In attempt to stave off worldwide pandemic, Cesar Milan will begin filming a public service announcement (PSA) warning of the dangers of getting too close to your pet.
The PSA is in response to a recent report from the University of California, Davis outlining the harmful affects of mouth to mouth contact with dogs and cats.
The study found that nearly half of all dog owners and 62 percent of cat owners are at risk of infection due to excessive levels of human/pet slobber swapping. Diseases such as: meningitis, Canine Papillomavirus (CPV), and cat scratch fever can all be transmitted to humans who get to first base with their cat or dog.
But the disease that has Milan, and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most worried about is bubonic plague. Bubonic Plague, otherwise known as "Black Death," has caused over 200 million deaths, and if left untreated can kill in a matter of days.
The CDC has asked that you be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
* rosy-red ring-like rashes on the face and neck
* persistent butt dragging on the carpet
* breath with the distinctive scent of purina dog or cat chow
If you come in contact with anyone that you suspect may be infected call the police, and quarantine the individual immediately.
The PSA will be aired before and after each episode of Milan's National Geographic smash hit The Dog Whisperer. When asked for comment about the context of the PSA, Milan said "would ju kissa dogs ass? No? Din why ju tink its ok to kissa dogs mout?