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Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 7:54pm On Aug 27, 2017
It's, a popular saying in Nigeria that a Cat's Spit can cause permanent Blindness or acidic injury to the skin. How true is this?
Has there been anything to prove or disprove this statement.

I really need some clarification on this. A stray cat jus gave birth to newborns in my compound. I don't know how to approach the situation.
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Hope I don't get blinding spit too.

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by dingbang(m): 7:56pm On Aug 27, 2017
Its saliva please
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 7:58pm On Aug 27, 2017
dingbang:
Its saliva please

Spit definition, to eject saliva from the mouth;

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by Sleekydee(m): 8:07pm On Aug 27, 2017
superemmy:
It's, a popular saying in Nigeria that a Cat's Spit can cause permanent Blindness or acidic injury to the skin. How true is this?
Has there been anything to prove or disprove this statement.

I really need some clarification on this. A stray cat jus gave birth to newborns in my compound. I don't know how to approach the situation.
.
Hope I don't get blinding spit too.

op be a witness, goan find out and let us kno ur finding.

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by decatalyst(m): 8:15pm On Aug 27, 2017
superemmy:
It's, a popular saying in Nigeria that a Cat's Spit can cause permanent Blindness or acidic injury to the skin. How true is this?
Has there been anything to prove or disprove this statement.

I really need some clarification on this. A stray cat jus gave birth to newborns in my compound. I don't know how to approach the situation.
.
Hope I don't get blinding spit too.

It rarely affect both eyes.

If your immune system is OK and you eat healthy, with enough vegetables, your right eyes can't be affected.

However, if you are the type that eat garri or Eba, fufu and rice on a regular basis, it is advisable you wear a net when you want to approach the cat that just gave birth cuz her saliva is very potent at this stage.


Lest I forget, walking stick price has really gone up since the turn of the year...so you may want to reconsider if your diet is not that good, else you will lose both eyes. grin

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by ibkayee(f): 8:16pm On Aug 27, 2017
If they infect you with a bacteria called Bartonella via their saliva and you leave it too long without treatment, not all cats will have it but it's probably best to avoid that kind of contact in case you come across one that does

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 8:50pm On Aug 27, 2017
ibkayee:
If they infect you with a bacteria called Bartonella via their saliva and you leave it too long without treatment, not all cats will have it but it's probably best to avoid that kind of contact in case you come across one that does

Maybe is probably best I leave them and mind my business or I kill them because I have not slept for 3 days now with the constant meow meow...

God its exhausting. I'm a light sleeper undecided

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 8:52pm On Aug 27, 2017
Sleekydee:


op be a witness, goan find out and let us kno ur finding.

After you my Oga, after you

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by ibkayee(f): 8:54pm On Aug 27, 2017
superemmy:


Maybe is probably best I leave them and mind my business or I kill them because I have not slept for 3 days now with the constant meow meow...

God its exhausting. I'm a light sleeper undecided
Lool don't kill them smh cheesy

Any places that sell them as pets you can give them to? I don't know much about pets tbh

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 8:58pm On Aug 27, 2017
ibkayee:

Lool don't kill them smh cheesy

Any places that sell them as pets you can give them to? I don't know much about pets tbh

Infact there was one of them that cried like a human baby yesternight. If no be say I man enough small one kine fear wan catch me. I haven't approached them yet that's why I wantrd to know if they're so dangerous, they could attack me with spit or something.

Anyways I'll try capture and sell off

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by ibkayee(f): 9:00pm On Aug 27, 2017
superemmy:


Infact there was one of them that cried like a human baby yesternight. If no be say I man enough small one kine fear wan catch me. I haven't approached them yet that's why I wantrd to know if they're so dangerous, they could attack me with spit or something.

Anyways I'll try capture and sell off
Lmao!

Keep us posted on what happens, good luck smiley

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by superemmy(m): 9:04pm On Aug 27, 2017
ibkayee:

Lmao!

Keep us posted on what happens, good luck smiley
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Yeah I will, thanks. I'm gonna need it.

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by boobooslim(f): 9:54am On Aug 29, 2017
Hi I need a kitten if you're selling please.
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by theoldpretender(m): 8:01am On Jul 05, 2018
superemmy:
It's, a popular saying in Nigeria that a Cat's Spit can cause permanent Blindness or acidic injury to the skin. How true is this?
Has there been anything to prove or disprove this statement.

I really need some clarification on this. A stray cat jus gave birth to newborns in my compound. I don't know how to approach the situation.
.
Hope I don't get blinding spit too.

A cat's spit cannot cause blindness...

HOWEVER

Cats carry a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii that cause several complications in the human body especially if cat secretions get ingested with food and water....and this can include blindness, among other things.

If you come in contact with a cat or cat droppings, do do wash your hands thoroughly. If you eat cat or any member of the cat family(eg lion), do cook the meat thoroughly before eating.

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by sotall(m): 8:02am On Jul 05, 2018
Which kain English be this for frontpage??

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by adewumiopeyemi(m): 8:03am On Jul 05, 2018
I normally hear this when I was a kid then u will here people keep telling you ma su mo ologbo.. o ma tuto se.... lol. In yoruba... mehn na so fear go grip me.. I don't believe this sha.. grin grin

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by inoki247: 8:03am On Jul 05, 2018
oga mind ur business.. minding ur own business will du u alot of good but u can try nd see if u will geh blind..

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by DonFreshmoney(m): 8:04am On Jul 05, 2018
Why u dey fear common pussycat? U no be man again? Approach them like man that you are, and be brave. Las las, u go become blind, which u not gonna be the first blind person in naija

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by HeWrites(m): 8:04am On Jul 05, 2018
superemmy:


Infact there was one of them that cried like a human baby yesternight. If no be say I man enough small one kine fear wan catch me. I haven't approached them yet that's why I wantrd to know if they're so dangerous, they could attack me with spit or something.

Anyways I'll try capture and sell off

That's, how, they do crime especially the baby cat (kitten)
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by stubbornman(m): 8:04am On Jul 05, 2018
Catch them and sell off bro..... Don't forget to send me card!!

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by adewumiopeyemi(m): 8:05am On Jul 05, 2018
Near am let see what will happen... undecided
superemmy:
It's, a popular saying in Nigeria that a Cat's Spit can cause permanent Blindness or acidic injury to the skin. How true is this?
Has there been anything to prove or disprove this statement.

I really need some clarification on this. A stray cat jus gave birth to newborns in my compound. I don't know how to approach the situation.
.
Hope I don't get blinding spit too.
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by wunmi590(m): 8:06am On Jul 05, 2018
Yes
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by kels4fun(m): 8:06am On Jul 05, 2018
No allow the mum hear say u wan sell them ohh...you wont sell them again


Just stand close to them and tell someone how you're going to sell them all tomorrow.be sure to be pointing at them.

Thank me later
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by awwfar: 8:06am On Jul 05, 2018
superemmy:


Infact there was one of them that cried like a human baby yesternight. If no be say I man enough small one kine fear wan catch me. I haven't approached them yet that's why I wantrd to know if they're so dangerous, they could attack me with spit or something.

Anyways I'll try capture and sell off
na so den dey cry, one of d main reason I despise them with passion.. was in a similar situation years back.. Iuckily I found the owner who came to pack them away, don't kill them find someone to get them away or adopt them lol

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by stubbornman(m): 8:08am On Jul 05, 2018
boobooslim:
Hi I need a kitten if you're selling please.
You already got a kitten between your legs...take care of that first!!!

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by SAMBARRY: 8:08am On Jul 05, 2018
cheesy
Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by laborious(m): 8:09am On Jul 05, 2018
I own cats, just try to privide shelter on top of kittens and food also, but dont touch them even in. The absence of the mother cause the mother will relocate them , after some weeks you can take the kittens ,cats are good pets, and cat dont just spit anyhoe, there normal saliva is quite diffrent from the venom they spit when or provoked or want to defend thenselfs,dont apprear aggresive and they will be calm..

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by kyella(f): 8:11am On Jul 05, 2018
the only thing to be scared of for now is d mothers claws... in my family we cared for cats at two separate occasions.. and I tell u. once u get close to Dem u would be hooked..

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Re: Is It True That A Cat's Saliva Can Cause Permanent Blindness? by kyella(f): 8:13am On Jul 05, 2018
laborious:
I own cats, just try to privide shelter on top of kittens and food also, but dont touch them even in. The absence of the mother cause the mother will relocate them , after some weeks you can take the kittens ,cats are good pets, and cat dont just spit anyhoe, there normal saliva is quite diffrent from the venom they spit when or provoked or want to defend thenselfs,dont apprear aggresive and they will be calm..
ur pet is beautiful.. she look just like ours.. kim

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