Snow Leopard

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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Overly Hyped Cat Parasite

I like to bring this up from time to time- be it on person or on line - because those not in the know often scare cat owning humans with this particular parasite. This includes human physicians who often have little training or knowledge on zoonotic diseases. 

In any case, it is pretty difficult to actually acquire Toxoplasmosis from your cat. Even if you cat shed this every day, if you simply scoop your litter box once a day, you would NEVER get it (from your cat.) 

This blog explains in a little more detail the statistics and true concerns about this parasite. 

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