Having a Cat While Pregnant
Is it Safe to Have a Cat While You are Pregnant?
If you have a cat, but now you wonder if its safe to keep her if youre pregnant, you can relax. You do not have to give up your cat.
You can keep your cat, but if you are pregnant, you should make some precautions. One of the precautions you should make is to stop cleaning the litter box. You should not clean the litter box because many cats have toxoplasmosis, and you can catch it from your cat.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that cats can carry and pass along when they eliminate in the litter box or garden. The parasite that causes toxoplasmosis is very common.
How is Toxoplasmosis Transmitted?
Toxoplasmosis can be transmitted from a cat to a human via the cat's waste products. Toxoplasmosis can also come from eating or even just mishandling raw or undercooked meat.
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