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Your Health and Your Pets

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Your Health and Your Pets
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.24

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    antifungal, campylobacter, choriomeningitis, distemper, henselae, jejuni, lymph, respectable, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, therefore, rabies, responsibility, ringworm, diarrhea, affected
     content words:    South Atlantic, United States, Rocky Mountain


Your Health and Your Pets
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     A veterinarian came in and spoke with William's class. Dr. Jones talked to the class about the care of animals. Then the class had a question and answer session.
 
2     The last question of the visit was an interesting one. Max asked, "Can animals make a person sick?" The class chuckled because they thought that was a very silly question.
 
3     "Of course not," Maria replied. "Only other people can make you sick. How silly of you!"
 
4     "What makes you ask that?" Dr. Jones asked Max.
 
5     "My mom said her brother once got sick from a friend's dog," Max said.
 
6     Dr. Jones said, "Your mother is right. Both people and animals carry germs. Some of the germs animals carry can't be spread to humans; however, others can."
 
7     "For example," Dr. Jones continued, "animals can have distemper or heartworms. In fact, they are very common, but they can't be spread to humans."
 
8     "So what can hurt us, Dr. Jones?" Cathy asked.
 
9     "Good question," Dr. Jones said. "Sometimes pets carry ticks and fleas that might have diseases. Sometimes people can get infections from scratches or bites from animals. Sometimes touching an animal's waste can hurt a person."
 
10     "Yuck!" the class yelled.

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Miscellaneous Health Topics
             Miscellaneous Health Topics



Health
    Alcohol  
 
    Bicycle Safety  
 
    Circulatory System  
 
    Digestive System  
 
    Disabilities  
 
    Drugs  
 
    Excretory System  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Health Professionals  
 
    Healthy Life  
 
    Hygiene  
 
    Illnesses  
 
    Medical Tools  
 
 
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
 
    Muscular System  
 
    My Plate  
 
    Nervous System  
 
    Nutrition  
 
    Reproductive System  
 
    Respiratory System  
 
    Skeletal System  
 
    Teeth  
 
    The Five Senses  
 
    The Human Body  
 
    Tobacco  
 



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