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'Cat ladies' more likely to commit suicide, scientists claim
Telegraph UK ^

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:06:53 AM PDT by Perdogg

Women who own cats are more likely to have mental health problems and commit suicide because they can be infected by a common parasite that can be caught from cat litter, a study has found.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catfoodwhentheydie; depression; schizophrenia; vikingkitties

1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:06:55 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Cats are evil.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:10:42 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Perdogg

This explains two of my exes.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by YourAdHere (racist (noun): An individual who is found to be winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: MrChips

4 posted on 07/03/2012 6:17:22 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Perdogg

Icanhascheezburger suddenly takes on a sinister dimension.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 6:19:15 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Perdogg

Also, cat-hoarders often have other problems which have triggered the cat-hoarding in the first place ... like my neighbor whose (4th) husband is dying of cancer, while her 19-year-old son has a felony record and won’t move out (he does the yardwork, at least), and her daughter’s “man” has taken off, leaving her with two young children and pregnant, “Mom, I need you to babysit!”

If that was me, I’d have 38 catz, too. Or worse ... maybe 38 snakes.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 6:20:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: Perdogg

I guess they didn’t ask we veterinarians. We could have told them this unequivocally.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 6:21:35 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Perdogg
First of all the study is based in Denmark where there is a higher proportion of suicides than in countries south of the Danes. Two, women who manage to keep more than one cat or become a “cat lady”, (some of whom have up to 10 or more) are by nature unstable to begin with so I am not sure the problem is in the cat liter rather the source of the problem is in the liter in their minds to begin with...
8 posted on 07/03/2012 6:22:50 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Perdogg

Another reason to hate cats (as if more were needed).


9 posted on 07/03/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: Perdogg

Perhaps its not the cat parasites, but the after effects of all the venereal diseases they picked up while riding the carousel in the glory days of their 20s.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 6:33:03 AM PDT by ImpeachRoberts
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To: Netz

Since when is compassion, a love for Gods creatures “unstable”?

I s’pose PETA would be an example, but then that’s beyond this discussion.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 6:33:46 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“Compassion” becomes “unstable” when it leads to bad outcomes for those it is supposed to help. Loving animals is good, but keeping so many that you can’t properly care for them or yourself is “unstable.”


12 posted on 07/03/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: Perdogg

Bookmark


13 posted on 07/03/2012 6:41:54 AM PDT by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Evil Kitties?

NAH

evil kitty

14 posted on 07/03/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Perdogg

What about men who own cats?? Do they become more suicidal??


15 posted on 07/03/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Perdogg
When will they come out with?

"New and Improved~ Suicide Free ~ Kitty Litter"
/sarc

16 posted on 07/03/2012 6:55:42 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: KosmicKitty

I think suicide rates are higher amongst homosexuals anyway.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Perdogg
it seems to me that a major reason someone might become a cat lady is that they already have mental health issues. I have a relative who falls in this category to some extent.

But I agree that there appears to be good evidence for toxoplasmosis causing problems in humans.

18 posted on 07/03/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Perdogg

"I didn't write that.. honest."

19 posted on 07/03/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: krb

Rush Limbaugh owns a cat, is he gay? I don’t have one, but I don’t hate them.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 7:35:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Is there a treatment for toxplamosis?


21 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: MrChips

The only cats I think I would ever own would be “barn cats” in a rural or semi-rural setting that you feed once a day to supplement their diet and are semi tame.

And always Wash your hands after petting the cats.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 8:18:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Netz
...I am not sure the problem is in the cat liter...

Maybe the source of the problem is metric cats.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GraceG

That describes the scenario at my house perfectly. I also have them spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
PING


25 posted on 07/03/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

LOL BTTT


26 posted on 07/03/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by PfromHoGro (RINOs give Rhino a bad name, & Oil = Recycled Solar Power)
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To: Cronos
thank you for ordering the crazy cat lady starter kit /*
27 posted on 07/03/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

...cat pints?


28 posted on 07/04/2012 12:51:45 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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