There’s a reason social media is exploding with funny cat videos: Americans love their cats, and cats love to show why their worthy of our attention. More than 47 million households have cats, and cats are credited with improving their owners’ moods, moral, and sociability.
Even though cats provide many benefits for their owners, both indoor cats and outdoor cats can carry germs and transmit illnesses to their humans. Routine veterinary care is important, as are sanitary habits for cats and their owners.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers important information about how to keep cats and humans healthy so that we can all continue to enjoy a steady stream of new cat videos.