would it be ok if i put something over my face and cover my hand with gloves whilst i am cleaning out the litter tray so i dont inhale or get any on my hands

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Andrea - posted on 05/07/2009

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That's what I did when I cleaned the litter box when I was pregnant. I didn't change it often, my boyfriend took car of it usually, but if needed, I would hold a thick towel over my nose and mouth and wear gloves. (Like the yellow ones you can get at any store)

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Mel - posted on 05/07/2009

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im sure it will be fine if you do where a mask and wear clothes i wouldnt worry. i had never heard of this and im sure alot of other mums have done it while pregnant :) if someone else can do ti would be great if not then fine

Cindi - posted on 05/07/2009

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As long as you wear a mask and use gloves you should be ok..but if you tell your significant other that you CANT clean it..they won't know the difference! haha..plus for me cleaning out the litter box is a chore..whats 10 months of not doing it.

Katie - posted on 05/07/2009

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I cleaned the litterbox all through my pregnancy i didn't know untill later on that i shouldnt..
I didnt have any complications with toxima

Carly - posted on 05/07/2009

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Both my vet and my doctor told me you would actually have to eat the litter to cause any problems. I still used gloves and covered my mouth and wash really well.

Cheryl - posted on 05/07/2009

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I agree try to get someone elso to do it, if you have to try the covering the face and hands, but also outside or a well ventolated area. or just toss and put new! or i think they have little boxes that you just roll over and then have to dump a tray or the expensive automatic ones.

good luck
I know it is not worth the risk but if no one does it then you are still living with the amonia everywhere in your house. still not a great situation

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Try to get someone else to do it if you can, but if not, a mask and gloves are the next best thing. For the record, toxoplasmosis is only a problem for cats that live and hunt outdoors. And even if your cat has toxo, if you've had him for more than a few months, then you're likely already immune and there is no risk. When I was pregnant, I had my titers for toxo drawn, and found I was already immune (a large percentage of people are). Of course, even though I knew I was safe, I still made my husband clean the litter box most days!

Nikky - posted on 05/07/2009

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If you absolutely have to clean it then that would be the safest way to go but I wouldnt chance doing it often if you can help it.

Shandy - posted on 05/07/2009

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I wouldn't! Is there someone else that could do it? I dont think its worth the risk, if someone would do it for you.

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