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Dog Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for Dogs

Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs – this may help to prolong a patient’s life or improve their quality of life.

What is chemotherapy for dogs?


Chemotherapy in companion animals aims to promote a better quality of life rather than prolonging their life.

What are some common side effects of chemotherapy for dogs?


In general, most dogs tolerate chemotherapy must better than human patients. Some of the side effects that may occur are vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and a lower white blood cell count. Most times these side effects only last for one to two days.

How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?


Chemotherapy is usually delivered usually intravenously but is sometimes done orally. The type depends on the type of cancer and the drug chosen to treat it.

What is the cost of canine chemotherapy?


We usually refer to the Oncologist for chemotherapy. During your consultation with them, they would go over the treatment plan with you.

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