You can be pregnant and have cats

You can be pregnant and have cats

Interesting fact: Many kitties end up in the shelter or living on the streets every year because pregnant women say they can't have cats anymore. This is simply UNTRUE. The reason they think they can't have cats is because of the possibility of contracting Toxoplasmosis.

Cats are a natural host for this, but it can also be contracted from eating raw or undercooked meat, poorly washed vegetables or from simply working in the garden. A pregnant woman can definitely still keep her cats, for the toxoplasmosis is found in the cat feces, that's the reason it is found in gardening (Cats like to use flower beds as potties).

The pregnant woman should either have someone else in charge of cleaning the litter box or working in the garden, or she should wear gloves when foregoing these activities. Always cook meat thoroughly & wash vegetables thoroughly as well. So...remember...kitties should never be sent away because of a pregnancy! Wear gloves!!

Love and Laughter,

Dawn and the furkids

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  1. SEC

    No if you are pregnant what you get is not cats but kittens

    July 19, 2013
    1. featherdawn

      :big smile:

      July 20, 2013
      1. featherdawn

        Ugh,,I am trying to learn the emoticons, apparently I am missing the mark or it’s my iPad…

        July 20, 2013
        1. queerduck

          make it one word,, no spaces

          July 20, 2013
          1. featherdawn

            July 20, 2013
            1. featherdawn

              Woot!

              July 20, 2013
  2. damnpamn

    add a mask because you can breathe in the bacteria when you stir up the cat litter.

    July 19, 2013
    1. featherdawn

      Yes! I meant to put that in the blog post too…thanks! :-?

      July 20, 2013
  3. notathoughtgiven

    I’m really happy that you invited me to this blog You have such interesting things to say about cats here. That is true, cats in themselves are not the sole way of contracting it. Getting rid of the cat and not thinking past that is silly because like you said there are more ways to be infected. Sensible precautions are often the best way to deal with it instead of extreme reactions.

    July 20, 2013
    1. featherdawn

      Smiles…. Thank you for the feedback! In the city I live in and the surrounding county area pet drop off and abandon is so very prevalent it’s heartbreaking. I wish I had a bigger yard!

      July 20, 2013
  4. queerduck

    out where my folks live, farm country, my mom feeds and shelters many feral cats, she lets them use an old barn on the property.

    July 20, 2013