Hi there! My name is Miguelín, my wife is pregnant and several of our friends have advised us to give our cat “Paco” away because he can give my spouse toxoplasmosis and affect the baby. Is this correct?
Hello Miguelín, this is totally untrue. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a parasite called: Toxoplasma gondii. This disease is not as common in cats as people believe and only the cat´s faeces are contagious in any case. Besides, you can also be infected with the disease through eating fruits and vegetables that have not been properly washed. There is absolutely no need to give Paco away but if it still worries you, have somebody else clean Paco´s sandbox.