Question by KAR36: I-131 hyperthyroid procedure for feline/ human health effects?
My cat is getting this done in about a week and a half.
He will be boarded until his radioactivity declines below the legal limit to go home but he will still be radioactive for 80 days.
I am wondering what the risk is that I, or my other cat, will get our own thyroids damaged from him emitting the I-131 around us in a small apartment.
Answer by Chalice
They wouldn’t release him if he posed any danger.
If you ask the vets this when you take him in, they will explain to you exactly how they calculate when it’s safe to release the cat. Doubt anyone on here can tell you – be surprised if many others had even heard of the procedure!
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