Never flush your pets poop down the toilet!
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If you have a pet, it is customary for you to pick up after it because neither you nor anybody else wants to step in it.
It is entirely up to you how to get rid of it afterwards, however you might want to reconsider flushing it down the toilet.
Throwing your pet’s waste down the toilet can have major health consequences for many species, including humans, according to a veterinarian on TikTok known as @ben.the.vet.
“Did you know that you are not supposed to flush your dog or cat’s poo down the toilet?” he says in his social media post.
He then references an article published by the British water company Anglian Water – which strongly advises against flushing any type of animal waste.
The vet echoes the article, continuing: “This is because of the presence of toxocara, a worm parasite in animal faeces, which is tolerant to the high temperatures and harsh conditions found in the final stage of processing used water.
“The reason toxocara is a worry is because it’s zoonotic, we can pick it up and children are particularly susceptible.”
Through direct touch with an animal’s faeces, people can contract the severe disease toxoplasmosis.
According to the NHS, it is typically innocuous and goes away on its own, but health organisations caution that it can injure your eyes, brain, heart, or lungs “if you have a weakened immune system.”
Additionally, if you contract it while pregnant, it may result in a miscarriage or cause major injury to your unborn child.
Ben clarifies that rather than growing adult worms in our intestines like in some horror films, we may swallow animal poop eggs that may hatch and move about inside our bodies.
If toxocara is exposed to children, it “can reduce cognitive development and IQ,” which is another harmful disease.
Fortunately, these illnesses are uncommon, but Ben advises all pet owners to regularly deworm their animals and avoid putting their waste down the toilet in order to prevent it from happening.
The caption for his TikTok asks pet owners if they have ever done it – and some viewers have admitted to doing so.
One person writes: “Why is this not more advised? I’ve been doing it for a year or more. Since having one cat and then adding another and now a dog.”
“Done it a million times while my puppy was potty training,” confesses another.
“This needs to be more publicised I’m sure a lot of pet owners aren’t aware,” comments a third.
Someone else pens: “I have done with my puppy. I defo won’t be now. Thanks for the info. Needs to be more well known.”
“I’ve had dogs and cats my entire life, I’m actually traumatised about the number of people saying this is a regular routine,” says a fifth.
Therefore, you might want to reconsider if you are one of the pet owners that flushes their animal’s waste down the toilet.
Woman Has Very Detailed Strategy For Secretly Going To The Toilet At The Start Of A Relationship
Some things should be kept private!
A woman has revealed her extremely elaborate methods for secretly pooping at the home of a new lover.
Siena Filippi, a New Yorker, explained not one, not two, but three alternative strategies you might use if you want to keep your bathroom habits a secret.
The digital creator, who uses the handle @ssiiena on TikTok, shared her advice while on a trip to Italy, telling her followers: “I’m gonna teach you how to s**t at a boy’s house. This is for like the beginning of the relationship. If you’re my man, keep scrolling.”
She continues by saying that she has multiple strategies at her disposal and that she switches between them according on the circumstance.
First, Filippi offers what she refers to as the “body shower” tip, which as the name suggests calls for the use of a shower.
he explained: “It doesn’t even matter what you’re doing, whatever time of day. Just be like, ‘You know what? I feel a little sweaty, like I want a refresh. I’m going to body shower.’
“Crank that [shower] up. Now you have a sound cover and also a time cover for however long you need.”
Next, Filippi explained how to utilise the tip she refers to as the “hair dryer,” which is essentially the same as the way previously discussed but uses a hairdryer to reduce the amount of noise and time spent in the bathroom.
“Just be like, ‘I need to fix my hair really quick. It’s getting really frizzy,’” she explained.
Filippi also suggested the “hammock,” noting that it is useful for “speed machines” but that it is “certainly the grossest of all.”
Filippi carefully draped some toilet roll into the toilet, which I guess does sort of resemble a hammock, and said: “Just kind of give yourself a nice runway for minimal sound and splash back.”
She added: “Don’t forget the courtesy flush! If you flush immediately when going number two the smell won’t linger, then wipe, flush again!”
Users of TikTok were divided by Filippi’s in-depth solutions; some thanked her for her “service,” while others said she was attempting to tackle an issue that didn’t exist.
One person commented: “This is so smart omg thank you for your service.”
While another admitted to using ‘the hammock’ method ‘for years’.
But a third responded: “I have no shame, I go when I go.”
