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Zammo Maguire
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Ha ! we're off to the pub for dinner shortly :lol:

 

Having taken advantage of the (UK) freedom to take our dogs into eateries with us over the last week rather than leave them unattended in the car (if you can find anywhere in the shade in a car park, which is very scarce) they just lie under the table, nobody worries about them being there, more often just ask about them !

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I have no wish to be eating lunch in a pub with the possiblity of dogs straining at the leash as I tuck into a steak.

 

Animals belong outside. Some people even have dogs running around their kitchens Yuk !

I have my dog in the kitchen because she shadows me everywhere and thst is where she has her dinner. I also have my cats in the kitchen, they eat there too. Never a problem and no dysentery!

 

 

Thing is, Toxoplasmosis can be difficult to diagnose, and asymptomatic, initially. I'm sure you worm your animals regularly but there is an inherent risk of transmission between species and humans, especially kids who are slack when it comes to hand-washing. It can cause blindness in kids.

 

I refuse to eat anything at my sisters because her cats run riot over her worktops, even while she's preparing food she's stroking them and doesn't wash her hands! And guess where their litter-tray is? I've seen them use it and jump straight up on the counters.

 

Like a lot of pet-owners, she's oblivious to the potential risks and can't understand where I'm coming-from (''They're my children you know!").

 

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis

 

Half the world's population carry it. The link is very informative though like my sis, I'd expect most anthropomorphic pet owners would prefer not to know. Certain areas of research have linked toxoplasmosis with OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia and even suicidal behaviour in humans. As it does with rats whistling.gif , the parasites remove a rat's whistling.gif fear of the cat and even adds an attractive odour in the host cats pee to make the rat's whistling.gif actively seek out the source! It is biologically pre-disposed to being eaten and thus taking the parasite to the next stage of its continuing evolution. Around 350,000 cases a year in the UK.

 

 

Does anyone know someone on the IOM who has caught Toxoplasmosis from their animals or even heard of anyone doing so ?

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I have no wish to be eating lunch in a pub with the possiblity of dogs straining at the leash as I tuck into a steak.

 

Animals belong outside. Some people even have dogs running around their kitchens Yuk !

I have my dog in the kitchen because she shadows me everywhere and thst is where she has her dinner. I also have my cats in the kitchen, they eat there too. Never a problem and no dysentery!

 

Thing is, Toxoplasmosis can be difficult to diagnose, and asymptomatic, initially. I'm sure you worm your animals regularly but there is an inherent risk of transmission between species and humans, especially kids who are slack when it comes to hand-washing. It can cause blindness in kids.

 

I refuse to eat anything at my sisters because her cats run riot over her worktops, even while she's preparing food she's stroking them and doesn't wash her hands! And guess where their litter-tray is? I've seen them use it and jump straight up on the counters.

 

Like a lot of pet-owners, she's oblivious to the potential risks and can't understand where I'm coming-from (''They're my children you know!").

 

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis

 

Half the world's population carry it. The link is very informative though like my sis, I'd expect most anthropomorphic pet owners would prefer not to know. Certain areas of research have linked toxoplasmosis with OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia and even suicidal behaviour in humans. As it does with rats whistling.gif , the parasites remove a rat's whistling.gif fear of the cat and even adds an attractive odour in the host cats pee to make the rat's whistling.gif actively seek out the source! It is biologically pre-disposed to being eaten and thus taking the parasite to the next stage of its continuing evolution. Around 350,000 cases a year in the UK.

 

Does anyone know someone on the IOM who has caught Toxoplasmosis from their animals or even heard of anyone doing so ?

 

Given that studies have shown around 30% of americans have Toxoplasmosis, and not just ones who own cats, I'd say it's reasonable to assume there's many here.

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Does anyone know someone on the IOM who has caught Toxoplasmosis from their animals or even heard of anyone doing so ?

 

 

You can't get the cancer statistics let alone toxoplasmosis.

 

Also, I'd hazard a guess and say that Toxoplasmosis is the last thing on a GP's mind if you present with a certain set of symptoms. It is also very often asymptomatic, if you bothered to read the link.

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Does anyone know someone on the IOM who has caught Toxoplasmosis from their animals or even heard of anyone doing so ?

 

 

You can't get the cancer statistics let alone toxoplasmosis.

 

Also, I'd hazard a guess and say that Toxoplasmosis is the last thing on a GP's mind if you present with a certain set of symptoms. It is also very often asymptomatic, if you bothered to read the link.

 

 

I read the link all right, i just found your post to be scare mongering bollox. Similar thing to Cryptospiriosis, lots of people mention it on the isle of man but know one knows anyone who has caught it.

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