He could have an infection that can be passed on to you.
It's best to avoid some types of animals as pets while you're getting cancer treatment (see below).
There’s also a big difference between taking in a sick stray and keeping your healthy pet during cancer treatment.
The information in this document is not official policy of the Society and is not intended as medical advice.
It’s intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your cancer care team.
One other important thing to think about: Make sure you have someone who can take care of your pets and their living quarters if you get too sick or have to be in the hospital.
Keep written instructions for feeding, cleaning, medicines, toileting, and veterinary contacts ready if needed.These and other germs can infect humans, causing diarrhea, skin infections, and other illness. If they’re exposed to wild rodents or sick animals, they can share viruses that cause serious illnesses in humans. Accessed at July 21, 2015: Olshtain-Pops K, Yinnon AM. Accessed at org.il/Files Upload/IMAJ/0/45/22572on July 22, 2015. It’s best if you can avoid bites and scratches while you are getting cancer treatment.If your pet plays rough, you may have to call a halt to that until your immune system recovers.Dogs and cats can also sometimes pick up germs that don’t make them sick.