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Infection risk posed by cats revealed

cats toxoplasmosis

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#16    Nathan DiYorio

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 06 September 2012 - 02:04 AM, said:

I'm quite sure it won't...... :tu:

It doesn't have to backfire, because I'll be pointing one right at you :tu:

Edited by Xetan, 07 September 2012 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

Coward.

Trusty pellet gun.

200 lb wild cat (The Equalizer).

Priceless.


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It's okay not  to like cats, but there are other nonviolent/nonharmful options to your cat problem.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 07 September 2012 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Cats have a will that is their own.  you cant make a cat do anything he or she does not want to do. That is the stem cause for most people's dislike for cats. That and the knowlegde that if that cat was any bigger..... it would eat you.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

There are very few ways to infect yourself with toxo, the only secure one is digging in the cats litter box and not washing your hands afterwards.

Besides that, between 1/3 and half of humanity already carry the protozoon in them, even if they have no cats, mostly by eating infected meat. There are studies that are pretty convincing  like Torda A (2001). "Toxoplasmosis. Are cats really the source?". Aust Fam Physician (sorry don't think it is available online) that dispute a necessary cat link. What is certain is that cats are much more resistant to the bug and therefore more likely to have it symptomless than other large mammals.

Of you want to make sure have your cat tested during your next vet visit and a simple Clindamycin treatment can kill the dormant disease.

And remember: If you keep your pets healthy so will you be.

Edited by questionmark, 07 September 2012 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

i am deeply suspicious of cat people, you are all weird

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

You catch more diseases from other humans than you do from animals - fact. Cats and dogs rule! :P


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 07 September 2012 - 10:12 AM, said:

Coward.

Trusty pellet gun.

200 lb wild cat (The Equalizer).

Priceless.


Shadow 134,
It's okay not  to like cats, but there are other nonviolent/nonharmful options to your cat problem.

In what way am i a coward if a 750 pound black bear wanders on to my property,i am entitled to shoot it and no one bats an eyelid...

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:25 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 07 September 2012 - 11:47 PM, said:

In what way am i a coward if a 750 pound black bear wanders on to my property,i am entitled to shoot it and no one bats an eyelid...

I was referring to shooting at 10 lb cats. And how it would be different if it were a fairer fight with a 200 lb Wild Cat, not some neighbor's kitty. Again, I don't care if you don't like cats, but there are ways to solve your problem without physically hurting the cats. And bragging/posting about shooting at cats? I'd think a man would brag  if he got that 200 lb Wild Cat with a pellet gun, not some kitty.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 08 September 2012 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:57 AM

Life is fatal. If just living slightly longer meant giving up my pets. I'd rather live a pretty short life, cause they make my life wonderful, even if they are frustrating little monsters.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:57 AM

keep the cat. clean the litter tray. wash your hands
wash your hands more often - even when you think you don't really need to. you touched all those things that all those other people touched who touched all those things that all those other people touched, and so on...


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:30 PM

My cat takes sneaky sips out of my glass if she thinks I'm not looking, so there are sure to have been occasions where I have unwittingly shared saliva with her. I would much rather take my chances with toxoplasmosis, than have mice in my house. We've had problems with mice at my work, and in our dormitory at Uni, and I hate finding mice **** and p*ss all through my pots and pans, and having them scoot out of my shoes and blankets. My cat may have all but destroyed my self-esteem, but I wouldn't give her up for anything.






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