Treating Dog and Cat Cancer with Chemotherapy in Montgomery, AL

Dogs, cats, and various other pet species can get cancer just like humans can. Because our pets tend to conceal signs of illness and pain until the symptoms become severe, it can be difficult to catch cancer in dogs and cats at an early stage. At Montgomery Veterinary Associates, we are able to provide pet chemotherapy to improve your companion’s quality of life and chances of remission. A pet’s cancer diagnosis is never easy to handle, but treatment is possible.
Have any health concerns about your pet? Are you concerned they might have cancer?

How Does Chemotherapy Work for Dogs and Cats?

During treatment, your pet is given an injection of specially formulated medication to destroy cancer cells in their body. Pet chemotherapy functions similar to human chemotherapy, but the effects of treatment, which are often quite severe in humans, are less debilitating in pets. Many dogs and cats are able to function well while they’re being treated with chemotherapy, though some nausea and inappetence can be expected.

Can I Prevent Cancer in My Pet?

Some cancers can be prevented. Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce or prevent certain reproductive cancers, such as uterine cancer (females) and testicular cancer (males).

It’s also important to be proactive about keeping your pet healthy by committing to annual wellness visits. Our veterinarians can examine your pet thoroughly and run blood work to screen for signs of disease. Early detection of disease processes is critical to successfully treating them and minimizing any debilitating effects in your pet.

Potential Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

At an early stage, cancer is not easy to detect. Your pet might behave just a little differently, eating less or sleeping more often. Some notable changes might include:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • An unusual lump/bump under the skin
  • Sores that don’t heal
Contact Montgomery Veterinary Associates right away if your pet is exhibiting any of these signs.

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