Breeding dogs .. Families pay from home expenses to buy viruses!

Some families buy imported dogs, of expensive breeds, and raise them indoors for storage sometimes, even if this is not appropriate for the era in the presence of surveillance cameras inside homes and streets, and some buy and spend on they are part of the household expenses from luxury and the claim of urbanization, but most dangerous in the breeding of dogs at home, the lack of interest in vaccinating them against diseases, which causes infection of some family members, especially children, as well as many viruses of disease. Dog hairs can carry some germs, which lead to children – especially sinus patients – with chest allergies, which are accompanied by shortness of breath and cough. Itching of the nose and contact of children with dogs can lead to scabies, and its symptoms are severe itching and discoloration of the skin to a darker color. Also, the saliva of dogs, especially those with rabies, can infect children with Infectious diseases, in addition to exposure of children to unclean dog saliva, which can lead to weakening of the immune system and transmission of the infection to children through dogs can lead to septicemia, according to some recent medical studies.

Consultant: May weaken the immune system

Dr. Sherif Heta, a consultant on public health and preventive medicine in Cairo, points out that raising dogs can threaten children with some harm, including:

Exposure of children to unclean dog saliva can weaken the immune system.

Constant contact of children with dogs can cause skin allergies.

– Transmission of the infection to children through dogs can lead to septicemia.

– When dog saliva is exposed to one of the wounds to which the child is exposed, it can lead to blood diseases.

Dr .. Copper: Beware of suturing the wound caused by the dog bite

Dr. Taha Bakri, professor of internal medicine and chest medicine at Al-Azhar University School of Medicine, warned against suturing the wound resulting from a dog bite, noting the importance of washing it with soap and water, and then go to the nearest hospital, to get the right serum, before the situation worsens, and said exposing children to a bite A rabid dog can lead to muscle spasms, respiratory muscle disorders, and confusion , can even reach the point. of death, emphasizing the need to receive proper serum before 20 days of infection, to avoid complications.

6 categories of dogs most susceptible to disease

1 – People infected with HIV or AIDS.

2 – pregnant women.

3- Cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

4 – the elderly.

5- People with chronic diseases or congenital immunodeficiency.

6- People who have recently undergone an organ or bone marrow transplant.

We always find in the teachings of the greatest Prophet, peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, usefulness, prevention and protection for us, because he is merciful to us (for the believers he is merciful and compassionate). knowledge of it.

Dr. Dagal: 8 cases of diseases in a month

Regarding the health risks of breeding dogs at home, Dr. Saleh Al-Dagal, a laparoscopic and obesity surgery consultant at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, warned of the dangers of breeding dogs indoors and with family members, noting that a disease called “Hyacidosis” has spread to members of the family. families working in dog breeding, which is the infection of worms transmitted to dogs, man and his infection in one of the internal organs of the body.

Professor Saleh Al-Dagal explained that in the past month 8 cases of infection have been registered due to keeping and breeding dogs inside the house. The worm that causes this disease goes through a life cycle that begins with the transfer of eggs from the soil and implants to the intestines of cattle, where larvae grow and secrete that are transferred to the intestines of dogs.

Dr. Al-Dagal showed that a person can be infected by contact with infected dogs, as it moves to the liver, spleen or any other organ, causing pain and cysts in these organs. It is difficult to diagnose these worms in dogs, as it can be diagnosed in humans in advanced stages after the formation of large bags in the body. When diagnosed, it is treated with anthelmintic medication and it is usually necessary to pull these cysts through a needle under X-rays or perform surgery to eradicate them. Professor Saleh pointed out that such cases were rare in Saudi Arabia, but are currently increasing in number of cases, due to the spread of the phenomenon of dog breeding in the home.

A recent study: Breeding dogs after the spread of breast cancer

A recent study by scientists from the University of Munich confirmed that raising dogs at home increases the risk of breast cancer.

The study found that 80 percent of women who had breast cancer had kept dogs in their homes and were in constant contact with them.

While they found that people who keep cats did not develop this type of cancer, because of the great similarity between breast cancer in dogs and humans. They found a virus that infects humans and dogs together and can be transmitted from dogs to humans. This virus has a key role in the aforementioned cancer.

And they found that women in western countries were more likely to be affected by breast cancer than women in eastern countries, and when they sought the essential difference between these two categories, they found that women in the West raised a pet dog in their own homes. , while in the East you rarely find a woman holding a dog!

In another study, scientists found that dogs carry the viruses responsible for breast cancer called MMTV, and during contact and treatment with the dog, these viruses are easily transmitted to humans.

10 serious diseases caused by dog ​​breeding

Dogs are the main reservoir of diseases and their spread. Therefore, raising dogs at home contributes greatly to the transmission of many viral and bacterial diseases to humans, as diseases can be transmitted to humans through saliva, air, urine, contaminated feces or directly. contact with the dog.

Some studies have shown that there are many diseases caused by breeding dogs at home. We will list the most famous and most common. These diseases are divided into viral diseases and bacterial diseases. Viral diseases like rabies and norovirus and bacterial diseases like Pasteurella , Salmonella, Brucella, Yersinia coli, Campylobacter.

1. Chagas disease

Dogs are usually more susceptible to this disease, and Chagas rabies transmitted by dogs can be acute or chronic and often results in inflammation and fibrosis of the heart, resulting in irregular heartbeats, heart muscle weakness, and death. suddenly.

2. Campylobacter disease

A bacterial infection that infects the intestines is easily transmitted from the feces of infected dogs to their human owners. The main cause of bacterial gastroenteritis, it causes stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, as well as fever in humans.

3. Salmonella disease

Salmonella bacteria are found in the intestines and feces of dogs, which cause food poisoning.

4. Pasterelosis

This disease is transmitted by dog ​​bites and the dog does not need to get sick to infect humans, as it carries bacteria without showing any symptoms at all. If left untreated, it can quickly develop into a serious infection, with additional complications like abscesses, arthritis and even respiratory infections.

5. Dog bite with soot

The bacteria that cause this disease are found in the saliva of healthy dogs. Serious diseases such as blood poisoning have been reported

6. Leptospirosis (or Weil’s disease)

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can be fatal in dogs and can be passed on to human owners. Humans can transmit it through contact with the urine of an infected animal, especially through an open wound.

Symptoms of mild illness are: headache, muscle aches and fever, while severe symptoms include: bleeding from the lungs and meningitis.

7. Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis

Both are intestinal diseases caused by parasites transmitted by pets. Diarrhea and stomach pain are the most common symptoms of these infections.

8. Toxococcus disease (Coccidioidomycosis) dog worm

Toxacara parasitic worm The “dog worm” most commonly found in dog intestines, Toxacara produces a large number of eggs that pass through the animal’s body and end up in its feces. Other organs such as the liver, lungs, eyes or brain can become infected and cause severe symptoms – such as visual impairment and in some cases blindness.

9. The bell worm

Bellworm is a skin disease that is not caused by a worm but by a fungus found on the ground and in the skin of infected people and dogs. Children tend to be more susceptible to ringworm and can be easily transmitted by touch.

10. Spotted fever on the rocky mountain

Caused by bacteria known as rickettsia, this disease is transmitted by ticks that your dog can carry. Symptoms generally start with fever and may include rash (usually near the arms and joints), intestinal discomfort, diarrhea, and joint pain.

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