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Christine
January 26th 04, 07:16 PM
Hello, I'm Christine from Pa. I have a cat
( Lucy ) and I'm also 6 monhts pregnant, I've heard the danger in
cleaning litter boxes and pregnancy...does anyone know anthing about
this?

She has never been outside, BUT she has been around my moms cats who ARE
in and outdoor cats....
But Lucy never even caught a mouse...

My main question is this: they say handleing raw meat is REALLY bad
during pregnancy too....BUT with common sense you wash your hands.....
is that the same deal with cats...like if you change the litter box then
wash you hands its ok?
because i've scooped the box 2 or 3 times WITH gloves on then washed my
hands with antibacterial soap...do you think that is ok?
My husband is doing it ow to avoid any problems....

I am an animal lover...I have a pet grooming shop and groom pets for a
living ....;-)))
so getting rid of my cat is OUT of the question...but i know a NON
animal lover will make it seem WAY worse that it really is....

any in-put?

Thanks in advance......

Chrstine....( all snowed in..)

kaeli
January 26th 04, 09:45 PM
In article >,
enlightened us with...
>>
> My main question is this: they say handleing raw meat is REALLY bad
> during pregnancy too....BUT with common sense you wash your hands.....
> is that the same deal with cats...like if you change the litter box then
> wash you hands its ok?
> because i've scooped the box 2 or 3 times WITH gloves on then washed my
> hands with antibacterial soap...do you think that is ok?
> My husband is doing it ow to avoid any problems....
>

You're doing the right thing.
FWIU, simply cleaning the box daily with gloves on, then following up
with an antibacterial soap is sufficient.
http://web.vet.cornell.edu/Public/FHC/toxo.html

I am not an expert, however, so if the hubby is willing to scoop the
box, that is the safest thing to do.
You might also try one of those automatic litter boxes.

Asking this is alt.med.veterinary might yield more experienced answers.

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kaeli
January 26th 04, 09:45 PM
In article >,
enlightened us with...
>>
> My main question is this: they say handleing raw meat is REALLY bad
> during pregnancy too....BUT with common sense you wash your hands.....
> is that the same deal with cats...like if you change the litter box then
> wash you hands its ok?
> because i've scooped the box 2 or 3 times WITH gloves on then washed my
> hands with antibacterial soap...do you think that is ok?
> My husband is doing it ow to avoid any problems....
>

You're doing the right thing.
FWIU, simply cleaning the box daily with gloves on, then following up
with an antibacterial soap is sufficient.
http://web.vet.cornell.edu/Public/FHC/toxo.html

I am not an expert, however, so if the hubby is willing to scoop the
box, that is the safest thing to do.
You might also try one of those automatic litter boxes.

Asking this is alt.med.veterinary might yield more experienced answers.

--
--
~kaeli~
Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.
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Hans Schrøder
January 27th 04, 03:48 AM
"Christine" > wrote in message
...
>
> I am an animal lover...I have a pet grooming shop and groom pets for a
> living ....;-)))

In my opinion, you are NOT a cat lover.

About 20 minutes after the posting I am replying to know, you made another
one, where you asked if it was risky to spay and DECLAW your cat at the same
time! Cat lovers, people who understands how cats live and what they need to
be sound and healthy, don't even THINK of declawing their cats. Declawing is
one of the worst ways you can mistreat your cat. Have you ever tried
scratching that tiny, itchy spot behind your ear without nails? I would
almost like to help you experience that...

Buy a claw clipper, I use that myself, and it works just fine.

Besides, most of the civilized countries in the world have banned declawing,
because of the suffering it leads to for the poor cat. Don't ever THINK of
declawing, and be sure not to mention it in this group any more!!

--
Hans

Hans Schrøder
January 27th 04, 03:48 AM
"Christine" > wrote in message
...
>
> I am an animal lover...I have a pet grooming shop and groom pets for a
> living ....;-)))

In my opinion, you are NOT a cat lover.

About 20 minutes after the posting I am replying to know, you made another
one, where you asked if it was risky to spay and DECLAW your cat at the same
time! Cat lovers, people who understands how cats live and what they need to
be sound and healthy, don't even THINK of declawing their cats. Declawing is
one of the worst ways you can mistreat your cat. Have you ever tried
scratching that tiny, itchy spot behind your ear without nails? I would
almost like to help you experience that...

Buy a claw clipper, I use that myself, and it works just fine.

Besides, most of the civilized countries in the world have banned declawing,
because of the suffering it leads to for the poor cat. Don't ever THINK of
declawing, and be sure not to mention it in this group any more!!

--
Hans

Christine
January 28th 04, 08:59 PM
>>I would almost like to help you >>experience
>>that...

I keep my kitty indoors because i CAN!
she is very content, she is Laying on my king sized bed right
now....very warm and having fun with her toys........

I know YOU didnt make the comment about =91=91cats NEED to go out
side=92=92
WELL>.......I like to prevent disease even though she has all her shots
PLUS i've seen way too many cats splattered on the road, the cars go WAY
TOO FAST to let your cat run if he or she ill stay in the house with no
fight......

( WAY too many splattered cats, I would almost like to help YOU
experience THAT! )

you dont have to worry about me anymore coming in this group...you're
all crazy....and EXTREMELY RUDE.......
i'll bet you'all believe in the pet physic huh.... [email protected]

NO EMAIL PLEASE......

Christine
January 28th 04, 08:59 PM
>>I would almost like to help you >>experience
>>that...

I keep my kitty indoors because i CAN!
she is very content, she is Laying on my king sized bed right
now....very warm and having fun with her toys........

I know YOU didnt make the comment about =91=91cats NEED to go out
side=92=92
WELL>.......I like to prevent disease even though she has all her shots
PLUS i've seen way too many cats splattered on the road, the cars go WAY
TOO FAST to let your cat run if he or she ill stay in the house with no
fight......

( WAY too many splattered cats, I would almost like to help YOU
experience THAT! )

you dont have to worry about me anymore coming in this group...you're
all crazy....and EXTREMELY RUDE.......
i'll bet you'all believe in the pet physic huh.... [email protected]

NO EMAIL PLEASE......

Christine
January 28th 04, 09:37 PM
I would also Like to thank the NICE ppl who emailed me with some
advice.....
and I want you to know that Lucy wil NOT be declawed.....thanks to the
info i found here...its just a shame that some ppl han to be so
rude.....

Ps, to the one who said SHE should have been neutered;,,,,just to let
you know females get ( SPAYED )

NO MORE EMAILS PLEASE!

Christine
January 28th 04, 09:37 PM
I would also Like to thank the NICE ppl who emailed me with some
advice.....
and I want you to know that Lucy wil NOT be declawed.....thanks to the
info i found here...its just a shame that some ppl han to be so
rude.....

Ps, to the one who said SHE should have been neutered;,,,,just to let
you know females get ( SPAYED )

NO MORE EMAILS PLEASE!

Hans Schrøder
January 28th 04, 11:35 PM
"Christine" > wrote in message
...
>>I would almost like to help you >>experience
>>that...

>I keep my kitty indoors because i CAN!
>she is very content, she is Laying on my king sized bed right
>now....very warm and having fun with her toys........
>
>I know YOU didnt make the comment about ''cats NEED to go out
>side''
>WELL>.......I like to prevent disease even though she has all her shots
>PLUS i've seen way too many cats splattered on the road, the cars go WAY
>TOO FAST to let your cat run if he or she ill stay in the house with no
>fight......
>
>( WAY too many splattered cats, I would almost like to help YOU
>experience THAT! )
>
>you dont have to worry about me anymore coming in this group...you're
>all crazy....and EXTREMELY RUDE.......
>i'll bet you'all believe in the pet physic huh.... [email protected]
>
>NO EMAIL PLEASE......

Wow...

Look at this mail SHE sent to ME (I never asked to reply to me by mail...):
--">>I would almost like to help you >>experience
-->> that...
--I've seen one too many cats splattered on the road from ppl like YOU
letting their cats outside...''I would almost like to help YOU --experience
THAT''
--DO NOT EVER THREATEN ME IN THAT ****ED UP GROUP AGING!

--AND DO NOT EMAIL ME!"

The mail speaks for itself, I think. If Christine ever reads this, she
should know that my cats are 100 % indoor cats, and are at no danger to be
killed by cars, coyotes or other hostile things...

Maybe we are "EXTREMELY RUDE", as Christine states, but we are indeed cat
lovers!

Hans

Hans Schrøder
January 28th 04, 11:35 PM
"Christine" > wrote in message
...
>>I would almost like to help you >>experience
>>that...

>I keep my kitty indoors because i CAN!
>she is very content, she is Laying on my king sized bed right
>now....very warm and having fun with her toys........
>
>I know YOU didnt make the comment about ''cats NEED to go out
>side''
>WELL>.......I like to prevent disease even though she has all her shots
>PLUS i've seen way too many cats splattered on the road, the cars go WAY
>TOO FAST to let your cat run if he or she ill stay in the house with no
>fight......
>
>( WAY too many splattered cats, I would almost like to help YOU
>experience THAT! )
>
>you dont have to worry about me anymore coming in this group...you're
>all crazy....and EXTREMELY RUDE.......
>i'll bet you'all believe in the pet physic huh.... [email protected]
>
>NO EMAIL PLEASE......

Wow...

Look at this mail SHE sent to ME (I never asked to reply to me by mail...):
--">>I would almost like to help you >>experience
-->> that...
--I've seen one too many cats splattered on the road from ppl like YOU
letting their cats outside...''I would almost like to help YOU --experience
THAT''
--DO NOT EVER THREATEN ME IN THAT ****ED UP GROUP AGING!

--AND DO NOT EMAIL ME!"

The mail speaks for itself, I think. If Christine ever reads this, she
should know that my cats are 100 % indoor cats, and are at no danger to be
killed by cars, coyotes or other hostile things...

Maybe we are "EXTREMELY RUDE", as Christine states, but we are indeed cat
lovers!

Hans

kaeli
January 29th 04, 03:13 PM
In article >,
enlightened us with...
> I would also Like to thank the NICE ppl who emailed me with some
> advice.....
> and I want you to know that Lucy wil NOT be declawed.....thanks to the
> info i found here...its just a shame that some ppl han to be so
> rude.....
>
> Ps, to the one who said SHE should have been neutered;,,,,just to let
> you know females get ( SPAYED )
>

No, technically, "neutered" applies to both sexes.
Males are castrated. Females are spayed.


--
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~kaeli~
God was my co-pilot... but then we crashed in the mountains
and I had to eat him.
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kaeli
January 29th 04, 03:13 PM
In article >,
enlightened us with...
> I would also Like to thank the NICE ppl who emailed me with some
> advice.....
> and I want you to know that Lucy wil NOT be declawed.....thanks to the
> info i found here...its just a shame that some ppl han to be so
> rude.....
>
> Ps, to the one who said SHE should have been neutered;,,,,just to let
> you know females get ( SPAYED )
>

No, technically, "neutered" applies to both sexes.
Males are castrated. Females are spayed.


--
--
~kaeli~
God was my co-pilot... but then we crashed in the mountains
and I had to eat him.
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace