Chemotherapy for Dogs

What is chemotherapy for dogs?

Chemotherapy is a term given to a group of drugs that have the ability to kill cancer cells in dogs. Diagnosis and consultation with your veterinarian will lead to a chemotherapy protocol tailored to meet the specific needs of your dog.

Will chemotherapy make my pet sick?

Some dogs may be sensitive to the chemotherapy drugs if there are GI upset we are able to tailor the treatment plan to help with the issue.

What are some common side effects of chemotherapy for dogs?

The side effects most commonly experienced in dogs and cats receiving chemotherapy involve the gastrointestinal tract and the bone marrow. Regular blood testing prior to the administration of chemotherapy drugs is a very important part of the protocol.

How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?

Chemotherapy drugs can be administered orally or through intravenous.

What is the cost of canine chemotherapy?

The cost of chemotherapy can be determined once a treatment plan is created for your dog. Please call our hospital for more information.

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