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Are petting zoos dangerous to kids?

Are petting zoos dangerous to kids?

Not necessarily-wash: Hand washing is paramount after handling animals in public places, according to guidelines on animal handling from the national association of state public health veterinarians (naphv). The association has recommendations on how to prevent the spread of disease from live animals to humans in public settings. The most crucial step in avoiding zoonotic disease is washing one's hands often! ...Read more

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How quick would you show if your allergic to a cat after petting it ?

How quick would you show if your allergic to a cat after petting it 
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Reactions vary: Reactions can occur almost immediately especially if you touch your eyes. Sometimes a reaction can occur that is more delayed even after 6-8 hours and could result in more prolonged symptoms such as nasal congestion or wheezing. The the best way to tell if you are allergic to cats is to see an allergist and be tested. ...Read more

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Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...Read more

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Masturbation have any relation to petting ?

Masturbation have any relation to petting ?

Yes: Petting is touching someone else in ways that you can touch yourself, through clothing or not, to climax or not. It might be time for you to talk with a grownup you can trust and who isn't nuts -- perhaps a parent, it depends -- or an older same-sex friend. Especially before you think about marrying, you need to be well-informed sexually. Good luck, be safe, and enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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We have stray kittens outside found them eating a squirrel if the squirrel had rabies can the kittens pass it to us by petting them?

We have stray kittens outside found them eating a squirrel if the squirrel had rabies can the kittens pass it to us by petting them?

No: Small mammals such as squirrels, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rabbits, and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to cause rabies among humans in the United States according to the cdc. Please check to see your kitten was vaccinated against rabies, and keep your vaccinations current. ...Read more

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I am allergic to cats after petting it i applied carmax to my lips. Maybe thats why, what to do?

I am allergic to cats after petting it i applied carmax to my lips. Maybe thats why, what to do?

See Allergist: If you are concerned about cat allergy see an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. Treatments include non-sedating antihistamines, daily steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from heavy petting no penetration?

NO: If there is no semen on the hands then heavy petting with no penetration will not lead to pregnancy. However, digital penetration of the vagina with semen on the fingers could lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from heavy petting and any other activity besides sex of any kind?

Can you get pregnant from heavy petting and any other activity besides sex of any kind?

How to get Pregnant?: I hope this question is not a joke. But, at 23 it is a bit of a unique question and makes me think you need some time to learn the basics of your body and what having periods mean and how to prevent pregnancy. To get pregnant a female has to ovulate and be fertile and to have exposure to fresh semen inside of the vagina. ...Read more