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Why is it helpful to have a pet?

Why is it helpful to have a pet?

PET-CT scan: If you are referring to a PET scan... A PET-CT scan can show metabolic activity (glucose uptake) and is a form of functional imaging rather than other radiologic imaging which shows only anatomy and structure. Increased metabolic activity on PET scans is nonspecific and can be seen in tumor, infection, or inflammation. ...Read more

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What are radioisotopes, pet and spect?

What are radioisotopes, pet and spect?

Visibility: Radioisotopes make molecules that are not typically visible on x-rays to show up. In the example of pet, a common molecule used is a radioisotope of glucose (sugar). Tissues that are growing rapidly would accumulate the sugar more readily, and the positrons emitted from them would show up on an x-ray. Spect is similar, but takes more images from different angles to make 3d images. ...Read more

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Living Healthy with Pets (Checklist)

Keep scheduled appointments with the veterinarian
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Maintain all shots and medications as prescribed by the veterinarian
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What conditions can be obtained by humans from pets?

Site: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www. Mypeted. Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www. Justanswer. Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www. Banfield. Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck. ...Read more

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Do pets get Ebola?

Do pets get Ebola?

Ebola and pets: See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas-pets. Html An exotic primate pet or specific type of pig (Reston virus from the Philippines) could become infected. There are no reported dogs or cats which have become sick from the Ebola virus. ...Read more

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Are turtles safe pets for kids?

Are turtles safe pets for kids?

Maybe: I would never suggest a turtle to an immunocompromised child. Even healthy children can get salmonella from handling their pet turtles. If you can be 100% sure (and who can be?) that your child will wash their hands each and every time they handle the turtle or its accessories, a turtle would be an acceptable pet. Personally, I would try to steer you to a different pet. ...Read more

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Can you get tapeworms from a pet cat?

Can you get tapeworms from a pet cat?

Yes: Dypilidium can be acquire by accidentally ingesting a cat flea contains the immature form of the worm. ...Read more

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How can a pet help a disabled person?

How can a pet help a disabled person?

Pet for disabled: Many disabled persons suffer from loneliness and depression. A pet that can give unconditional love to its owner can be of great benefit and improve the quality of life for the diabled one. The proper pet can give hours of joy to its owner and tnns of love. ...Read more

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How long can pet dander stay in the air?

How long can pet dander stay in the air?

4 months: The available information is for cat dander, but dog is probably similar. Typically about 4 months is needed to decrease levels to below 8 microgram/gram carpet dust. It is possible for levels to persist longer. ...Read more

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How long does pet dander remain in the house?

4 months: About four months for most cat allergen, and dog is probably similar, although there isn't much evidence about dog. Levels can persist much longer, especially if the levels are extremely high originally. ...Read more

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What do I do about my pets during a wildfire?

Confine pets to room: Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly. Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control. Hidden embers and hot spots could burn your pets’ paws or hooves. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have pet dander in my house?

Mostly research test: It's usually not necessary to test to see if you have pet dander. If you have a pet, you have pet dander. If you don't have a pet, some houses still have detectable cat allergen even when there has not been a cat there for substantial amounts of time. Testing is usually done mostly for research purposes though. You can take measures to mitigate, like hard floors or hepa filters, without testing. ...Read more

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Does it help elderly to have pet in their living center?

Generally yes: So that it will prevent depression and loss of independence as well as development of worsening of dementia. ...Read more

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Should you have pets in bed with sick children pneumonia

Should you have pets in bed with sick children pneumonia

Pets: Pets can be a great comfort to us - especially when we're not feeling well. As long as the child does not have allergies or asthma associated with the pet, then it's likely not a problem. If the child is not used to a pet in the bed and the animal is keeping the child awake, then you may also want to move the pet out of the room. (my dog woofs and runs in his sleep which means he gets to sleep in the living room, not the bedrooms). ...Read more

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What does pet negative and pet positive mean for tumors?

What does pet negative and pet positive mean for tumors?

