Dr. Tom Rohrer, a board member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, says that the drug is "a very safe, very effective medication that prevents skin cancer -- stops the pre-skin cancerous lesions before they become skin cancer -- in lots of Americans."
But he also notes that in lieu of the FDA's warning, "We will have to make special recommendations to keep it away from pets. And to wash their hands before petting their pets."
Until further investigation into the issue can be conducted, the FDA recommends pet-parents using the cream take the following precautions:
- Carefully dispose of cloth applicators used to apply the cream
- Ensure furniture and clothing are residue-free
- Thoroughly wash hands after exposure to the cream
- Cover treated skin to reduce the possible transfer to pets
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