Can putting cat litter and there food in the same room make them sick?
my neice is visiting she put the litter box and the cats food in the same room i let her sleep in she is telling me nothing is wrong as long as she empties the cats dirty litter after they go Nothing can hurt her or them? i find it hard to beleave and she is pregnant! tell me what it can cause her or the cats(2) females sleep with her in that same room.
on May 8th 2012
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Don't worry, it's not harmful at all. It is safe, my cat's food is in the same room as the litter box and they are very healthy. As long as they don't get litter in the food, it is fine. Make sure it is far enough that none can get in the food. Hope this helps!
Riley Jake Fisher answered on 5/8/12. Helpful? / 2
RJ is right. For a long time, my cats also had their food and water in the same room as their litter boxes. There were no issues. However, since your neice is pregnant, she should not be cleaning the litter boxes. Cat feces can carry a parasite that could make your neice sick.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 5/9/12. Helpful? / 2
It won't hurt if the cat litter and their food is in the same room. Just keep them somewhat spaced away from each other. Cats do not like their litterbox near their food. If the cats are indoor cats, they do not pick up the same parasites that outdoor cats do. Outdoor cats can pick up nasty parasites in contaminated soil (toxoplasmosis is one). If the cats go outside, then this is a worry for any pregnant woman. If they are indoors, I wouldn't worry about it.