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How common is toxoplasmosis among the general population, and how often is it transmitted to humans by pet cats? Should I get tested for it if I've been around cats and occasionally have cleaned litterboxes? It seems pretty serious and widespread. Does anyone here have experience with toxoplasmosis infection? Thanks.

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/index.html
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>>2609776
look up "male feminist"
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>>2609776
That means faggot wants to troll on /an/
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>>2609108
It's not dangerous almost whatsoever to a normal healthy person and chances are you've probably already gotten it. If you get it you can't get it again. Retards up play toxo on this board too much. You don't even get treated when you get toxo. If you are the 25% or so that *hasn't* gotten it you'd only have to worry about it from an outdoor cat, not indoor cats.
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>>2610190
This is your brain on toxo
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If you've been abnormally suicidal or something it would be worth looking into.

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Why is he so tsundere?
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He knows that a little adversity is required for the strongest bromances.

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I miss my dog.
Last year on Easter I watched him get hit by a car and I had to carry his bloody broken body off the street while he was dying in my arms.
My dad had opened the fence and he ran out which he had never done before.
I still think about him everyday. My mom recently got a new Pit and he annoys the fuck out of me.
I like this dog but I still think of my other dog all the time. When does this feel go away?
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>>2609445
I don't wanna be the bearer of bad news, but it really doesn't. I didn't go through quite that dramatic, but it's still there.
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>>2609839
At the very least it will become more tolerable.
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>>2609445
It's going to stay forever but the pain dulls and changes. Get used to loss, every time you have a pet you'll likely see it die. It's kinda the rules. Take that and treat your next pet better, do the things you wish you did the last time.
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>>2609445
Gonna need better b8 m8
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>>2609445
Should've taken him to the vet.

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Post your doggos and pups.
these are Junior and Chia
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>>2610207
no
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>>2610209
WHY

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/an/
my dog is in my lap. She's about to go. And I can't stop crying.

She's very cold
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OP, remember she is happy to have spent her life under your care. You made her happy. You're a wonderful person who made a dog's life better. You shouldn't regret that.
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Goodspeed mang
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She passed away /an/ 10:10am, 15 years old
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>>2609963
Im sorry anon. I hope both of you had the most wonderful of times together.
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>>2610213
Yeah nothing else I can do. I didn't think I would see her pass. I was in the bathroom when she finally left earth

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i'm not sure if i only just noticed this board or if this board was just added

nevertheless

dumping
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She’s just so fat. Could she be pregnant?
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>>2610177
Would her pregnancy explain why she urinates all over herself constantly?
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>>2610165
The owner is a fucking retarded too, I've said it in my first post. The tool itself is dangerous though. I would never risk it with my pet. Mine walks calmly next to me too but I can't predict the future, if anything out of the ordinary happens (and chances are, it will, eventually) there won't be a way to quickly react to it without the possible risk at injury. Better safe than sorry.
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>>2610187
I agree with this. I wouldn't use one myself because I preferred to leash train my dog with a standard leash, and I like the shorter lead.
In my experience, most of the people who have these retractable leashes, are people who don't properly train their animals anyway.
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>>2610166
>>2610168
>>2610173
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>>2610179
Fuck off chihuahuanon

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It's coolest animal on the earth. Look at those glorious horns and strong bodies. How can other furry mammals even compete?
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>be rhino
>have wide diversity back in the good old days
>fastforward to present
>all but one species of rhino are endangered
>keep getting killed for their horns even though it's just keratin
feels bad, man
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>>2604125
in coolness,the tigers
in an actual fight,elephants
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>>2607972
we should honestly have the entire planet sue china
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>>2604154
>when people try to say being huge makes an animal slow
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>>2604154
I like my planet, im glad god put me here

are cats affectionate or are the memes true? thinking about getting one and I'm gonna need em to be loving desu. does it all depend on the cat?
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We had a cat back when I lived at home. This was like seven or eight years ago now that I think about it. Anyway the cat seemed to like me the most, even though I was only at home during weekends. It would even recognize my footsteps when I was coming home, which was pretty impressive. Like it would already be at the door waiting for me super psyched. Or maybe it was just my scent, I don't know

I just thought it was odd how it started hating going outside. I used to go out with it before I started being away during the weeks, and then over time when I tried taking it out it just didn't want to go at all, it would just latch onto me and look distressed. Always wondered what they did with it while I was away
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Mine sleeps with me, enjoys belng held, and will get in my lap when he feels like it. Though the rest of the time he likes to hide in dark spaces or demand to be outside in his little screened in play pen.
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>>2605694
Cats can show affection in a lot of ways. You have the regular purring rubbing their head against you but it can even be as simple as following you into your room and lying down across from you.

They're not constantly jumping up and down begging to be pet, but if you're a good owner and they like you they can be affectionate like any other animal.
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A lot of it also comes down to understanding cat behavior. For instance something simple as eye contact, they don't like staring others eye to eye so if you do that a lot you might seem intimidating
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>>2609972
>they don't like staring others eye to eye so if you do that a lot you might seem intimidating

So are they trying to intimidate me? It's not working.

