Chemotherapy Discharge Care Instructions (2)

Chemo drugs: Some things to consider:

Chemo drugs are cleared from the body through the urine and faeces. This occurs for a period of time following each treatment.

If healthy humans and animals are repeatedly exposed to chemotherapy drugs or their breakdown products, we can become sick. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, we recommend that you handle your pet’s bodily fluids with care for 2 days following each chemotherapy treatment. It is important to wear protective gloves when cleaning up urine or faeces, or when handling soiled bedding or toys. Latex or nitrile gloves may be used and disposed of right away, followed by careful hand washing.

You may also want to consider walking your pet in an area away from other animals during the two days following his/her chemotherapy treatment.                 

Possible side effects:

Most pets will experience some mild and self-limiting side effects including decreased appetite, energy, and overall demeanor for 24-48 hours after a treatment. Isolated episodes of vomiting and diarrhoea can also be encountered. If these symptoms persist, please contact the surgery for further advice.    

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any worries or problems



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