Can pets and healthy babies have both?
Friends around us often tell us: To have a baby, pets must be given away.
There is great perseverance between words.
In order to prevent pets from being sent away, other families surrounded the fierce “civil war”, and pets suddenly became contradictory fuses.
For the health of pregnant women, obstetricians and gynecologists generally recommend that pets be sent to others or placed in foster care.
Wall, on the other hand, is an outstanding pet and owner. He believes that pets can be kept with him and necessary sanitary measures can be taken.
Can pets and healthy babies have both?
Worry: Does my mother-in-law’s dog affect my pregnancy?
A month ago, Zhang Binqiang’s wife was pregnant.
The parents living in the neighbouring community let the young couple go for dinner every day, and the meals were plentiful and delicious.
But within a few days, the problem appeared-the parents kept a Pekingese, and Zhang Binqiang’s wife was told by a colleague that the dog was carrying a lot of germs and could be transmitted to pregnant women.
In fact, his wife didn’t like dogs very much from the beginning.
Now that the wife is pregnant, and the parents have considered this problem, whenever the young couple goes to eat, they always keep the dog on the balcony.
But his wife was still uneasy.
The wife felt that the dog should be given away, but the parents could not bear to give away the dog that had been with them for many years.
As a last resort, Zhang Binqiang came up with a compromise, that is, his wife would not go to his parents’ home for dinner, and the father would prepare the meals each time, and then Zhang Binqiang packed and brought home.
But his wife still has doubts: usually the father-in-law is responsible for walking the dog, and will treat the dog’s feces, and now the father-in-law is also responsible for cooking . Zhang Binqiang understands his wife’s worries, but he ca n’t bear to ask his parents any more.Between the two sides, he didn’t know what to do.
Don’t give up: scientific prevention can give birth to a healthy baby Xiaoqing is a teacher in a vocational and technical school, and his son has just turned one year old.
Since she was married, Xiaoqing’s family has kept a shepherd dog. Now the dog and son are close friends.
In fact, when she was pregnant, a friend suggested that Xiao Qing give the dog away, but she really couldn’t bear it.
When Xiaoqing and her husband did not have children, the dog was the third member of the family, which brought them a lot of happiness.
“In the beginning, we thought of dogs as children. How can we abandon them in order to have children?
Xiaoqing must be sure.
In order to keep the dog around, Xiaoqing made an antibody test against Toxoplasma to make sure she had antibodies.
They also took the dog to a pet hospital for a medical examination and gave the dog all kinds of vaccines.
They have also strengthened their dog’s hygiene management and bathed him every week.
The tasks of bathing, cleaning up feces and walking the dogs were mainly done by Xiao Qing’s husband.
Xiao Qing walks the dog occasionally, but wears gloves.
At that time, many friends were worried about Xiaoqing, and some even accused her of not considering the health of the child.
However, Xiaoqing always believes that in the face of possible threats from dogs, scientific precautionary measures can be taken.
Netizens discuss: Is pet foster suitable?
Many owners have to be separated from pets for the health of pregnant women and children, or because of the pressure around them.
But is it appropriate to keep a pet?
Netizens expressed their opinions in the forum, and most people think that the fostering method does more harm than good.
Pregnancy is not a short-term issue, and pets must be kept in foster care for at least one year.
At this time, the pet has adapted to the new environment and established a relationship with the new owner.
Besides having a child just now, the parents who are new parents have a lot of things to learn and to do. They must put their body on the child and cannot produce it to care for the pet.
Even if the owner plans to pick up the pet one year later, the child was still young and his immune system was equally vulnerable.
Family or friends who claimed to be separated from pets would oppose pets going home for the same reason.And if you have compromised for the first time when you were pregnant, this time it is more difficult to convince them to accept pets.
——Prince K will keep pets in other people’s homes, which will cause others a series of troubles.
Not to mention anything else, who pays for the various costs of pets?
