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Cancer treatment - chemotherapy safe handling Owner Factsheet

Although it can be frightening to learn that your pet has cancer there have been big advances in the treatment of cancer in animals. Chemotherapy is now a commonplace treatment for cancer in pets. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer it is possible that you will be offered some form of chemotherapy (perhaps alongside surgery or radiation therapy). In many peoples mind the term chemotherapy conjures up frightening images of people suffering with cancer (and the effects of treatment) - however peoples experience of chemotherapy in pets is usually very different.

What is chemotherapy?

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What are the risks from chemotherapy drugs?

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Do I have to give the treatment at home?

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How can I get my pet to take the treatment?

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Is my pet a danger to me if it is on chemotherapy?

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