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Can my pets transmit infections that might be harmful to me and the baby during pregnancy?
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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Toxoplasmosis, most commonly acquired from cat litter boxes is the most common/concerning.
You should let other members of your household handle this job throughout your pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Toxoplasmosis, most commonly acquired from cat litter boxes is the most common/concerning.
You should let other members of your household handle this job throughout your pregnancy.
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
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Dr. Jonathan Song
Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Complicated question.
Avoid raw fish/poorly cooked meat during pregnancy. Cats crave/eat raw meat when not supervised as oppose to dogs. Toxoplasmosis among other bacteria can be found in raw meat/animals. Although harmless in healthy adults, it can cause great harm to the baby. These bacteria can be passed through the cat's droppings. Therefore, don't change the liter box when pregnant.

In brief: Yes
Complicated question.
Avoid raw fish/poorly cooked meat during pregnancy. Cats crave/eat raw meat when not supervised as oppose to dogs. Toxoplasmosis among other bacteria can be found in raw meat/animals. Although harmless in healthy adults, it can cause great harm to the baby. These bacteria can be passed through the cat's droppings. Therefore, don't change the liter box when pregnant.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Dr. Jonathan Song
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