Diagnosing and Treating Cancer in Your Pet
Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital offers oncology services including cancer screening, chemotherapy, and surgery. Our veterinarians will provide you with information about your pet’s condition and discuss which proven treatment options will most benefit your pet. Although we do not have a veterinary oncologist on staff, all of our doctors are trained to evaluate cancer of all animals and can diagnose and treat many diseases and injuries. In some cases, we may recommend that you consult an oncology specialist and will provide you with a referral.
There are more oncology options than ever before, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, nutritional support, and clinical trials. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your pet. We want to assure you that our primary goal is to enhance your pet’s quality of life and provide the most appropriate treatment solutions to fight the disease.
Read more about cancer care in pets from the American Animal Hospital Association.
Ten Common Signs of Cancer in Small Animals
The American Veterinary Medical Association offers these common signs of cancer in pets:
- Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
- Sores that do not heal
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
- Offensive odor
- Difficulty eating or swallowing
- Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
- Persistent lameness or stiffness
- Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating
If you see any of these symptoms in your pet, contact Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital immediately.