Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Most owners consider their pets to be not only faithful companions but also members of their family. Fifty percent of all dogs over the age of ten will be stricken with cancer each year. Although cancer is a leading cause of death in geriatric pets, many forms can be treated.
When dealing with cancer, many localized tumors can be surgically removed, and in some circumstances, chemotherapy may be appropriate. Dr. Gibson, of Pet Hospitals, has advanced training in Clinical Pathology and the microscopic diagnosis of cancers. In many cases we can do a same day, non invasive needle biopsy to get answers for you and your pet as quickly as possible.
How will my pet respond to chemotherapy? This is a common question among pet owners when facing the difficult decision of whether or not to proceed with treatment. Chemotherapy in pets is administered in a way that gives the pet the best quality of life. At Pet Hospitals in Petal and Hattiesburg, we regulate doses and schedules to keep your pet feeling as normal as possible. Many pet owners are surprised at how well their pet does during and after chemotherapy treatment.