Just like people, pets can get diseases from eating contaminated food. By protecting your pet from food borne disease, you can protect you own health as well. Pets should be fed only high-quality commercial pet foods. If eggs, poultry, or meat products are given to your pet as supplements, they should be well cooked. Any dairy products given to your pets should be pasteurized. Additionally, pets should be prevented from drinking toilet bowl water and from having access to garbage. Do not let your pet scavange for food, hung, or eat other animal faeces.