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Hey /an/ My friend has been having a hard time figuring out what breed of dog they have would anyone be able to help them out?
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>>2610102
is it retarded?
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>>2610102
ugly as fuck is what it is

ITT: shiny, colorful, iridescent things.
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>>2607584
Yaaas queen!
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>>2608355
>SWOL
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>>2609514
Frog beetle.
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does anyone of you have knowledge of herpetofauna of the dominican republic? i need to determine what species i photographed
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>>2608412
so how to distinguish H. mabouia and H. haitanus?
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>>2608395
Wandering Albatross

Post the photograph dumbass
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>>2608991
i dont want to make them public here
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>>2609288
then kindly fuck off?
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>>2609300
rude

Hi guys. Today one of my rats passed away. I know it's because she was old but I still feel guilty for some reason, like maybe there was something I could do or like I could've spent more time with her. I know some of you are going to think I'm stupid because she's a rat but I can't stop crying. I raised her from a week old. Idk what to do
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how do you deal with grief like this? i can't stop feeling guilty
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>>2610045
idk why that's upside down but ok
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OP, you did what you could. Try to focus on the good side, all the things that you did do and the times you were there. Not to compare them to the times you didn't or weren't, but to realize every time you put an effort the rest was happier for it. It may get you crying even harder but in a good way. Remember that those times you were, despite what people say about you OP, not a fag. Take your time grieving, it's not like it has a fucking schedule, so don't push yourself to stop until you're done.
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I'm so sorry, OP. She looks like a cutie. And you're not stupid, rats have such big personalities and make great pets and bond with their owners; with their short lifespans it's no wonder why it hurts so bad when they're gone.

Listen to this guy: >>2610100

I know it's hard but try not to feel guilty, you raised her and cared for her and she had a good long life with you.

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I saw this kitten walking around the house but then the day after she was lying in front of the house she can't use her back side like she is completely paralyze from there and I don't think she feel any pain...she is walking using her front two leg and dragging her whole body...and I don't think anything is broken...
I already too her to the vet It was a govt. One that fker didn't even toucheaper the cat and told me she can't survive and her back side was probably crush by something...2 days later she is doing fine eating sleeping pis sing everything...
Any help would be appreciated...
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>>2609296
About 10 years ago I've found a young cat (think she was one year old) by the side of the road with the same problem. Vet said she had her hip bone and rear legs crushed, probably by a car, and managed to operate her and save her life. Now she walks normally, if not for the fact that she can't bend one of the legs. Try to take her to another vet if you can, I'm sure that if she's not in pain she could make it
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I had a cat like this. She still dragged herself along and was happy for a long time. She wasn't in any pain. The only concern was that she couldn't control her bowels either. We just kept her in little diapers. Take care of the cat, op. Maybe look up and try some exercises on the cats legs.
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>>2609296
take it to another vet to make sure nothing is broken then teach it to walk again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3nsk90DCzg
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>>2609847
Nigger sperging out, Expected.
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>>2610071
>europoor calling me a nigger
whiter than you, Muhammed

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I witnessed the murder of a mouse today
>in school
>class as normal
>suddenly a girl screams
>everybody turns their heads to see what's wrong
>teacher runs over to ask what's the problem
>girl shouts MOUSE ITS A MOUSE
>fucking mouse running around lost
>its a tiny forest mouse
>everybody freaks out
>I know they will try to harm her
>tell teacher we should catch it and release it to the forest which is RIGHT NEXT THE FUCKING SCHOOL
>another girl hears and shouts to kill her instead
>classmates join it ranting to kill it
>edgy kid trying to impress the girl tries throwing a book at her

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Once a bird flew into the bathroom at my school and it was hopping over the lights in the stalls. None of the especially rotten kids where there so I was able people to get out of the doorway and I told everyone to go to the stalls and scare the bird while I guided it out. This was actually a good story and the bird was not injured.
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Remember when a dog would somehow wander into school and everyone would lose their fucking minds?
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>>2608004
What the fuck.
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You all need to read “The Swan” by Roald Dahl.
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>>2610075
That shit came way outta left field, quite a departure from his classic works.
Even I in my most edgiest of phases I couldn't have thought up of such a fucked up tormentor scenario, props to that guy's memory.

My parents decided to put down our JRT yesterday. He was in full kidney failure for the last week and refused food and water. We kept him comfortable as long as we could, hoping for a peaceful and natural death, but when he started crying and howling constantly, and staring at walls, and trying to hide under furniture, we couldn’t do it anymore.

One of the hardest days of my life, and I couldn’t make myself go into the vet office. We buried him in one of his favorite places in the back yard.

He was almost 16, so he has been with us most of my life. It’s just too quiet around the house with him gone.
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Rip pupper.



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