The risk with cats and toxoplasmosis is from mice. If you have mice, regardless of whether your cats are indoors or not, you’re at risk for contracting toxoplasmosis. We have 5 cats, and we have mice (we live in a 200-year old house). The cats shed the toxoplasmosis in their feces after they eat mice (shudder), but you can also contract it from mouse feces, too (ugh ugh ugh!)… So, be careful about all of that stuff. It’s why pregnant women should also wear protection when we garden, too… since there can be cat/ mouse feces in the soil.
You can always do the toxoplasmosis blood test! I keep forgetting to call for my results, but I guess they would have let me know if I had it. I’m hoping that my former life as a vet tech and animal rescuer exposed me to it a long time ago.
Hopeful - my one “kidney cat” loves Royal Canin! I’m totally going to try the “calm” recipe for our two other “more nervous” cats. I bet it will be a big help after the birth, too.
Still have NO idea where we’re going to put the extra litter box that is currently in the “feral cat’s” bedroom, aka the nursery…
[QUOTE=HopefulinCO]Don’t worry, life with cats and babies is great!
If your cats solely live indoors they are also MUCH less likely to have any toxoplasmosis in their stool (which is what everyone worries about with pregnant women and the immunosuppressed)