Changing the Cat Litter When Pregnant

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There’s a lot to take into consideration when you’re pregnant. There are definitely some things you shouldn’t eat, and you have to be careful how you exercise, but you also have to be careful when it comes to changing your cat’s litter.

Cat waste can carry a parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis. It can produce flu-like symptoms in humans, but it can be very dangerous for an unborn baby. If you first get it when you’re pregnant, it has the possibility of causing serious birth defects.

It’s really best to have someone else scoop the litter, but if you must do it yourself, scoop every day. It takes 24 hours for toxoplasmosis to become infectious.

To learn more about how you should switch up your pet’s care routine when you’re pregnant, click here, or schedule an appointment with your vet Fort Collins, CO.

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