Veterinary Cancer Care and Treatment
“Cancer” is a word no one ever wants to hear from the mouth of their veterinarian. We recognize that cancer is a scary diagnosis, do not give up hope. At Anderson Animal Hospital, we are here to help you transition from shock and sadness over a cancer diagnosis to be able to take an active role in managing your pet’s disease. There are almost always therapies that can be done to help no matter where your dog or cat is in their stage of cancer. Our veterinary team can suggest a wide variety of treatments in addition to chemotherapy, and/or surgery. Depending on your pet's diagnosis, pets can benefit from pain management, antinausea medications, immunotherapy, and special diets. There are many tools to help provide the best quality of life for your pet; we are here to empower you with information so you can explore your options and make the best decision for your beloved pet.
Just like people, pets also need oncologists to help and diagnose cancer and give treatment for the same. From surgery to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy, our veterinary cancer care in Winnipeg are equipped to provide comprehensive treatment for pets suffering from cancer.
If you’re noticing changes in your pet’s behavior or a lump in their body, schedule a consultation with our Cancer Care Veterinarian in Winnipeg for a diagnosis and treatment options.
Four Signs Your Pet May Have Cancer
Has your pet recently been behaving differently? As a pet owner, observe these following signs in your pet. Some of the signs could be indication they have cancer.
- Drastic change in weight – Even when there is no change in the diet plan and yet your pet is either gaining or losing weight, it could be a sign of illness. There could be a tumor in the stomach.
- Appetite issues – If your pet’s appetite has increased or decreased drastically, it could be a sign of cancer.
- Check for lumps – If you find lumps or abnormal swelling in your pet’s body, make a note of it. You may usually find them near shoulders, armpits or on legs. It is a sign that the lymph is growing over time.
- Difficulty in breathing – If your pet finds it difficult to breathe or swallow food, it might be because of a tumor in the mouth or neck region blocking airways and esophagus.