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Is it safe to have cats in the house during a pregnancy?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Yes, but extra careful not to get bitten or scratched, and make sure the cat is up to date on vaccination.

In brief: Usually

Yes, but extra careful not to get bitten or scratched, and make sure the cat is up to date on vaccination.
Dr. David Sherer
Dr. David Sherer
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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
also be sure to have someone else clean the litter box!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Boys change the liter box, not the girls. Can you say, Toxoplasmosis. Get pregnant then lose your child because you don't get to term.
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

You should avoid handling cat litter and was your hands thoroughly after playing with the cats but it is safe to have cats around throughout pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

You should avoid handling cat litter and was your hands thoroughly after playing with the cats but it is safe to have cats around throughout pregnancy.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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