Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNA > Health-in-Motion 03 March 2016 Pets carry pests too Pets carry pests too! You may get more from your pet than joy and affection. Diseases like E. coli, salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis and rabies can be passed from animals to humans, and some of these may even be deadly. Take your pet for regular check-ups; set up a schedule of immunisation and de-worm your pet every six months; keep your pet clean and well-groomed (don't forget to clip its nails regularly); wear gloves when you handle pet litter, or clean cages, fish tanks and baskets; don't use pet litter as fertiliser in your garden; wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds immediately after handling pets or their litter; keep pets out of the kitchen; don't allow pets to eat raw meat, dig through the rubbish or drink from the toilet bowl. 0 More in Newsletters A steady routine of physical activity is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle More: Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNAHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Colonoscopy after 75 may not be worth it Diet and nutrition Eliminating sweetened drinks is the best way to cut kids' sugar intake Fitness Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness Medical Sleep paralysis is frightening but not dangerous Parenting Morning sickness may be a sign that all's well Medical Pregnancy problems may foretell future health risks From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.