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Can patient with kidney disease keep a pet at home?

admin TAGS: 2017-10-14 15:10

There is a kidney disease patients, she is my friend's niece. She had a cat in her family, but she was diagnosed of nephrotic syndrome recently. After the doctor diagnosed, said that it’s best to stop keeping the cat, because the cat has a certain bacteria may affect the disease. She thought: there is bacteria everywhere, why the cat's bacteria can be harmful to people? Doctors didn’t say what kind of bacteria, recently the disease relapsed, do not know whether it’s caused by cat. This is entangled, abandon the cat, it’s reluctant; keep the cat, but also worried about infection. So whether patients with kidney disease can keep pets at home?

Can patient with kidney disease keep a pet at home?
Can patient with kidney disease keep a pet at home?

There is a scientific basis, pets will increase the probability of infection

Many people know that we have bacteria everywhere in life, the body also has a lot of beneficial bacteria, and coexist with human body. But we should know that bacteria and microbes on the body of animals are different from human beings. Studies have shown that some of the animals are not pathogens, but it may cause sick. Especially in patients with chronic kidney disease immunity is low, these bacteria, such as the cat's Toxoplasma gondii, may infect patients.

Doctors are obliged to tell the patients with kidney disease in real terms about the health effects of pets. Pets may be detrimental to health or may not. What to do, since there are factors that are detrimental to health, doctors have the responsibility to inform.

Should patients with kidney disease abandon pets?

For some patients, the pet is one of the spiritual pillars, if without it, the danger of emotional loss is not less than the probability of infection. The doctor can only tell you objective reality, the final decision in the hands of the parties.

 

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