Monday August 20, 2018 12:00 AM There have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contracting a disease from dogs. Written by By Nicole Villalpando For a long time, we've known that cats (specifically, their feces) can carry toxoplasmosis. That can infect pregnant women and their fetus and could affect the eyes or the brain of the baby. Pregnant women are told to have someone else in the house deal with the kitty litter; pregnant women everywhere are happy to heed this advice.But what about dogs, birds and farm animals? Would the same caution about pregnant women avoiding feces be true?Recently, there have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contacting a disease from dogs - specifically pregnant dogs or newborn puppies. You see, pregnant dogs, or dogs in heat, can carry a disease called brucellosis. They also can pass it onto their puppies through the birth canal. Humans tend to get it by handling newborn puppies or helping in the delivery of the … [Read more...] about Could dogs be dangerous to pregnant women and unborn babies?
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For a long time, we’ve known that cats (specifically their poop) can carry toxoplasmosis, which can infect pregnant women and their fetus. It could affect the eyes or the brain of the baby. We’ve been telling pregnant women to have someone else in the house deal with the kitty litter. Pregnant women everywhere were happy to heed this advice.What about dogs, birds and farm animals? Would the same caution about pregnant women avoiding feces be true? Pregnant dogs and puppies can be carriers of a disease that could cause miscarriages in women or preterm labor. Nicole Villalpando Recently, there have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contacting a disease from dogs — specifically pregnant dogs or newborn puppies. You see, mama dogs, or wannabe mama dogs in heat, can carry a disease called brucellosis. They also can pass it onto their puppies through the birth canal. Humans tend to get it by handling newborn puppies or helping in the delivery of the puppies. … [Read more...] about Can dogs make pregnant women sick like cats can?
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By Claire Dietz, correspondent When Randy McCray’s daughter lost their longtime family cat several months ago, the family decided to bring another kitten into their home. What they didn’t expect is that their standard dachshund, Stitch, would take this kitten on as her own. McCray, from Iowa City, first went to a local horse farm whose cat had recently had kittens. They found a kitten who was no more than five or six weeks old, who they were worried about accidentally getting stepped on by one of the many horses around the farm. So, they brought the kitten, who they named Kitty, to their house. “We brought the kitten home and I introduced it to the dog,” McCray said. “I thought (Stitch) was either going to try and chase it, or she didn’t care, one or the other. (Stitch) took one look at it, and literally curled up in a ball around it and within an hour was nursing her. She was bathing it, washing its face, washing its little butt, she was … [Read more...] about Dog becomes mom to tiny kitten nursing it as if it’s her own
Driving the Day FIRST IN PLAYBOOK … STEVE HART SPEAKS -- the lobbyist who is married to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s former landlord: “Williams & Jensen has always been committed to delivering exceptional client service with the highest ethical standards of professional conduct, so I take this matter very seriously and I regret that recent news reports could have created even a mere appearance that could call into question that forty year commitment. “As I have stated previously, the condominium is not owned by Williams & Jensen, its partners, or any other employees of the firm, and any suggestion that Administrator Pruitt’s short-term rental of one of its bedrooms in 2017 resulted in undue influence for the firm or its clients with business before the EPA is simply false. I am confident in these facts, and certain that all fair and impartial assessments of the matter will conclude accordingly. Finally, I apologize to my wife, Vicki, whose … [Read more...] about Playbook scoop: Lobbyist married to Pruitt’s ex-landlord speaks out as EPA administrator’s troubles deepen