Tagged: toxoplasmosis gondii

Toxoplasma gondii cyst in mouse brain.

How do I know if my cat has toxoplasmosis?

You might not know that your cat has toxoplasmosis because the most common signs are the signs of other illnesses such as lethargy and loss of appetite. However, “feline intestinal toxoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic”....

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Can cats be vaccinated for toxoplasmosis?

No, at the moment, cats cannot be vaccinated for toxoplasmosis. There is a fairly recent study published online on the Science Direct website which provides some insights into the possibilities of a vaccination against...

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Can cats be tested for toxoplasmosis?

Cats can be tested for toxoplasmosis. Serologic tests including ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) will show if a cat has been exposed to the disease. A positive test in a healthy cat signifies that the...

Cats and pregnant women

Can I cuddle my cat when pregnant?

Yes, you can cuddle your cat when pregnant. However, it is useful to have a basic knowledge of toxoplasmosis. Some precautions can be taken. This parasitic protozoan can result in abortions, stillbirths and unexplained perinatal deaths.

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