Top
20
Doctor insights on: Pet Dog Cat

Share
1

1
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?

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

2

2
My cat killed mouse in garage could I get hantavirus from petting cat or mouse in the garage?

My cat killed mouse in garage could I get hantavirus from petting cat or mouse in the garage?

Yes: A man asks about the risk of transmission of Hanta Virus from petting a mouse/cat. There is a belief that people may be able to get infected with the virus if they touch something that has been contaminated with rodent urine, droppings or saliva and then touches their nose or mouth. So it is prudent not to touch rodents and if you pet your cat make sure you wash your hands soon. ...Read more

3

3
I am allergic to cats after petting it I applied carmax to my lips. Maybe that's why, what to do?

I am allergic to cats after petting it I applied carmax to my lips. Maybe that's 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

4

4
Can I get my anything from petting a strayed cat she rubbed her teeth on me not cut no scratch or anything?

Can I get my anything from petting a strayed cat she rubbed her teeth on me not cut no scratch or anything?

No: No you can't get anything. Feral cats do carry a risk not unlike any other wild animal. Since you did not get an open cut you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
I'm still virgin before. Can I getting pregnant? My bf do the heavy petting with me without underware..

I'm still virgin before. Can I getting pregnant? My bf do the heavy petting with me without underware..

Not wanting a baby?: First, how does the underwear come off? That is the first line of defense against pregnancy. Keeping the underwear on, and then a pair of Levi's button-fly jeans with really tight buttonholes... that usually works. Once the jeans and underwear come off, one has to rely on condoms, birth control pills, IUD's, etc... Condoms are sold everywhere, so keep some handy if one cannot keep those Levi's on. ...Read more

14

14
When is it safe to have petting and sex (with condom) after a medical abortion?

When is it safe to have petting and sex (with condom) after a medical abortion?

After confirmation: It is recommended that you see your doctor in 1 to 2 weeks after your abortion you ensure that the procedure has been completed and you are no longer pregnant. Until you go to that appointment and confirm this, I would avoid intercourse, especially if you are still having bleeding, which would mean that your cervix is still open and susceptible to infection. ...Read more

16

16
If my dogs are in contact with poison oak, can I get it by petting them?

If my dogs are in contact with poison oak, can I get it by petting them?

Yes: The oils form the plant which produce the rash and symptoms can be on the dog's hair and skin and can definitely be transferred to your skin by petting or smuggling with the pet. If they have been in poison anything, a bath is needed! ...Read more

18

18
Docs, wanted to know if I can get worms by petting my dog and then rubbing my eyes?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get worms by petting my dog and then rubbing my eyes?

Worms: Most unlikely unless the dogs worms are on your fingers and your fingers find your oral cavity (mouth). ...Read more

19

19
What if you had heavy petting with a person with the hep a virus will you get the infection?

What if you had heavy petting with a person with the hep a virus will you get the infection?

Probably not: But that may depend upon your definition of "heavy petting". If this involved oral contact with areas of the body which may be fecally contaminated, the answer is yes. This disease is usually gotten from fecally contaminated water, or foods. ...Read more

20

20
I had a petting with my boyfriend on 20.12. Had 2 regular periods, neg test and ta u.Sound this week. Nothing shows. I couldn't be pregnant?

I had a petting with my boyfriend on 20.12. Had 2 regular periods, neg test and ta u.Sound this week. Nothing shows. I couldn't be pregnant?

Making Babies: Petting does not cause pregnancy. I am sure you know this. Why, given that you have not had intercourse, would you even worry about pregnancy for a minute?
To get pregnant one needs sperm and an egg deep inside of the pelvis. But, you do not need a physician to teach you the basics on how babies are made. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook