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Is it safe to change the cat's litter box when I'm pregnant

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06/18/14

The recommendation is that pregnant women avoid changing the cat's litter box to avoid the risk of toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be found in cat poop or outdoor soil where cats have been. Contracting toxoplasmosis in the early stages of pregnancy can result in flu like symptoms or sometimes no symptoms at all, and can result in serious birth defects like eye and brain damage.

HOWEVER, if your cat is strictly an indoor cat, you change the litter box every day (it takes more than 24 hours for the litter to become infectious),

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