I have a grumpy 11year old Springer/Lab and a 8 month old Kitten who i love dearly. The dog is just old and gets sick of the Cat climbing all over him but has never snapped in his life. I wouldn't 100% trust any animal around a new born but it would NEVER warrant me getting rid of them. Simple minded people, really pi$$ me off. grrrrr
Aparently there are no recorded cases of cats killing babies in medical literature or post mortem reports ,kids bought up around cat dander are less likely to get alergies too ,F@@k knows where it comes from, the witches familir thing?
Im keeping mrs fattington despite what my mum says, shes my best friend( saddo cat ladyhee)
I think it probably came somewhere from cats sleeping on the chests/faces of sick people. Cats purr at a frequency that they use for healing themselves and others. So, people walked in on cats sitting on dead people and purring, and they assumed the cat had suffocated the dead person, when in reality, they were trying to help.
Yea cats on the counter dont even phase me, I always wash down my counters before cooking, eating on them. However, I could leave a steak on my counter and my cats wont touch it.. As for the milk "theroy" most cats given the option between milk and water, will take water over milk once their out of the kitten, young adult stange.
Even if my LO doesnt bound well with the cat, I still dont think id get rid of the cat. As long as my cat is not HARMING low physically. A little scratch here and there is going to happen regardless, as it happens to us, but u need to know ur limit and when its to bad to keep the cat..
having said that, my parents had a cat that would attack me any time I walked down the hall, regardless of what i was doing.. That cat went buh bye, but we also found out later that she was ill, and did need to put down.
In 1999, (i'll have to see if i can find the article), a family had a cat and a newborn. The mom went in to the babys room the next morning after noticing that he hadn't woken in awhile, and the cat was laying beside the babies head. However, the baby wasn't breathing. She called 911, ect. The first news article states that the cat did it, however, after doing an autospy they had confirmed that the cat did not die from suffocation, and that they would have to put the death claim as SIDS. its the one of the few, if only article of a cat/baby accident i can find.
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