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January 23rd, 2013, 05:57 PM
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And I am NOT happy about it but I had no choice. I bug DH daily to do it and he never does. I am going to give him an ultimatium tonight that if he doesn't start taking care of it then I will have to pay someone to come and do it (that he won't like).

But it just irritates me that I had to do something no pregnant woman should have to do, especially if they have a spouse that is suppose to help out.
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January 23rd, 2013, 06:39 PM
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I do it all the time and did with my other pregnancies too. I did a research paper on toxoplasmosis when I was in vet tech school and if you've had cats a while and wash your hands it really isn't a big deal. Even if you haven't had cats as long as you wash your hands well right after and don't touch your mouth, nose or eyes you should be fine. With my other 2 pregnancies DH was out to sea so I had to. This time he works rotating shift work so most of the time I still have to. People generally (unless you have a lot of cats I guess) have more of a chance of getting it from eating undercooked meat or contaminated food then cat poop.
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January 23rd, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Fortunately my cat is house trained, so we dont have a kitty litter. Which is good because I assume my husband would be just like yours.
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January 23rd, 2013, 07:37 PM
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We have 3 cats and 3 ferrets, I clean the litter still. I just get medical gloves from the store and use those when I clean the litter and dispose of them when I'm done. I still make sure to wash my hands though too...
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January 23rd, 2013, 08:23 PM
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aah well im sure once he hears his ultimatum , he'll come around
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January 23rd, 2013, 08:26 PM
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I hear ya! I was having the same problem with my husband too. He is so used to me doing it all the time that he doesn't notice when it's full. I mean, can't he smell it??? I told him the cat gets desperate and pees on the couch or elsewhere because his litter is too dirty, I am going to blame HIM for it, not the poor cat!
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January 24th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Ugh, hubby has never scooped the cat box a single day of his life. I've just gotten used to it. Being pregnant has zero effect on this. But I'm going to make **** sure that man changes a zillion diapers....
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January 24th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I am married to the most awesome man on earth, he does so much for me, but cat litter is the one place he draws the line... never once in 4 pregnancies has he done it. I wash my hands after, but that's about it.
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January 24th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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You guys made me feel better!!!!!!!!
Maybe I will just do it from now on? I am just so use to the OB and everyone else drilling it into my head that I am not suppose to do it.
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January 24th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Ummm, I made my kids learn to do it last January when I was pregnant and they've continued to do it since! Dh was deployed, Jax was 6 and needed to start learning responsibility somewhere!
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As much as your husband STILL should, just BECAUSE...just what the other ladies said, be cautious
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January 24th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I agree with you that he should do it, it's not hard & only takes a few minutes. I'm sure you'll be fine doing it if you wash your hands well but if he's home & capable of doing it, he should.
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January 24th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Yeah if I don't do it it won't get done and then we'd just be living in cat feces throughout our whole house. I think me scooping the box is better than that. But when we got our cats we had a deal that he would NEVER have to scoop the box b/c he didn't really want the cats. I think in the 5 years we've had them he's scooped it maybe twice?? and that was because I was out of town for a few days.
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January 24th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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While I totally agree that if you just wash your hands you'll be fine I think the much larger issue here is that he won't help out even when your doctor is telling you it's not something you should do. I'd be pissed about this.
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January 24th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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While I totally agree that if you just wash your hands you'll be fine I think the much larger issue here is that he won't help out even when your doctor is telling you it's not something you should do. I'd be pissed about this.
Yes, exactly! I feel SO bad even asking him because he works two jobs and does an amazing job providing for our little family. I am blessed in so many ways! It's just frustrating because I'd just feel better not doing it.
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January 24th, 2013, 11:58 PM
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First (sticky) pregnancy I had my husband scoop the litter. That was the last pregnancy he scooped the litter! Just not worth having him clean the boxes. I make sure to wash my hands very very well after cleaning the boxes. Toxoplasmosis is very rare and primarily a concern with young kittens. I have cleaned literally hundreds of litterboxes probably as I have worked in two different vet offices and still tested negative for toxoplasmosis (I have also raised many orphaned kittens). You should still be cautious and be sure to thoroughly scrub your hands of course.
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January 25th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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I just don't get why the guys don't do it (if they are physically there). I mean it takes less than a minute, that just seems so lazy and selfish to me!
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January 25th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I just don't get why the guys don't do it (if they are physically there). I mean it takes less than a minute, that just seems so lazy and selfish to me!
I agree.

I am starting to feel very lucky that I have a husband who, if he see's housework that needs to be done, will just go and do it. I am sure that if we used a kitty litter for our cat he would do that too.
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