Tularemia is commonly known as rabbit fever. The disease is associated with rabbits and rodents. It is typically associated with wild rabbits and rodents. Domesticated pets may, however, come into contact with such animals. Ticks on the rabbits and rodents may be transferred to the skin of a cat or dog.
Humans can acquire tularemia in one of two ways. The first is through a scratch. This results in a glandular illness with swollen lymph nodes. The second is through inhalation. The result is a more acute form of the disease which affects the whole body. The symptoms of tularemia in humans include fever and inflammation. There are isolated cases in which the brain, heart, and lungs are attacked. Cats and dogs who go outside the yard should be routinely inspected for ticks. Undertake tick removal carefully wearing gloves. Make sure that pets are being protected from ticks and fleas using reputable products.