We all love puppy kisses but this may be something you want to think about the next time you let a dog slobber on you.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship reports that several cases of canine brucellosis at a breeding facility for small dogs. The bacterial disease can be passed not only to other dogs but humans as well through fluids. Before you freak out though, the threat to pet owners is actually very low. However, people most at risk include

Dog breeders, veterinary staff and anyone who comes in contact with blood, tissues and fluids during the birthing process..."

Canine Brucellosis can cause infertility, still births, inflamed lymph nodes, abnormal behavior, lethargy and weight loss. Get more info here.

Yes, the disease is in Iowa but let this be a reminder to always wash your hands after coming in contact with animals.

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