Chemotherapy and a New Cat

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Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by Libbyira2 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:53 PM

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Hello,

I need to help a cat who was found on the street and has severe injuries and has to find a home (Even temporarily) ASAP.

My mom has peritoneal cancer stage 3C and currently undergoing a chemotherapy treatment with the drug Taxotere.

My question is, is it dangerous for my mom if I bring the cat home? Even if the veterinarian will say he's not sick or infected?

Thank you for your replies.

RE: Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by karleen on Wed Jan 28, 2015 04:15 PM

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I have an indoor cat and rescued another during my 2 1/2 half yrs battling lung cancer st 4.  My doctor kids me about my cats abd has never said it would be detrimental to my health to have obe.  In fact when one of my tumors shrunk I began to wheeze.  I told her it sounded like a little kitty.  She jokes about it almost every time I see her by asking how my kitty is.  I think pets are good and theraputic.  My cancer treatment center brings in dogs to pet everyday for all patients.  I would mention this to the oncologist just to make sure since evry patient and circumstance are different.

RE: Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by karleen on Wed Jan 28, 2015 04:18 PM

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I would talk to the doc firstnd definitely get the cat thoroughly examined by a vet and given all shots etc.  

RE: Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by IrmaPerez on Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:01 PM

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I reciently finished my 6 quimio and I have a cat, dog and some fishes too. Their company is priceless, just keep them clean and all will be ok.

Also ask the doctor but im sure it will say all is fine.

GReetings

RE: Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by lovemyfamily on Thu Dec 24, 2015 02:22 PM

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hi, I agree ask doc - you're smart to have this question - and pets are a blessing at this tough time so i hope it's a "go." 

RE: Chemotherapy and a New Cat

by Sarah100 on Sun Feb 14, 2016 06:40 PM

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Might just be worth de-worming the cat. And being extra careful with hygiene. The chemo can make one susceptible to infections from micro-organisms that your immune system would usually just get rid of. 

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