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Chipshotz
06-25-2010, 04:37 PM
I've asked on medical forums so thought I try here also.

Thanks in advance for any help.
A good friend recently had a health scare and has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.
His brother feels that living with his cat will be dangerous for his health.
Does anyone here have a similar situation?


Jim

celtechfarms
06-25-2010, 07:53 PM
No way, by defintion heart failiur can be caused by stress, cats dont stress a person, in fact its medically proven petting an animal reduces stress. I would say keep the cat and mention it to the doctor and see what the doctor thinks, I bet they tell him the cat is of no harm.

Chipshotz
06-26-2010, 03:01 PM
No way, by defintion heart failiur can be caused by stress, cats dont stress a person, in fact its medically proven petting an animal reduces stress. I would say keep the cat and mention it to the doctor and see what the doctor thinks, I bet they tell him the cat is of no harm.

Thanks for the reply.
I think he's more worried about infections and such. I have a friend that's a veterinarian, she thinks after 12 years with the cat his immune system has adapted to any problem it would cause.