The childwearing community has long been concerned about the rising number of cases of dog and kitten diseases in pet stores.
“It’s a real concern because we are seeing an increase in illnesses and deaths,” says Jenny Zuckerman, director of dog health for PetSmart.
She says the numbers are a little out of control.
“We’re seeing a lot more cases of canine distemper, canine distension, and we’re seeing more cases in the pet store,” she says.
Zuckerman says the pet industry is aware of the problem and wants to do everything they can to reduce the risk of infection.
But the industry has to do more to educate consumers and pet owners about the signs of canine disease.
A common misconception is that dog and cat illness is confined to the home.
They can be spread through direct contact, as well as by coughing and sneezing.
It can be hard to spot the signs.
So it’s important to take time to inspect your pets every day.
And if you’re concerned about your pets health, read our tips for keeping pets healthy.
You can also check out the dog and pet care products that PetSmart sells at its retail stores.