Is it bad to breathe in cat litter?

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asked Oct 30, 2018 in Cats by millsmost (240 points)
Is it bad to breathe in cat litter?

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answered Oct 30, 2018 by Judy (38,130 points)
Yes you can become sick from breathing in cat litter dust but what can make you sick is the Silica dust that cat litter contains.

If your cat goes outside often then there's also the risk of inhaling the dust and getting Toxoplasmosis from your cats litter if your cat does become infected with it.

So although you can get sick from breathing in cat litter it's usually pretty rare to get sick from it.

But still it's a good idea to wear a dust mask when working around your cats litter box such as changing the cat litter or scooping the cats poop from the cat litter.

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