What’s more important is that the pets have been fostered, entered a new family, and established emotional relationships with the new members.
With pets tossing back and forth, it’s better to wait for your child to get older and buy a new pet to return.
-噜噜 Obstetrician and Gynecologist: “Separate from your pet for a while.
Experts say that there are several diseases that are zoonotic, sometimes toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus, etc.
Viruses such as Toxoplasma gondii have a great impact on the fetus, which may cause problems such as teratogenesis, premature birth, and central nervous system hypoplasia.
Infected pets may not be sick at the time, but they are carrying pathogens, so-called “healthy carriers”.
Why wasn’t it infected when I had a pet before?
Experts say that under normal conditions, the body’s immune system will kill these invading pathogens, but after pregnancy, expectant mothers’ immune capabilities will decline, leading to an increased risk of infection.
Experts suggest that expectant mothers go to the hospital for a test two weeks after sending away their pets, because even if they are infected, it will take two weeks to detect them in the blood.
For those mothers who do not want to leave their pets, Zhong Yanfang suggests that they go for IgG test. If the test is positive, it means that the mother has been infected and now has antibodies.
With antibodies and no infection, expectant mothers can keep pets with them.
Europeans get antibodies through vaccination, which is rarely used in the country.
Veterinarian: “A potential infection can be prevented.
“Is pregnant necessary to be separated from my pet?
This is related to the misunderstanding of the public, and it is also caused by the perspective of the problem.
“The doctor in the hospital only considers the health of people, and recommends that pets be sent or fostered. The feelings of pets and people are not considered.
“Surely, the potential transmission is preventable.
The diseases transmitted from pets to humans are mainly toxoplasmosis and rabies.
For example, toxoplasma gondii is mainly transmitted through cats and dogs.
In addition, Toxoplasma gondii is infected by feces. As long as the owner is careful not to touch the pet’s feces, they should be thoroughly cleaned in time. Washing their hands before meals can prevent it.
Responsible owners should be vaccinated against pets as required.
If you have concerns before getting pregnant, you can test your pet.
The specific method is to collect samples and put them into a pet hospital. The hospital will further transfer these samples to the Parasite Teaching and Research Office of South China Agricultural University for testing.
These tests can only indicate whether the pet was healthy at the time. Some owners want to keep their pets with them and keep them healthy, so they keep their pets at home.
Wu Zijun does not agree with this approach.
“Dogs need to go out for a walk or they will be bad for their health.
Wu Zijun suggested that pets will not threaten the health of expectant mothers as long as proper precautions are taken.
A study of pet allergies by Swedish and U.S. scientists has found that raising cats does not necessarily increase the risk of illness in children aged 7 to 11.
After tracking and observing 2,454 children aged seven or eight in Sweden, the skin allergy test is mainly performed for them every 4 years. Allergy expert Eva?
Remark’s research team reached that goal.
“The nature of allergies is hereditary. If patients have allergies, it is often because of a family history of allergies.
Therefore, if you are genetically allergic to pets, it is still best not to keep pets at home.
The study also found that children who stayed with cats and dogs for a long time were less likely to develop allergies than those who kept pets for a short time.
A report from the University of Warwick also believes that keeping pets is good for human health.
The report states that many families are afraid to keep pets and are afraid of getting sick.
In fact, more contact with cats as a child will not cause intervention, but will prevent the disease.Mike from Warwick University?
Dr. Nicholas said that at least four studies have shown that raising a pet is not directly related to rehabilitation.
How good is it to keep a pet?
Dr. Nicholas pointed out that in addition to making a child more than loving, pets can also make children happier and reduce mental stress significantly.
Children with pets are more willing to play with their pets. In the process, they have exercised their bodies and strengthened their heart function.
Children raising pets will rebuild the immune system to be more powerful and can easily cope with minor illnesses.
For children with psychological trauma, pets will become their good friends, and being with pets can help them out of their psychological shadow.