Healthy Pets Lead To Healthy People

An initiative is underway in Los Angeles to promote human and animal health.  The ecological concept that the two are linked, is supported by the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Healthy Pets, Healthy Families coalition will focus on creating educational campaigns, and other strategies to meet its goals of disease prevention in humans and animals.

Some of the health issues prompting the formation of the campaign is the rise in animal obesity, the development of cancer in animals from exposure to second hand smoke, the effects of disasters on companion animals and their people, due to lack of preparation, and the prevention of contagious parasitic diseases.

LINKS

Fur Fitness

Healthy Pets, Healthy Families

Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

Posted on August 18, 2013, in Animal Health and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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