Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells or slow their growth, with the goal of prolonging a pet’s life and improving its quality of life.
We understand that a cancer diagnosis for your pet can be overwhelming. Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff are here to support you and your pet throughout the entire chemotherapy process.
Before starting chemotherapy, our veterinarians will perform a complete physical exam and may recommend diagnostic tests to determine the extent of your pet’s cancer. They will then create an individualized treatment plan that takes into account the type of cancer, the stage of the disease, and your pet’s overall health. Chemotherapy treatments may be given orally or intravenously depending on the type of cancer and the drugs used.
While chemotherapy can have side effects in pets, they are generally well-tolerated, and our team will closely monitor your pet’s health during treatment. Some common side effects of chemotherapy in pets include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and lethargy. Our veterinarians may prescribe medication to manage these side effects and improve your pet’s comfort during treatment.