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Chemotherapy for Dogs

What is chemotherapy for dogs?


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.

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Last updated: July 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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