Cats, as well as people, can suffer from various diseases, but not all of them are dangerous to humans. Most cat diseases are safe for their owners. But there are also diseases that are transmitted from the cat to its owner during petting and kissing on the nose.
Among the most commonly disseminated infections of cats are tapeworms. Cats can get infected by raw meat or fish, especially if it is freshwater fish. Flies, which cats like to catch, can also bring eggs of worms to the cat. Flies, which cats like to catch, can also bring eggs to worms to the cat.
Very often, domestic cats who eat only dry food become infected with worms from their owners’ shoes or clothes, as on the street worm eggs can be everywhere.
You can easily understand that your cat has worms if she sits on its hind legs and rubs her butt into the floor. The cat can also infect you if you cuddle and kiss her, as most cats lick every part of their body. Thus, the eggs of the tapeworms are sprayed all over the fur.
Cats can also carry skin lichen, which is easily recognizable as their fur falls on round spots. In humans, the effect is almost the same but instead the hair is affected. Very often, kids can get infected by playing in the sand in gardens where an infected cat may have passed.
One of the most dangerous diseases that a cat carries is toxoplasmosis. The symptoms of toxoplasmosis resemble those of a cold. It is very serious if a pregnant woman is infected with toxoplasmosis, as this can affect the unborn baby.
Cats in most cases get infected with raw meat and fish, so always cook or bake the meat before giving it to your pet.
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is still poorly studied, but it is thought that the cat is infected by killing rodents or birds. Then, if a person is accidentally scratched by this cat, he may also be infected. Over 90 percent of people have no symptoms, only their lymph nodes can enlarge.
About 10 percent of people suffer from this disease, develop conjunctivitis, partial loss of vision, and diseases of the bone system. If you scratched by a cat, immediately brush the damaged skin with iodine.