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Help advice needed NOW! Cat poo 18 wks pg!

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sunnyside Fri 19-May-06 12:49:19

Just walked in and cat has shit on bed!!!!! Never ever happened before and she's 5 years old. Anyway what's the danger with cat poo and pregnancy... I'm obviously desparate to get rid of it but not sure if I need some kind of nuclear protection!

Help me please!

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 19-May-06 12:50:31

Just wear gloves and wash your hands afterwards.

Its unlikely to have anything nasty in it anyway.

MerlinsBeard Fri 19-May-06 12:51:21

there is a risk of toxoplasmosis so if u need to shift it, put rubber gloves and make sure u wash your hands thouroughlly afterwards.

Recommended that someone else clean cat litter trays (i think)

sunnyside Fri 19-May-06 12:55:33

Thankyou so much!!! I had one of those dizzy preggers moments when thought world might cave in if I just cleaned it up!!!

jellyjelly Fri 19-May-06 15:16:52

other should change cat box if you have one.

sunnyside Sat 20-May-06 12:04:09

I got rid of it with the aid of thick rubber gloves! I'd mistakenly locked the cat in the house so she couldn't make the usual dash out the cat flap!

Thanks for help everyone

wads Sat 20-May-06 22:45:00

well you've obviously cleaned it up by now (!) but have been told by midwife that having been or being a cat owner means you are highly likely to be immune for toxoplasmosis (I am - cat owner & immune. It's always tested 1st trimester here in Portugal)However I do have a friend who's a vet who is not immune - she did carry on practising with no problems throughout both pg's

oops Sun 21-May-06 15:13:26

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