And someone else asked: “Wait…we are supposed to keep it a secret?!”
Pelvic Floor Expert Demonstrates How To Have ‘The Perfect Poo’
This is something we all need to know!
Many of us genuinely enjoy those few minutes each day, but did you know there is a method for getting “the perfect poo”?
Yes, using the lavatory should be as easy as putting your bottom on the toilet seat and going.
Actually, no, a pelvic floor specialist explains.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist by the name of George demonstrates how to have a “perfect poo” in a video that was posted to TikTok.
George demonstrated how to take the ideal crap while substituting a chair for the toilet seat and adding captions to the video to guide the audience.
To start with, the pelvic floor expert wrote: “Feet up on a squatty potty/bin/toilet paper.”
She then told viewers to ‘relax’ their belly while lengthening their pelvic floor.
Poop-goers are then urged to do some pelvic circles, and George advised those who felt they still needed to go or still needed to finish their business to commit to a stand-up-sit-down pattern.
The last piece of advice George offers is to “always respond”—that is, go to the toilet as soon as you feel the need to urinate.
Pretty basic, yes?
George is the person you should be contacting if you need any additional toilet advice.
She covered all you need to know about the number of wipes you should use on the toilet in another TikTok video.
The physiotherapist said: “When you are wiping more than two or three times, that is called faecal smearing.
“So it is essentially when too much faecal matter stays at the entrance of the anus even after you have finished your poo.”
Therefore, even after you finish, there is still too much poop near the entrance. That clear?
However, there is a technique that you can also use to minimise the amount of wiping necessary.
George explained: “A technique that you can use to reduce the number of times you wipe is by squeezing your pelvic floor in a waterfall formation.
“So start by squeezing the anus 20 percent, then 50 percent, 80 percent, and 100 percent, so that you have squeezed it four times at the end of your poo.”
She continued: “This can help close off the anus sphincter, which is the reason you are having little bits of stool hanging on the entrance – it is usually from weakness from that external sphincter.”
Remember this next time you are on the toilet, eh?
Woman Who Eats Toilet Paper Every Day Says It’s The Perfect Snack
cigarettes, booze, casinos, and chocolate. When one thinks of addiction, these are the first things that come to mind. However, one woman has been making headlines throughout the world for her relatively unknown obsession: chewing toilet paper.
The woman behind the headlines is Kinah Moore, who has acknowledged consuming up to two entire toilet rolls virtually every day. Occasionally eating up to four.
The woman explained how much paper she uses during her appearance on This Morning on Monday. She said: “I get my thousand sheets and sometimes I glance up and I’ll be two or three rolls in and that’s from eight in the morning until seven in the evening and I’m just chewing. It is quite addictive at times.
Kinah also revealed that she suffers from Pica, an eating problem that causes sufferers to consume things like plastic, paper, soap, and other non-nutritional items.
“It began when I was about eight years old. It started off with things like baking soda or like baking powder and then one day, I don’t know what possessed me to try toilet paper, but I tried toilet paper, and it was just my thing. I just knew it was my thing.
“There was something about the texture. You know like, the baking soda dissolved too fast, baking powder was too fizzy, and the toilet paper’s just like… it sticks. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. It just stuck with me.”
Kinah continued: “I believe it was a craving because I used to crave a bunch of different things. My great grandmother actually used to eat flour. So… I dunno. It was just a craving that I had and everything else dissolved too fast but the toilet paper was like, the cotton candy that doesn’t melt. It was like perfect.”
Kinah added that her sister and her mother both enjoy eating peculiar ‘foods(?)’ however she has it ‘worst’. She also claimed there have been no negative effects to her health and urged people to ‘try it’ reinforcing that ‘it does taste really good’. Hmmm.
While Kinah insists that her health is in good condition, This Morning’s Doctor Sara urged viewers not to feast on toilet paper saying that the condition which Kinah has, Pica, can be harmful and toxic.
Doctor Sara said: “In terms of toilet paper and paper, that’s known as xylophagia, and the problem with toilet paper is that it’s not easily digested by our bodies and can cause blockages in our digestive tracts, it can lead to stomach pains, blood in your stool, vomiting, constipation, and in severe cases it can even require surgical intervention.”
Despite Dr Sara’s pretty intense warning, the hosts then went back to Kinah saying that she looks like she is ‘glowing’.
In case you were still wondering: do not eat toilet paper.