Like people, many pets may develop cancer at some point in their lives. Some cancers can be removed through surgery alone, while others may require more extensive forms of therapy. Although we are not board certified oncologists, we do have experience administering chemotherapy to pets with lymphoma and other forms of cancer. Not all cancers will respond to chemotherapy; talk to our doctors to determine if your pet's cancer can be treated with chemotherapy.
Most pets respond very well to chemotherapy. Very few lose their coat and the side effects we see are mostly minor and consist of primarily nausea and diarrhea. If gastrointestinal upset proves to be problematic, we can pretreat with medications to alleviate these side effects.
In some cases, referral to a university veterinary teaching hospital may be indicated for radiation or other advanced treatment options.