If you have had your cat for a while.. then I wouldnt worry about it. If your cat has the toxo thingie.. then you have already been exposed to it. I just wouldnt recommend adding a new cat to the house.
I have had my cat for 6 years, but my watched my neighbors cats while they were gone for three days. Do you think that one is anything to worry about?
I have 2 cats and my doctor tested me before pregnancy and I already had taxoplosmosa I was shocked, so the doctor told me I am now immuned to it and not to worry at all. So chances are you're already immuned to it.
I would not worry either. I have a lot of cats and the doctor told me I actually had a bigger chance of getting toxoplasmosis from gardening than from the cats. If they do get it, they only have it for a couple of weeks before it is out of their system, and your kitty being indoor will make his chances of having it almost none.
Thanks so much! You have all made me fell much better!
Sorry typo...Feel much better!
I have 4 cats and have been worried about this same thing. I just went and had a toxo test today. Though I did finally convince DH to take over the box, I have been doing it for the past several weeks while I have been pregnant.
It does make you worry doesn't it? My doctor said that it is very unlikely to have it. I am anxious to get my blood tests back. Just took my test today too.
i have not had it, so i make sure that my kitties don't sleep on my pillow. i know the risk of transmission that way would be low, but i don't want to risk anything. plus, with a baby coming, i felt it is a good idea to train them to sleep at the foot of the bed instead of right next to me. so far, they have no objections. i make a nice little blanket nest for them, and i have also put cozy cat beds on the floor in my bedroom. my cats are kinda jumpy, so i don't think they'd get too snuggly with an infant, but i want to prepare them none the less.