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Cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief: Your feline’s litter box likely won’t put your family’s mental health at risk.
New British research challenges earlier beliefs that parasites in cat droppings might be linked to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues.
“The message for cat owners is clear: There is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children’s mental health,” said study author Dr. Francesca Solmi, of University College London Psychiatry.
Cats are carriers of an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). They may pass this infection on to humans through their feces. The researchers behind this study wanted to know if contact with cats during childhood raised risk for mental illness.
To find out, the researchers followed nearly 5,000 people born in the early 1990s until they were 18 years old. Specifically, the study looked at whether the participants’ mothers had a cat during pregnancy or if the participants grew up in a home with a cat.
(Source: Health Daily News, WebMD, February 21, 2017)
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Opie is no longer an ordinary house cat. Opie is a HERO.
A stray bullet entered the home of a York, PA family and, after bouncing off a couch, hit Opie. It may have hit the family’s son, instead.
The bullet skimmed Opie’s head and came out through his neck area, winding up across the room. The mother is convinced Opie saved her son’s life. Opie was taken to the animal hospital and was treated extensively for his wounds. He survived the ordeal, and is currently resting at home.
See this video for more on this amazing story. Of course, we all know, all cats are truly amazing.