Educator Tools - Slides/Talking Points - How to Prevent Toxoplasmosis
|Everything you need to conduct a food safety presentation for pregnant women.|
Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
How to Prevent Toxoplasmosis
- Change litter box daily
- Feed cat commercial dry or canned food
- Cover outdoor sandboxes
- Keep indoor cats indoors
- Don’t get new cat while pregnant
A few simple steps is all it takes . . .
- If possible, have someone else change the litter box. If you have to clean it, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap afterwards.
- Change the litter box daily because the parasite doesn’t become infectious until one to five days after it’s shed in the cat’s feces.
- Feed your cat commercial dry or canned food. Never feed it raw meat because the parasite can be found in raw or undercooked meat.
- Cover outdoor sandboxes to prevent cats from using them as litter boxes.
- Keep indoor cats indoors. Be especially cautious if outdoor cats are brought indoors.
- Don’t get a new cat while you’re pregnant.