Cats and Pregnant Women: steps to Stay Safe

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cats are beneficial for the pregnant women who have a cat with her, but there are steps to stay safe with her feline to enjoy and have fun

Cats and Pregnant Women:how to Stay Safe?

Pregnant women can be around theirs cats. But there are a few precautions to Stay Safe:

Pregnant women should clean their cat’s litter box thoroughly, and avoid contact with cat feces. This is because cat feces can carry a parasite called toxoplasmosis, which can harm your growing fetus. therefore it is best to ask the partner or someone else to pick up, clean and change the cat’s litter, during pregnancy to avoid any risk

thus reinforcing the cleaning of our house, and the grooming of our cat, despite the fact that these are things, that are part of our daily life, to make life joyful with these living beings

how can pregnant women’s cat get toxoplasmosis?

In the case of cats that are able to capture prey, the parasite is released from cysts in the digestive tract and is then transmitted through the feces. and rarely showing signs of clinical disease. when cats that eat only what their owners present to them they are far from being affected and subsequently the pregnant woman is safe from any problem

What is Toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite T. gondii. It is widespread, with more than 60 million Americans considered infected. It can affect almost any warm-blooded animal. Although it rarely causes symptoms in adults, pregnant women are particularly at risk. This means that prevention with some precautions is sufficient to avoid contamination.

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