Asked in Cat Health
Will a cat get sick from eating it's own feces?
This is not a usual cat behavior. If it is eating its own feces, there is probably something wrong. Where dogs do this out of curiosity, cats tend to do it out of malnutrition. This could mean their food needs to be replaced with something better, they have parasites, or it could be the sign of a condition called pica. It is best to take the cat to a veterinarian, and see what is going on. ...
Asked in Immune System
How can feces make you sick?
Exposure to feces can make you sick because feces is a good growing medium for germs. Germs that can grow in feces can cause a number of diseases. If your cat has toxoplasmosis, and you handle their feces, you can get toxoplasmosis too. ...
Asked in Health, Cats (Felines)
What are some health issues regarding breathing cat urine and feces?
breathing difficulty and respiratory diseases.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health, Animal Parasites
Can a cat get worms from eating cat poop if the cat doesn't have worms?
Yes it is possible if the other cat is infested with certain types of parasites. Why not take samples of both of the cats feces into your Veterinarian to be checked for parasites? ...
Asked in Health, Science, Cat Maintenance
Is cleaning a house that is covered in cat feces dangerous for a human?
Yes. Where there is cat feces, there is also cat urine, and urine decomposes into ammonia, which is a poisonous gas. In addition, cat feces contains bacteria, and in a house full of cat feces, the feces become aerosolized, which increases the chance of the bacteria to be inhaled. The decomposition of cat feces releases sulfur-containing gases, some of which might be changed to sulfuric acid when dissolved in water (as they would be in the lungs). ...
Asked in Dog Health, Dog Behavior
Can a dog eating cat feces get sick and start vomiting?
Yes, it does have a high bacterial count. It can also cause other health problems, like the spread of parasites. It would be almost a sure bet to spread tapeworms if the cat happened to be infected. You should do everything possible to keep your animals from eating feces from any source. ...
Asked in Dog Health, Cat Health, Dog Behavior
Why do cats and dogs eat grass?
Why Are My Dogs or Cats Eating Grass? So your beloved dog or cat is clearly acting like a cow and you are totally confused to why you just witnessed your dog or cat eating grass. Thinking to yourself, you begin to wonder.. Is he hungry? Bored? or Sick? Rest assured that you're not alone in your concern, especially if your dog or cat is eating grass and being sick. On occasions, I have witnessed dogs that seem to lick READ FULL ANSWER...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Christina Matern written?
Christina Matern has written: 'Acupuncture for dogs and cats' -- subject(s): Atlases, Dog Diseases, Therapy, Cat Diseases, Acupuncture Therapy, Veterinary, Alternative treatment, Diseases, Cats, Veterinary acupuncture, Dogs ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Is it true that you can get a certain type of brain disease from cat feces?
Yes, toxoplasmosis, which can be transmitted by careless handling of cat feces, can affect the brain. ...
Asked in Dog Health, Dog Behavior, Veterinary Medicine
What are the intestinal risks to your dog of eating cat poop?
Bacterial infection and parisites are the two most common risks. Dogs under certain circumstances eat feces for various reasons. In-of-itself, it isn't harmful but the bacteria and parisites that could be in the feces could pose a problem. The most signifcant risk though is the cat litter itself. The clumping cat litter can contain perfumes and deoderizers and chemical agents that can make a dog sick and, given a large enough quantity of cat litter, pose a bowel obstruction risk. ...