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:

  1. 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.
  2. If you have birds and fish, good hand washing before and after handling their food or cleaning their environment insures safe pregnancy exposure.