Veterinary Chemotherapy Services For Your Pet
At Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital, we understand that cancer is a word no pet owner wants to hear in connection with his or her beloved pet’s health. However, cancer is a diagnosis that seems to have become almost commonplace in today’s society, affecting humans as well as our canine and feline companions.
Fortunately, veterinary cancer treatment has been greatly improved in recent years, and safe effective medications have been developed giving your pet the greatest opportunity for recovery. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, our experienced veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine the best treatment for a positive outcome. If our evaluation indicates that surgery or chemotherapy would extend your pet’s life and help provide a good quality of life, we are equipped and qualified to offer those services.
Cancer is not always a terminal disease. As with any disease state, early detection and treatment is important in achieving the best outcome. Yearly wellness exams and blood work can often help uncover certain types of cancer before treatment becomes extensive.
Serving pet owners at two locations in Montgomery and Pike Road, Alabama, Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital is here to meet all of your pet's health care needs.
How We Support You:
- Top Veterinary Cancer Treatments in Pike Road, AL
- A Compassionate Team
- Experienced and Knowledgeable Staff
How Does Chemotherapy Work?
Chemotherapy drugs attack cells in the process of growth and division in your pet. These drugs may work through many different mechanisms, such as damaging a cell's genetic material (DNA) or preventing the cell from dividing.
However, chemotherapeutic drugs cannot distinguish between malignant cancer cells and normal cells. This means that rapidly dividing cells are potentially sensitive to veterinary specific chemotherapy. Fortunately, these healthy tissues continue to grow and repair themselves, so the injury caused by chemotherapy is rarely permanent.
What Are the Typical Side Effects of Veterinary Chemotherapy?
When you think of chemotherapy in humans, you probably think of nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and fatigue. However, in animals, these side effects can be mild. Compared to people who receive chemotherapy, animals experience fewer and less severe side effects because we use lower doses of drugs and do not combine as many drugs as in human medicine.
To learn more about if your pet needs veterinary specific chemotherapy in Pike Road please call us today!