Unused cat litter does not have any effect on pregnancy, but a certain parasite found in feline feces in soiled cat litter presents a danger to pregnant women, notes WebMD. This parasite causes toxoplasmosis, a common infection found in people, birds and animals. This infection can cause brain damage or vision loss in a developing baby still in the womb.Know More
WebMD advises pregnant women to avoid any areas or objects that might be infected with the parasite. Pregnant women are warned against changing a cat's litter box or digging in soil since it might contain infected cat feces. Additionally, pregnant women should avoid any area where a cat might have walked or defecated and should not eat food that has touched surfaces where a cat might have walked.
According to WebMD, chances are low that a pregnant woman will get infected and then pass toxoplasmosis on to her child. Also, if a woman has already had toxoplasmosis, she is probably immune to the infection. If she is immune, she cannot get the infection again and cannot pass the infection on to her child. A blood test can confirm the presence of toxoplasmosis, and an antibiotic is prescribed to treat the infection.Learn more about Cats
To groom a cat, brush it, put several inches of water in a bathtub, put the cat in the tub, pour water over the cat, shampoo and rinse and dry the cat. This 30-minute process requires a bathtub, a bath mat, water, a pitcher, cat shampoo and towels.Full Answer >
A cat's age can be determined by examining it for signs of sexual maturity and by looking at its teeth, coat and eyes. The presence of baby teeth and the amount of staining on the teeth are clues to age. Several behaviors and physical characteristics are indicative of sexual maturity, which occurs at approximately five months. Fur and eye changes can be used as general indicators of approximate age.Full Answer >
Although pityriasis rosea is normally harmless, there is a danger that pregnant women with the illness could have a miscarriage or a premature delivery. Experts have not determined what causes pityriasis rosea, but since it is not caused by a bacteria or a fungus or an allergic reaction, it may be a virus, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
The pregnancy time for a cat lasts for an average of 69 days with anywhere between 63 and 69 days being normal. Some cats like Siamese cats, may have longer gestation periods of up to 71 days.Full Answer >