When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, chemotherapy treatment may be offered as a possible treatment option. The thought of putting a pet through chemotherapy can be frightening for some pet owners; particularly those who may have seen family or friends suffer through the side effects of chemo, or even experienced those side effects themselves.
However, human cancer treatment differs from veterinary cancer treatment because our goal is tipped toward maximizing quality of life rather than survival. Chemotherapy for dogs and cats typically does not cause them to lose their fur or develop severe nausea. Pets might have a few “off” days between treatments, but otherwise should maintain normal energy levels. Our veterinarians will work to balance maximum potency with minimal side effects.
Our veterinarians regularly consult with some of the leading Oncology specialists to develop the best chemotherapy protocol for your pet.