This information is for people with cancer who may be worried about the care of their pet if they have to go into hospital for treatment, or if they are no longer able to look after their pet.
When support may be needed
Many people with cancer live alone but have the companionship of a pet. Looking after a pet can become a problem if you have to go into hospital for treatment, or into a nursing or residential home if you’re less able to cope because of the cancer or its treatment. This can be a very distressing time, and many pet owners worry about who will look after their pet when they can't, or who will care for their pet if they die.
There are arrangements you can make for your pets while you’re in hospital or if you become unable to look after them.