I'm tied for second!!!
Thanks once again for the points Lee! Even if Glitch won too
Just kidding of course. This comp is SO fun, I love it! I didnt think I was going to make it to yesterday's Kwery in time today, so I was surprised to still have a shot at it!
I was shocked to find out that cats could get acne. Who would think it under all that fur? And I was surprised to learn they get it from their food! It kind of gives a little credence to the chocolate theory causing pimples when you eat it. I personally have never suffered from acne, but growing up, my best friend did. She would try a lot of things just to get rid of it. My husband had problems with blemishes growing up also and now has the scars to prove it. One of my daughter's friends has acne and her doctor put her on an antibiotic and hormone pills which cleared it right up. The advances in medicine are great!
I dont think the fact that cats (or dogs) get some of the same diseases or ailments as us makes them seem any more human like, I mean we test our medicines and such on monkeys, rats and other animals becuase they can react in similar fashion to us, so it doesnt surprise me that we are all alike in some ways.
In yesterday's KatKwery I talked about how my dog has arthritis. The vet gave him a steriod shot. When I got home and read the receipt from the vet I seen that the steroid is the same exact thing my son takes in pill form. It is interesting how some medicines that we take as humans, animals take also, but then there are others that animals cant take without it having toxic effects. Kind of makes you wonder...
I know a lot of sicknesses or disorders are particular to specific species. Feline leukemia for example is only susceptible to cats, even though humans also get leukemia, they are two different things. Not related at all.
Fleas live on animals, lice live on people. People get colds and cats get colds, but not the same colds; they can not transfer them back and forth to one another. Cold viruses are species-specific. Just as feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV, (commonly referred to as feline AIDS) is caused by the same family of viruses that triggers AIDS in humans and has a lot of the same devastating impacts, also the disease is transmitted from cat to cat by blood and saliva but the disease can NOT be transmitted to humans.
Ok, so while most infectious diseases are species specific, there are a few that can be caught from one another - called Zoonotic Disease (is that the secret word?
) Toxoplasmosis is one of the most heard of infections caused by cats, especially during pregnancy, transferred through the feces or litter box changes. Ringworm is a fungal infection that is highly contagious. Cat-scratch disease and Salmonellosis are two bacterial infections. Notice none of those infections are viral, because most viral infections are specific, however an exception to this is rabies which is a viral infection transfered by bite of course. We all know that rabies can is transfered freely between animals in wildlife, specifically bats and raccoons. West Nile Virus is another commonly known virus known to infect multiple species from the bite of a mosquito. Can you tell I minored in biology in college?
I never heard of chin acne before, so I've never taken any precautions against it. But I have to admit, that I unknowingly have taken some of the steps to prevent it, like washing the dishes regularly and using metal (stainless steel) dishes in lieu of plastic. I just might have to read more up on it now