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bugz September 3rd, 2013 04:39 PM

Cat litter
I have 3 kittens so of course, there are boxes to scoop. Now I know I'm not supposed to clean the litter boxes, but what if I HAVE to? My boyfriend will do it but not as much as I would and honestly, I like doing it. No idea why. Would I need gloves and a mask?

The other issue is what about the kitties tracking the litter around the house? They get it all over the bathroom rug, so it sticks to my feet. They also get in on the toilet seat and bathtub because they track it in. It sticks to their feet then they climb onto my lap. Sometimes I find little bits on our bed. They can't get onto the kitchen counters yet, but will be able to eventually (though I will be training them not to go up there if I can). What if they lick their feet, then themselves and I pet them?

I plan on asking my Dr. but I won't have an appointment for a while and I'm kind of worrying about it!

UncetainMommy September 3rd, 2013 07:05 PM

Re: Cat litter
If you've been changing the litter box for a while chances are you've already caught the troublesome virus. There is a blood test you can have done to check to see if you've had it.

But yeah, wear gloves and a mask if you have to change it, and then wash your hands afterwards. Wash your hands before eating, or messing with your face after petting the cats. Once they have access to the counters, wash them before preparing food on them.

ILoveStorm2011 September 4th, 2013 12:18 AM

Re: Cat litter
I've had to clean the litterbox since 18 weeks! It sucks. My MW is not concerned at all. I wear a mask and gloves and I'm careful. It's not like you'll get some poo on your hands and forget :P
Just wash your hands and stuff before eating. If I remember right your more likely to get toxo from undercooked meat than cat litter. And like Uncetain said - you've probably already got it before

Oh. And do it everyday. Which, with three cats you probably already do, but the virus takes 24-48 hours I believe so cleaning it everyday helps too :)
It sucks and when my DH comes back he knows he's getting litter duty for a year.

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