Chemotherapy

Cancer is a very common illness that affects mostly senior domestic pets. Over 50% of geriatric pets will have some form of cancer. Fortunately treatments can be given to ease the pain of cancer and possibly cure it. The staff at Riverview Animal Hospital is pleased to offer the latest medicines and treatments for cancer available on the market. One of these treatments is chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the slow injection of medicine over time designed to kill cancer cells. Humans associate chemotherapy with extreme sickness and hair loss, however in animals these side effects do not usually happen. In fact, your pet should show no ill effects from chemotherapy treatment. Doses and schedules are outlined to keep your pet from feeling sick--in fact you will be surprised at how well your pet does during and after treatment.