You and Your Pet
Your pet has often been the child you have had before you had human children and need to continue to be a part of your family. If you have a dog, regular walks are a great opportunity for you to keep moving.
Issues to be aware of with your pet:
- If you are a cat owner, you should avoid cleaning the kitty litter. If it is unavoidable, you can deal with kitty litter while wearing a filtered mask (available at most pharmacies and home depot) and disposable gloves to avoid exposure to toxoplasmosis. Without restrictions or precautions, you can hug, enjoy and sleep with your cat.
- If you have birds and fish, good hand washing before and after handling their food or cleaning their environment insures safe pregnancy exposure.