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Archive for January, 2012

Cat Fleas, wingless, skin piercing, blood suckers…

The female flea lays her eggs on the host, which then hatches into larvae before becoming an adult flea.

Cat fleas can transmit parasites and infections to dogs, cats and even to people.  Bartonellamurine typhus, apedermatitis. tapeworm Dipylidium caninum transmitted when an immature flea is swallowed by pets or people.

It is so important to keep up a regular flea treatment for your pets and around the home.

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Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease. The parasite infects most warm blooded animals, even people, but it’s primary host is the family Cat. Animals are infected by eating infected meat, by eating the feces of an infected cats, or passed on by a mother cat to her fetus. Catsthrough contamination of hands,and contact with raw meat, especially pork are the main source of infection to people.

The infection usually  causes mild flu-like symptoms, but healthy adults genrlly do not show any symptoms. However people with a weakened immune system, such as AIDS patients or pregnant women, may become seriously ill, and it can occasionally be fatal. The parasite can cause encephalitis an inflammation of the brain and neurologic diseases, and can also affect the heart, liver, inner ear and eyes.

The most common way for a cat to become infected with toxoplasmosis is by eating  infected prey such as rodents & birds, it is also possible for a cat to become infected by eating raw meat.

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