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Trauma from cat: Witnessing a traumatic event can sometimes lead to a more serious problem such as post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) manifested by nightmares, increase startle response, angry outburst, recurring flasback of the event provoked by some that mimic the renactment of the trauma. There is now new mecication treatment for ptsd. If not treated it can lead to other anxiety conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cat has started laying with me constantly over the past few months. She didn't used to do this. Could I be sick? I know cats can sense changes.
Ok, so this is a weird question, but one of my friends said you can get high off of cat nip and that they have done it before. I don't know if this is?
Don't do that: Cats, even when well, carry many diseases. Pregnant women must not empty a cat litter box because of the risks of exposure to toxoplasmosis. A cat bite can be quite dangerous due to the bacteria cats carry in their mouths. Eating from the same plate as a cat is not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way my cat can see a vet without leaving our house? Being in cars really stresses her out.
Call your vet: This site is for human medical care. Not sure how to advise. Google for home service vet care. ...Read more
This answer is for : cats in general. Diseases that can be spread by cats to humans (directly or indirectly) include: Bacteria - Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae) & Salmonellosis. Intestinal parasites - (roundworms & hookworms). Protozoa -Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii), Giardiasis & Cryptosporidiosis. Virus – Rabies. Fungus – Ringworm. ...Read more
Possible infection.: If a cat scratches you, it can introduce bacterial infection into the skin causing an impetigo or even a cellulitis. If there is redness, pain, swelling or frank pus at the site of the scratch, especially if it is worsening or spreading, seek medical assistance immediately. You will need at a minimum oral antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
A cat scratch: If your cat is healthy, you cannot get sick from a scratch, especially if the cat is a house cat, and never gets exposed to other animals that can transmit disease. ...Read more