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  • First Aid: Animal Bites for Parents


    Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.

  • Bites and Scratches for Parents


    Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.

  • Rabies for Parents


    Rabies is a serious infection of the nervous system that is caused by a virus. Rabies is usually transmitted by a bite from an infected animal.

  • Staying Safe Around Animals for Kids


    Do you love animals? Lots of kids do. Find out how to stay safe around them in this article for kids.

  • If I Have Asthma, Can I Keep My Pet? for Teens


    If you have asthma, you're more likely to be allergic to a pet than someone who doesn't have asthma. Find out what you can do.

  • If I Have Asthma, Can I Keep My Pet? for Kids


    Uh-oh. Could your pet be making your asthma worse? Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Word! Animal Dander for Kids


    All warm-blooded animals shed tiny flakes from their skin. This is called dander.

  • Definition: Animal Dander for Teens


    All warm-blooded animals shed tiny flakes from their skin called dander.

  • Definition: Animal Dander for Parents


    All warm-blooded animals shed tiny flakes from their skin called dander (it's like dandruff in humans, but it's much harder to see).

  • Infections That Pets Carry for Parents


    Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.