Monthly Archives March 2018

Giving Pets a Second Chance with Chemotherapy

Having a beloved pet be diagnosed with cancer is a painful blow. We know how stressful and scary these situations can be, which is why we do everything we can to comfort anxious owners and give their pets the kindest, highest-quality treatment possible. Every life is precious, and there is always hope that things will get better. Just ask Bart, one of our recent success stories!

Bart’s Story

Bart is an amazing boy who first came to see our team at AVIM&O in July of 2017 after being diagnosed with lymphoma. He and his mom were understandably nervous when they first came in, and now they are like part of the family. We soon started Bart on chemotherapy for his lymphoma, and he has never looked back!

Bart went into remission almost immediately and remains there today. He has tolerated his therapy very well, and has taken several trips with his family while on treatment. We celebrated Bart’s last chemotherapy treatment on Valentine’s Day and we couldn’t be happier for him and his family!

-Dr. Silver, DVM, DACVIM – Oncology

What You Should Know

We offer injectable and oral chemotherapy medications. Whichever one your pet receives will depend on their health history and the type of cancer they have. Please see our oncology and chemotherapy page.

If we recommend chemotherapy treatment for your pet, you may be comforted to know that chemotherapy causes fewer side effects in pets than it does in people. Your oncologist will be happy to address your concerns in more detail. Furthermore, you can expect nothing but support and understanding from our team as you and your pet begin this process.