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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Cat has worms

Hi,

I'm a bit concerned as my partner and i are trying for a baby and my period is late, i have a cat and have just discovered she has worms which will be treated immediately, can this harm me or my baby if I'm already pregnant?

Thank you for any advice,
Kellie

Dear Kellie,

Cat worms should not pose a danger. The risk of cats during pregnancy is that cats can carry the disease toxoplasmosis, which is dangerous to unborn babies. Toxoplasmosis is found in cat litter, so pregnant women should not handle cat litter or handle it only with protection (gloves).

Sincerely,
Amy

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