animal health

Written and reviewed by board-certified veterinarians, find animal care advice and information for companion, exotic, equine, and livestock animals.

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Pet cancer treatment options: chemotherapy

Chemotherapy may be used to treat cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, to treat cancer that cannot be treated with surgery or radiation therapy alone, or when it may enhance the effectiveness of these treatments.

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Common cancers in cats

One in five cats will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Just like with people, some cancers are more common than others.

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Common cancers in dogs

One in four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it’s the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age.

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Lymphoma in dogs

Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs today, accounting for up to 24% of all new canine cancers.

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Is amputation the only treatment option for dogs with bone cancer?

While most dogs will have an excellent quality of life with an amputation, for dogs who are not good candidates or for owners who are opposed to having an amputation done for their companion, there are other options to treat the tumor while preserving the limb and its function.

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