your family:
- Always wash hands with soap and warm water after handling pet food, pet toys or touching pets.
- Don't allow young children to touch pet food or bowls.
- Make sure pet food packaging is intact. Never feed pets raw food.
- Store pet food away from human food. Refrigerate unused moist pet food.
- Regularly wash your pet's food bowl and water bowl.
- Promptly dispose of pet waste. Then wash hands thoroughly.