+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    47
    Reviews
    0

    Default Cat scratch!!

    Hi all,

    I'm 11 weeks pg and just got scratched by our indoor cat. She's always inside and as soon as she did it I scrubbed with antibacterial handwash and doused in dettol.

    That should be ok, shouldnt it?

  2. #2
    HugsBunny's Avatar
    HugsBunny is offline Once upon a time there was a bunny.........
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,603
    Thanks
    4,531
    Thanked
    1,966
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    The problem with cats and pregnancy is the spores in their faeces and you shouldn't change their litter trays Incase your breathe in the spores

    You should be fine

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to HugsBunny For This Useful Post:

    allforthem  (02-07-2012),austmum  (02-07-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked
    41
    Reviews
    0
    Omg I read "doused in petrol" !!!!

    THAT would not be a good idea haha

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    154
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    48
    Reviews
    0
    If it drew blood, you may need to get a tetanus... Might be worth a call to med call just to check.

  6. #5
    lambjam's Avatar
    lambjam is offline Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    7,177
    Thanks
    2,062
    Thanked
    4,956
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Are you worried about toxoplasmosis? If she's an indoor cat there shouldn't be a problem. Cats get toxoplasmosis from raw meat, usually from hunting birds, mice etc.

    Another fabulous reason for keeping cats indoors!

  7. #6
    heeeeerekittykitty's Avatar
    heeeeerekittykitty is offline My babies, my cats ....ahhhh , bliss !!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,709
    Thanks
    316
    Thanked
    387
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi there OP

    These are the things that would need to happen in order for you to get tox( providing your not already immune anyway )

    Your cat would have had to had recent exposure to the virus ( most likely through another infected animal , like a rat , mouse etc ) or if you feed your animal raw meat .

    Providing your cat then isn't immune ( alot of cats develop antibodies to the virus through exposure ) you would then need to have somehow ingested their cat poo that's infected with the toxo.

    It's very very unlikely , the most common cause of toxo in pregnant women is from undercooked or raw meat , or unwashed vegetables that have dirt / feaces etc on them .

    It's so hard not to worry but I'm sure you'll be fine !!!
    Last edited by heeeeerekittykitty; 02-07-2012 at 18:00.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    47
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks for your replies ladies. Yes it is tox that I would be concerned about but as I said our cat is always inside and only eats cat food so you have reassured me!

    Lol at the petrol comment! I was worried but not THAT worried hehe!

    Thanks again


 

Similar Threads

  1. Starting from scratch.....
    By wannawannabe in forum House & Gardens
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-10-2012, 10:17
  2. Endometrial Scratch Biopsy
    By 1wish in forum IVF
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 20:58
  3. Instant scratch its
    By squirrelex in forum General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-04-2012, 08:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
Chances of being pregnant?Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
Plus size bras!?!General Chat
IVF Babies Due in April/May/June 2018pregnancy and babies through IVF
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›