Skip to comments.The disease which is turning British cats into living robots
Posted on 04/19/2012 12:00:56 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert
Cats are being struck down by a mystery disease that turns them into 'living robots'.
Their legs become rigid, giving them an odd, stiff gait, their personality changes and their tail stiffens and sticks out.
There is no known treatment or cure. The symptoms become progressively worse and the animals are put down when their suffering becomes too much.
The condition has baffled vets, as tests for numerous viruses have come back negative. Their best guess is that the pets caught the disease while out hunting.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
More info and pictures of a stricken "robot kitty" at link.
Eek. I love my cats. I would be desolate if this happened to any of mine. Fortunately, none of them hunt.
Oh, man! That pic is disturbing. lol
It’s likely a parasite.
Parasites are known to change the personality and behavioral changes.
Some poster here once posted the thought that Toxoplasmosis could be responsible for left-wing idiocy...
I kind of liked that idea.
As you may well know, toxoplasmosis is spread through cat feces and when rats or mice catch it, it makes them seek out cats as they find the smell of cat urine very attractive. This results in them getting killed and eaten by the cat which then picks up the disease and spreads it forever after via its feces.
Millions of people are infected with this pathogen and we do not know the effect, since the pathogen changes the brain activity of mice and rats to become irrational, perhaps it could have an irrational influence on human behavior...
It would be interesting for someone to do a psychological profile on people carrying taxoplasmosis.
IIRC, there was a fast-acting variant in the UK that some humans got.
Cats are evil and should be exterminated from human society.
This would explain why men hate cats.
Monty Python - ‘Confuse a Cat’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvhdWBBuBpA
Is this what happened to Romney?
Hmmm. I'm a man. I have two catz that I love.
Men who don’t like cats should be exterminated from society. I would love that..
Not all men hate cats just the ones who are not nice.
Mad Cat disease?
Poor things...I hope they find a cure before it becomes too widespread.....
Rage Virus in the making?
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