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28w and kittens Help

OK so... I have never worried before. I got 2 kittens that are 5 weeks and there's all this scare bout Toxoplasmosis. I am the only one here besides my 6yr old. I emptied the litter box today and washed it out.

Question is do I need to worry? People talking has me that way. I dont want to give up our kitties especially just getting them.

Please help!!!!!
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Toxoplasmosis is only a worry for cats that eat mice or are outdoor cats. My aunt is a vet and has two kids and two cats. She said indoor and vaccinated cats are fine and youd literally have to touch their poop n lick your hand to get it. Vax your new pets and just wear gloves if it makes u feel better.
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Thank you..   you actually helped ease me :)
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I'm 21 weeks and have 2 cats and my husbands on deployment and I hsve no family near so I'm in the same boat. My midwife told me to wear gloves snd wash with wsrm soapy water sfter and you should be fine.
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With kittens you're probably going to be alright with precautions. But honestly, my 6 year old cleans the cat box and I don't see why yours can't.
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I agree with Mrs__ ^^ , my 6 year old does the litter box duty also, so you can teach yours . An you shouldn't be changing it at all during pregnancy it's also breathing it in that can harm you
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Just   wear a mask or bandana so you dont breathe it in also helps with the smell and wash hands dont touch face
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I was told to sprinkle baking soda over the litter, :)or there's organic litters that use mulch or wood chips instead I read a study that the litter is actually a toxin in itself and it can harm you and the animals so I'm switching over to a mulch based litter it's only $2 more and it doesn't smell as bad
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You can't breath it in its only by skin contact.
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