Not too long ago, having a pet diagnosed with cancer meant the end was probably not far off.
With today’s treatment advances, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital knows that pets with cancer have a
much better chance.
Cancer is a group of diseases that are characterized by abnormal cells growing out of control.
It can cause tumors that may invade surrounding tissues and even spread to other organs throughout
your pet’s body. The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the quicker we can begin treatment.
We use several kinds of tests to detect this disease:
to check for enzymes that may indicate a tumor
may find blood or suggest the presence of cancer in the bladder
to remove a piece of tissue for examination by a veterinary pathologist
for visual examination of cells under the microscope
such as ultrasound and X-rays, to determine the extent of cancer in the body and locate
You may choose to take your pet to a veterinary cancer specialist or oncologist, or you may opt
to have treatments and/or surgery done here. We will work with you to develop an appropriate protocol for
chemotherapy treatments that can be done on an outpatient basis. Every step of the way, we will
explain what we are doing and why. You will, as always, be an important member of your pet’s care