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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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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital