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Another great article by Dog Cancer Vets Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger. These tips are also applicable for cat pawrents too:
Among the tips:
If you are administrating oral chemotherapy at home
If you are administering chemo at home, please follow these precautions.
- Keep the medication in the vial, and do not store it in the kitchen.
- Ensure children and pets do not have access to the drugs.
- Do not eat, drink, or chew gum when giving the medication.
- Do not crush or break the pills or capsules.
- Wear unpowdered latex or non-latex gloves when handling the medication.
- Some medications, like Palladia are coated, and you can handle the pills without gloves. However, the coating breaks down when the pill gets moist. So if your dog spits out the pill, please put on gloves prior to picking up to readminister.
- Dispose of the gloves promptly, and wash your hands thoroughly after administration.
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16 October 2012
This is great information. My vet couldn’t stress enough to wear gloves when handling the chemo pills & in case of any accidents. What I did with Sassy’s chemo pills were to leave them in the bottle but also put them in a airtight container (rubbermaid) then if the kids did get into the drawer they had another 2 steps to go through before getting into them.
I love these articles that Dr D & Dr. E write. They are always very helpful.
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