Someone brought up eating grass.

---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> Uncooked pork also can have hookworms....how did we get onto this lovely
> worm topic?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:24 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> 
> They can get tapes from rodents & certain insects, too. They are not the
> same tapes as they get from fleas, just as the tapes we get from pork are
> not the same.
> 
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   
> 
> --- On Wed, 7/13/11, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:15 PM
> 
> From hunting, cats definitely get roundworm; from fleas, definitely tapeworm
> - I've seen their little white segments undulating until they dry up and
> look like kernels of rice....
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:19 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> 
> There are different kinds of tapeworms. They can get them from fleas,
> rodents, roaches, etc.
> Beth
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   
> 
> --- On Wed, 7/13/11, Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote:
> 
> From: Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:23 AM
> 
> It is a great honor for the cat to bring you their "kill"...I've always
> praised the cat then disposed of the item (sometimes this frustrates the
> cat, so you have to decide if it's best to give it back so you don't have a
> cat going nuts looking for the mouse he just brought you).  My mom's cat
> Lucky is the best hunter I've ever seen: possum, rats, birds, etc.   Hard on
> wildlife though.  Now he's "retired" and living indoors at my house.  He's
> gotten a little fat, but otherwise seems fine with his new status.
> I have to believe that the cat's body can deal pretty effectively with the
> results to hunting, for the most part.  I know the world is different today
> with the introduction by mankind of poisons to the environment.  Hopefully
> we can help keep our cats healthy, even if we can't 100% control their
> behavior.
> ~B.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:01 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> 
> Unfortunately, every time they kill wildlife and eat at least part of them,
> they can become exposed to parasites, mainly roundworm......which means
> using poisons to get rid of them....
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:07 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cats eating grass, insects, etc.
> 
> Copper and Thomas like to go to the garage to hunt---farm, lizards, snakes
> etc come in and need to be removed from the genetic pool---cats have
> occupied the house for too long for them to have an excuse for coming in.  I
> usually leave the door to the garage open so the boys can come and go.  They
> love to bring me their trophies and will even bring them into our
> bedroom....more often alive than dead.  I tell them how proud I am of them
> and their hunting skills--and I really am.  Then I take their trophies out
> to show all the world how great they are.  Cats...........aren't they
> great?????
> On Jul 12, 2011, at 7:57 PM, Georgetta Brickey wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > I usually just lurk on this list, but had to share a short story from 
> > the recent past.
> >
> > We have a set of security screen doors on our front door and tend to 
> > leave the interior solid door open for cooling breezes, sometimes all 
> > night in warm weather.  There is a tiny 1/4 in. gap at the bottom of 
> > the screen doors.  One morning I walked out and found a
> > lizard tail (just the tail) on the rug just inside the front door.   
> > Apparently a lizard came exploring under the door and one of our  
> > family felines got into some midnight mischief.   Hope the rest of  
> > the lizard got back outside, but it was a bit of a shock to pick up 
> > the "string" then realize it was a 6-7 inch lizard tail first thing in 
> > the a.m.  A real wake up experience!
> >
> > Georgetta in Ventura, CA                         
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