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cats: treated with radioactive iodine..my 5 yr..yr old spaniel

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I am being treated with radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer. What precautions should I use around my healthy 18 and 8 year old cats and my 5 yr old spaniel?
HelloXXXXX-Just use the same precautions that you were informed of when you went for treatment. Make sure that human waste materials are disposed of properly, as they are in adult hygience within the home bathroom. Using regular adult hygiene means that your pets will be safe.

If you have any other specific questions, let your physician know. It would be the same as being safe with children in the house.

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Reply to J. Leonard DVM's Post: Thanks for your response. I had a well meaning friend in Atlanta calling all over to get the answer I think she thought was correct and that was not being around my pets for 2 weeks. My physician and vet recommended what you did and to not let my pets sleep with me for the next 96 hours. Does two weeks seem like a stretch for you?
Yes, it does. I agree with the sleeping for 96 hours. Forget about the two weeks. Dr. Jo
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Reply to J. Leonard DVM's Post: Thank you so very much!
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