There’s no doubt that one of the most frightening things a pet owner can hear is that their animal companion has cancer. Sykesville Veterinary Clinic is equipped to provide diagnosis and treatment in many cases, and works with local oncology specialists to provide chemotherapy for dogs, cats and ferrets. For more severe cases, we can walk you through, and help you decide on the best option for your pet and family.
Chemotherapy can be effective in decreasing tumor sizes and prolonging the lifespan of pets. The specific type of chemotherapy treatment will depend on your pet and the type of cancer he or she has.
You should be aware before choosing chemotherapy for your pet that this treatment will not completely cure your pet of cancer. It also may have some side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea and bone marrow suppression. However, chemotherapy may enable your pet to be more comfortable.
It’s important to know that should your pet contract cancer, it is not automatically a terminal diagnosis. Sykesville Veterinary Clinic is a compassionate resource and can offer hope and healing in many cases.