Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Chemotherapy is a term given to a group of drugs that have the ability to kill cancer cells in dogs. The specific medication or combination of medications will depend on the type of cancer your dog has, as well as his overall health. Your pet will be monitored to ensure that the treatment is working well with minimal side effects. If not, the vet might try another drug or change the dosage and frequency.
Will chemotherapy make my pet sick?
Dogs seem to do very well with chemotherapy. They can occasionally have some gastric upset or allergic reaction which we can treat accordingly.
What are some common side effects of chemotherapy for dogs?
Although side effects are relatively uncommon, some dogs will experience a decreased appetite, vomiting or diarrhea. As chemotherapy is depressing your dog’s immune system, they are also at a higher risk of secondary illnesses.
How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?
Most chemotherapy medications are delivered intravenously (into a vein) as an in-clinic procedure. There are certain protocols that include oral chemotherapeutic drugs that can be administered at home.
What is the cost of canine chemotherapy?
The cost of chemotherapy is very dependent on the pet’s size, chemotherapy protocol, and route of administration. Quotes are given on a case by case basis.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-893-1360. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit, we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. Currently, we prefer not to take cash.
Our online store is available to have your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team