Before you consider giving up your pet because of health concerns it may have caused a family member, learn more about the conditions to determine if they are cause for concern or if there are ways to manage symptoms while still keeping your pet in the home.
If someone in your home has been diagnosed with allergies by an allergist, carefully consider if you can live with or manage the symptoms. Click here for helpful tips.
Many expectant mothers question if they should give up the family cat due to concerns about toxoplasmosis. Because it's difficult for cats to transmit toxoplasmosis to humans, a pregnant woman is generally unlikely to contract the disease from her pet cat. For more information, please review the following:
Pregnancy and toxoplasmosis (Humane Society of the United States)
Defining toxoplasmosis, its symptoms and causes (Mayo Clinic)
In the event these alternative resources don’t address the circumstances you are experiencing with your pet, please review how to surrender your pet to Animal Humane Society. We are an open-admission animal welfare organization and will accept any animal for any reason.
* Information provided by other organizations, including links to external websites, does not constitute endorsement by Animal Humane Society of the opinions, information, products or services of that organization.
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