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I have a cat and was told to stay away from the litter while pregnant (5 weeks). What are the risks & how strict is this? Should I stay awy from cat?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Kitty litter

Bettter for someone else to hange the kitty litter regardless.

In brief: Kitty litter

Bettter for someone else to hange the kitty litter regardless.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The number one cause of toxoplasmosis infections in the United States is undercooked meat.
...Not indoor cats. Cats that can transmit toxoplasomsis are outdoor cats.

In brief: Depends

The number one cause of toxoplasmosis infections in the United States is undercooked meat.
...Not indoor cats. Cats that can transmit toxoplasomsis are outdoor cats.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Infection exposure

Simply stated, stay away from the cat litter for sure.
Moreover, it's about prevention and infection control.

In brief: Infection exposure

Simply stated, stay away from the cat litter for sure.
Moreover, it's about prevention and infection control.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Agree. The concern is for a disease in cat poop called toxoplasmosis. Just have someone else change out the litter or use gloves. You can still play with your cat.
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