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Pregnancy and Pet

My husband and I are planning for a second child. But now, we have a special member in our family, which is a doggy of golden retriever. She is 8 months old, a healthy girl, having done all the necessary vaccinations in her early months. To have another healthy baby, what should I do to prevent abnormal pregnancy? Thanks!
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1278093 tn?1294320384
she should see her vet at least once a year and i recommend running a fecal exam on dogs once a year, especially when there are children in the home.
1303567 tn?1273720124
My advice would be to avoid scooping the poop. I also avoid feeding the dogs and let my husband do that. The food bowel can contain salmonella, same for the water bowl. I do take a cup out of the cabinet and fill the water bowel that way if need be. I also wash my hands frequently after petting.
I have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 very healthy children and one on the way. This is what seems to work best for me and my girls.
Good luck!!!
1278093 tn?1294320384
if you are feeding food contaminated with salmonella to your dogs, then your dogs would be sick too.
common sense hygeine is all you need to do.
as a pregnant doctor and pet owner (who cleans up after the dogs and the cats every day) i do know what i am talking about.
377493 tn?1356502149
I agree..common sense hygiene.  Also, when I was pregnant my vet gave me an extra dose of deworming product to use when my son was born.  Just as an extra precaution.  I had cats, and in all honesty I had to scoop that litter, etc. when DH was away. I just washed my hands.  With a dog, less of a problem...I'm sure you already scoop using at least a plastic bag.  But if your dog is healthy and has his/her shots and deworming up to date, I have never heard of any problems.
1303567 tn?1273720124
Sorry, if the info I was given was wrong. A local doctor told me that bowls carry salmonella. After hearing that I did research it and found a lot of articles about it. Here is one of them  http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/641913.html Again, I am sorry if the info is wrong.
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