Frequent question: Can you be around cats when your pregnant?

Yes, you can keep your cat. You may have heard that cat feces can carry the infection toxoplasmosis.

Can cats cause miscarriage?

Cats can carry Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that causes birth defects, miscarriages and death in people with weakened immune systems. The animals usually contract the disease by eating contaminated raw meat and small prey.

Is it safe to cuddle my cat while pregnant?

Absolutely! Petting your cat will not result in becoming infected. As a matter of fact, while Toxoplasmosis is a danger to an unborn baby, the chances of actually being infected are very low.

How do cats act around you when your pregnant?

Your blood volume and circulation increase during pregnancy, which can make your body temperature rise slightly. Your cat might notice you’re running hotter than usual (and they may even like it because cats tend to seek out warm, cozy spots).

Can I be in the same room as cat litter while pregnant?

You can change the litter box safely while you’re pregnant, but it’s better to have someone else do this chore if possible. The concern here is toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be transmitted through cat poop (such as in kitty litter or outdoor soil where cats have defecated).

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Why do cats lay on pregnant bellies?

Since the temperature of your body may be slightly higher during pregnancy, your cat may like to snuggle up with you more when you’re expecting. Your cat may rub against you, sit on your pregnant belly, or even lie down beside you and put their paw on your belly.

How early can a cat sense pregnancy?

But the answer to how soon cats can sense pregnancy might be as early as three or four weeks. That said, we’d still recommend taking a home pregnancy test once your period is late!

Do all cat owners have toxoplasmosis?

All mammals including humans are considered intermediate hosts and can become infected, but cannot shed the eggs of the parasite and infect others. It is considered that greater than 40% of humans and 30% of cats have been exposed to Toxoplasmosis and would have a positive antibody test.