Dog owners dread hearing the word cancer, but it does not always mean a death sentence. New technology in veterinary medicine provides owners with options in treating and fighting this disease.
Certain cancers are more responsive to chemotherapy alone, while other cancers are successfully treated with surgery or radiation therapy. With guidance from their veterinarians, pet owners can decide which treatment method is best for their dogs condition and stage of disease.
For many people, the thought of their beloved pet going through chemotherapy can evoke feelings of uneasiness, but the intensity of canine treatments is less aggressive than those given to human cancer patients. Dogs typically show few side effects and many appear to feel well during and after the treatment.
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