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Cleaning pet box

The pregnancy tracker says to not clean out your cats litter box due to parasites in the feces. I'm curious as to whether this is true for both cats AND dogs. I have a new puppy and she still occasionally poops in the cage at night. If I'm extremely careful of not getting it on me and washing my hands and arms thoroughly afterwards....will I be OK from catching those parasites? I'm approximately 7wks pregnant and I want to make sure I keep my growing baby healthy.
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From what I've heard it's only cats that carry that parasite. But I would double check with your dr
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Puppies do not have parasites in their feces. It stinks but it is not harmful. Just was your hands and you will be okay.

Oh, the reason pregnant women are not supposed to clean up after cats, is because of the ammonia in the litter. Also, parasites, but mostly ammonia. If you have a cat, keep the litter box as far away as possible. (:
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