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what would you do/suggest?

i am pregnant. we have a cat. an indoor/outdoor cat. i do not want to continue to change the litterbox. this is based on my research as well as docs orders. due to toxoplasmosis.( chance of getting it from the poop) dh refuses to change the litterbox. i am NOT going to risk getting ill due to HIS cat. i am going to refuse to let the cat in the house. is this fair?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes it is. Tell him to go buy one of the litter boxes that cleans itself. Or just leave it outside.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:37 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Do some research on this first off. If you have ever changed a littler box, chances are, you have probably already had it and are immune to it. It presents with mild cold symptoms and they almost never test for it unless you are pregnant. Second, wear gloves, and wash your hands afterwards, and you will have a next to nothing chance of getting it if you havent already. That said, I do agree with you on it shouldnt be your responsibility. He needs to step it up, especially if you are having a kid with him. But, his behavior is not the cats fault, and I have no idea where youy live, but most of the US is still in winter right now and to treat the cat that way is wrong. If he will not do it (which he absolutely SHOULD BE CHANGING IT!) and you do not want to, then you need to be a responsible owner and find him a nerw home (the cat not the s/o, or both, the choice is yours) Good luck.

    Answer by AK_aries at 7:39 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Very fair. Put it out in the garage or something! Or put the litter box by his side of the bed! haha

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • your dh is being a douche bag!! glad to know how much he cares!! im just saying!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I don't think you're really at-risk if you've been living with the cat prior to conception.
    But heck---- don't do it because you deserve a break!!

    Answer by doulala at 9:16 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • absolutely! especially if its HIS damn cat. tell him its practice for changing diapers, which he WILL be doing lol

    Answer by erika_wright at 12:22 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

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