Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unfounded Fears

One of MY personal "pet peeves" is that many times, human physicians will tell their patients untrue things regarding the risk pets pose to their family's health. This is because (and I love human physicians) veterinarians are the best trained health professionals when it comes to zoonotic diseases. 

The top one has to do with pregnant women and cats regarding the parasite Toxoplasmosis. Yes, this CAN be a serious issue if a pregnant woman contracts this parasite during fetal development. However, it is more likely to be contracted from gardening or handling raw meat.  

This small and very non scientific article highlights these facts.

For real info on Toxoplasmosis, go to the Companion Animal Parasite Council Website.

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