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Chemotherapy Services for Pets

Navigating your pet’s cancer diagnosis can be stressful and difficult. Chemotherapy might be one of the treatment options we’ll suggest to support your pet. Your furry friend is in good hands, since our kind and compassionate team is well-versed in effectively delivering chemotherapy. Regardless of any emotions you might be feeling throughout this process, know you are not alone.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a combination of medicines working together to fight cancer cells in your pet’s body. It helps pets maintain a better quality of life, like when cancer spreads throughout various parts of their bodies. Our veterinary team is dedicated to help you and your furry friend enjoy as many days together as possible with the help of this medicine. Depending on the specific chemotherapy medicine, they’re administered in a few different forms. Your pet could receive a pill to take orally or an injection. If you’d like to discuss your treatment options with our veterinary team, please contact us at 204.488.1843.

How does it work?

Based on your furry family member’s type of cancer, our team will create the best chemotherapy treatment plan to meet their needs. The goal of chemotherapy is a little different for pets than humans. Since there is no cure for cancer yet, it is the best course of action to help slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells. The medicine targets the growing cells and stops them from multiplying as quickly. We might pair it with other treatment methods like radiation or surgery.

How will the treatment affect my pet?

When your pet first starts their treatment, we monitor them closely to ensure the medicine is working well and not too hard on their body. Since pet chemotherapy is less intensive than the medicine humans receive, the side effects aren’t as harsh. Side effects you can look out for are:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Decreased energy
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea