Chemotherapy and surgical cancer treatment is available onsite with protocols individually advised and designed by cancer specialists, based on the patient and the specific cancer diagnosis.
While a daunting prospect, animals experiencing some form of cancer is a common reality that many pets may face, especially in their later years of life.
Animal cancer can arise due to a variety of factors. Some of these may be a genetic predisposition of the animal or exposure to carcinogens, stress, and a variety of other unknown factors that may also contribute to the development and exacerbation of cancer cells in your pet’s body.
What do our animal oncology services cover?
While we will need to inspect your pet’s particular case in order to gauge their level of need, our oncology services cover a wide array of issues that are common in pets.
Some commonly found cancers which we have experience in treating include:
- Tissue cancers that affect muscle, bone and organs
- Legions or tumours that may require simple removal
- Cancers that affect the cell
- Skin cancers brought on by high exposure to the sun (of which may manifest in a tumour)
- Leukaemia in pets that affect the blood
- Brain tumours
Chemotherapy and surgical cancer treatment is available onsite with protocols individually advised and designed by cancer vets, based on the patient and the specific cancer diagnosis.
When will help from an animal oncologist be needed?
There are many signs that your pet may be experiencing an early form of cancer, which should result in assistance from a specialist as soon as possible. Some of the signs to look out for include:
- Loss of appetite
- Physical lumps and bumps forming on or under your pet’s skin
- Abdominal swelling or even sudden weight loss
- Signs of pain via whimpering
- Depression or lack of movement
- Uncharacteristic lethargy
- Uncharacteristic discharge of fluids from body
Book an appointment today
While it’s always unnerving to have a pet experience any form of cancer, our team at Kirrawee Vets is here to help. With years of experience and expertise in helping animals improve their quality of life, we’re here to assist you and your pet in facing the challenge head on. We endeavour to provide the best possible outcome for your family.
Please book an appointment via phone on (02) 9521 6422 or leave your details with us on our contact page and we’ll get in touch as soon as we can.