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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 15:25 PM   1
daisukem
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Cat litter in bed room :<


Hi all again. Just in case anyone missed my other thread. My partner is 6 weeks pregnant.. And we have a cat sleeping with us every night in our bed.
We also have cat's food and litter in our room as well.

My concern is that I read somewhere that cat's litter should not be touched by pregnant women. Our cat usually uses the litter over night then tidies it up then come back on our bed.. which makes me think that it is not very hygienically clean for my partner..

Should I move the litter somewhere else until the baby is born?

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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 15:29 PM   2
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Personally I would move the litter, even though the chances of her contracting anything from the cat jumping on the bed after using the box are very slim. If the baby is staying in your bedroom after he/she is born it is best to move the litter now rather than later anyways, you don't want your cat to associate the new baby with an upheaval of his/her routine.



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 16:05 PM   3
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I remember asking Vickie this.

My cat's litter is not in the bedroom but i still don't feel comfortable touching it while pregnant.

She told me that i need to be careful,use gloves and wash my hands after it very good...



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 16:09 PM   4
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Yep, always a good idea to keep your wife from touching the litter if at all possible. Cat litter (and raw meats and gardening even) can lead to toxoplasmosis which won't harm your wife but would harm the developing baby if your wife were to contract it while pregnant.



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 16:27 PM   5
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i clean my kitten litter all the time without gloves, have been told as long as i wash my hands afterwards its completely fine, and my kitten sleeps with me. I spoke to both my midwife and vet about this and they said it was fine. That it was just one of the many things they warn pregnant women about. Aslong as shes not touching the cats tray and then touching her mouth and forgetting to wash her hands with anti bacterial handwash, which is all common sense. then i really wouldn't worry. x



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 17:16 PM   6
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Throughout my pregnancies I've had the joy of cleaning the cat litter. If I don't do it, no one else will. Needless to say, I wash my hands well after and haven't had any issues.

Yet, I do know that they do warn against pregnant women cleaning cat litter so don't just go by my experiences. If your other half is willing, than let them take the job over.



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 18:16 PM   7
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Once again thank you everyone. I don't think I will let my partenr touch the cat litter.. I'm usually the one that cleans it anyway I was just concerned about the cat sleeping with us after she finishes her toilet.



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