Type of test: Positron emission testing can help localize site of cancer as well as other aspects of tissue being studied. Negative means nothing abnormal was found. Positive means something was found on the test. ...Read more

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Are ringworms from cats and dogs? What about other pets?

Are ringworms from cats and dogs? What about other pets?

Yes, sometimes: Ringworm, or tinea, is caused by a fungal infection in the skin (not a worm as the name suggests!). In most cases, the fungal infection is from a dermatophyte, which is a skin fungus that only affects humans. Sometimes, tinea can come from fungus that usually infects cats and dogs, and even pigs, horses, and other animals. It is transmitted via direct contact and fortunately easily treatable. ...Read more

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What happens to your pet when you move to assisted living?

What happens to your pet when you move to assisted living?

See below: Most places accept cats. You would have to ask the admission about the pet rule. Of all of my patients who moved into alf and have pets other than cats, majority are adjusting well and family/friends bring pets to loved one for visits. Not an easy one but take lots of times and efforts to get well with loved ones. ...Read more

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Dealing with loss of a pet. No one takes it seriously. Who can help?

Dealing with loss of a pet. No one takes it seriously. Who can help?

Grief: The loss of a pet can be just as significant as the loss of a good friend or family member. You are going through grief and maybe have some depression. You need to see your doctor for treatment and possible therapy to deal with this loss ...Read more

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Is it possible to be less allergic to pets over time? Ie dogs or cats

Is it possible to be less allergic to pets over time? Ie dogs or cats

Yes possible but not: Yes it is possible and it can happen, you can develop allergy after you are exposed to the animals in some people but it is not universal
pet allergies have to be treated seriously by an allergist if you must have the pet because it can make some people especially children very sick with asthma and other respiratory problems
you need to confirm allergy to pets and treated with immunotherapy
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How long can herpes survive outside on objects pets or house objects?

Herpes: It does not matter. This is not how someone is infected with herpes. Why are you asking this impossible question? ...Read more

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What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

Real estate agent: Find one. Buy new house. Leave pet behind. There are no other "quick procedures". Moving pet out is your best solution in long run. Keeping pet off furniture, bedding & out of laundry room helps. A hepa air purifier reduces airborne pet dander as will keeping windows open. For effective hepa calculate volume of home. Hepas must move that amount of air every 10 minutes. It's a big investment. ...Read more

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How many autistic people do not know how to get along with animal pets?

How many autistic people do not know how to get along with animal pets?

Quite a few: One hallmark of autism is impaired ability to relate to other people. In fact this is a disease characteristic. Paradoxically many autistic persons as well as others with communicate, emotional, or behavioral disorders, can relate quite well to animals. This tendency is not universal however amongst autistic patients. ...Read more

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I heard a child could get sick from holding a pet lizard. Is this true?

I heard a child could get sick from holding a pet lizard. Is this true?

Yes: Reptiles can pass salmonella, an organism that can cause serious diarrhea. The salmonella can be passed in feces from the reptile, so good hand washing is imperative after handling the animal. ...Read more

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Is there any other or unusual way to get campylobacter than food or pets?

Is there any other or unusual way to get campylobacter than food or pets?

Infectious sources: Campylobacter may be found in wild animals, birds, sheep and hogs as well as other vectors. ...Read more

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My daughter just got bitten my our vaccinate d pet dog. Should I be worried?

My daughter just got bitten my our vaccinate d pet dog. Should I be worried?

It depends: Check with your child's doctor. Some locations may be higher risk for infection from dog bites and may need an antibiotic- especially the face or hands. Clean the wound well with water and use an antibiotic ointment in the mean time. Call the doctor if there is redness, swelling or drainage. If your dog has not been sick, just check with your vet about symptoms to watch for in the animal. ...Read more

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I work at a pet hotel and always feel a little sick, what could this be from?

Always sick: Depends. You may feel sick from work, or you may be sick from other causes. Best to see your physician to be examined to determine the cause of your sickness. ...Read more