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Cats & Kittens : Safety Last Updated: Oct 25th, 2006 - 08:57:26

Cats & Kittens : Safety
Your Cat Can Make You Sick – How to Avoid Catching an Illness from your Furry Feline
From the most famous zoonotic disease—the Plague—to the most recent (Bird Flu), diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans have been a source of concern for hundreds of years. Known as zoonotic diseases, many potential illnesses still exist today. The most common are rabies, ringworm, and Lyme disease. Some of the more exotic or rare ones include the plague, tuberculosis, cat scratch fever, tick paralysis, and Hantavirus...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:19

Cats & Kittens : Safety
What Is Cat Scratch Disease, and How Do You Prevent It?
Cat scratch disease is a disease spread by cats, but that affects only humans; it's also called cat scratch fever. It is most commonly diagnosed in the colder winter and fall months of the year for reasons scientists don't understand; it's possible that cats are more likely to be indoors at this time, raising the chance of human exposure overall...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:05

Cats & Kittens : Safety
Top Signs that your Cat Might Have Been Poisoned
Cats are curious by nature. Because of their curious nature, it is easy for cats to ingest poisons that can cause them to become very ill. Without proper treatment, a cat could die from poisoning...
Jan 14, 2006, 15:51

Cats & Kittens : Safety
Flea Control – Ten Measures You Can Take to Prevent an Infestation
Preventing an infestation of fleas takes a lot less effort than trying to take care of an existing problem. However, because an adult flea can produce tens of thousands of new little fleas each and every month, it takes an all out effort just to keep these hopping, pesky critters under control.  It is almost impossible to completely eradicate the fleas...
Jan 14, 2006, 13:58

Cats & Kittens : Safety
Five Most Toxic Houseplants for Cats and What to Do When your Cat Eats One
There are many common household plants, both indoor and outdoor, that are poisonous to cats.  Several of these plants can cause your beloved cat to become quite ill, including vomiting, diarrhea, and convulsions.  In some cases, these plants can cause your pet to have complete respiratory failure, kidney failure, or other fatal illness.  For this reason, it is important to assist your cat immediately if it eats a toxic plant...
Jan 14, 2006, 13:51

Cats & Kittens : Safety
Collaring your Cat-How to Safely Keep Them On
Many owners never put an identification collar on their cat.  “Cats don’t like them,” they say.  “We don’t want to push the issue and get a bite or a scratch for our efforts.” Well, the dilemma with that is what happens if they get lost? You are probably thinking that your cat is an indoor pet and therefore doesn’t need an ID collar...
Jan 14, 2006, 13:24



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