Can a human be allergic to cat litter?

Table of contents:

  1. Can a human be allergic to cat litter?
  2. Can cat hair cause lung problems?
  3. Can cats cause infertility in humans?
  4. Can cats cause pregnancy problems?
  5. Is smelling cat poop bad for pregnancy?

Can a human be allergic to cat litter?

If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction, it may be the result of a high-dust litter or non-natural additives within that brand of litter. Commonly, these symptoms are more noticeable when cleaning or filling the litter box.

Can cat hair cause lung problems?

Not only can pet dander cause itchy eyes and a runny nose, but pet dander can potentially be harmful to your respiratory system. According to the American Lung Association this canlead to a decline in the ability of the lungs to function.” Make sure that you and your loved ones are safe; let's start at the basics.

Can cats cause infertility in humans?

Poor kitties! We're not sure where it came from that cat fur was the issue, but the only potential risk your feline friend poses to your fertility is the slight chance that his poop could give you toxoplasmosis (a nasty infection caused by a parasite which can also come into your body through undercooked meat).

Can cats cause pregnancy problems?

That's because cat feces (and soil or sand where cats have been) can carry a parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis. If you get toxoplasmosis while you're pregnant, or even a few months before you conceive, it can cause serious birth defects such as eye and brain damage.

Is smelling cat poop bad for pregnancy?

While some cat feces do have the potential to cause serious or even fatal complications in a developing fetus, the fact remains that women do not need to avoid cats altogether during their pregnancy. Staying clear of the litter box will dramatically lower the risk of toxoplasmosis.