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Chemotherapy for Dogs

No one wants to think about the possibility of their pet being afflicted with cancer. Unfortunately, as your pet ages, the risk of developing some forms of cancer increases. The good news is that, depending on the form of this disease, there are many methods of diagnosis and treatment that can give a good quality of life.

Some forms of cancer may be treated with surgical removal and/or chemotherapy. In others, the goal may be to manage the effects of cancer and treat to alleviate pain. Dr. Morin and Dr. Buller have experience in certain types of chemotherapy, which can be provided on-site. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, we take the time to go over the diagnosis, the treatment options, and the potential side effects. Together with you, we help to decide on the best course of treatment. If needed, we will recommend a referral to a specialist.

What is chemotherapy for dogs?

When the diagnosis of cancer touches your family, we understand that you need to know all your pet’s options. At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, we offer a team approach to diagnosis, management and treatment of many types of cancer. We offer advanced non- invasive diagnostic techniques, soft tissue surgery and some chemotherapy on-site. At our hospital, our main goal with respect to cancer treatment is offering your pet quality of life. In these situations, you are your pet’s partner. Our goal is to reduce suffering while assisting with these difficult decisions.

How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?

Vascular ports are permanent catheters that are placed into a blood vessel and hidden under the skin. They are placed in pets that require frequent intravenous treatments.


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