Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? News Hand hygiene – how clean are your hands really? Medical Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity Medical Feeling down during spring? Blame your seasonal allergies News UP student wakes up from 11 week coma: ‘We’ve been surprised by how strong she is’ Parenting C-section rates have nearly doubled since 2000 From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.