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We have a cat and are wondering the things that we need to look out for now that we are pregnant. My cat sleeps above my head as of right now?
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Cat Litter
The concern for having a cat in pregnancy is a parasite they carry called toxoplasmosis.
This is enhaled by a mom from dried feces in soil or litter. Most house cats have never killed or eaten a mouse or rat so are at very low risk. I recommend letting someone else empty the litter and wearing a mask and gloves if gardening where cats may go. Usually not necc to get rid of the cat.

In brief: Cat Litter
The concern for having a cat in pregnancy is a parasite they carry called toxoplasmosis.
This is enhaled by a mom from dried feces in soil or litter. Most house cats have never killed or eaten a mouse or rat so are at very low risk. I recommend letting someone else empty the litter and wearing a mask and gloves if gardening where cats may go. Usually not necc to get rid of the cat.
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