If I had a choice to be a dog or a human needing to receive chemotherapy, I would choose to be a dog. While I may not live as long, great quality of life would be a priority in my care. Living life should always be about being able to enjoy life, not about staying alive
Chemotherapy is a word that creates an instant emotional response in everyone. Chances are that you, or someone you know, have experienced chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The debilitating nausea and vomiting, the lack of energy, total loss of hair, poor quality of life…these are instant thoughts when asked to consider chemotherapy for your pet. However, in veterinary medicine we have a different approach. For animals receiving chemotherapy good quality-of-life while fighting the cancer for the patient is a priority. Doses of drugs and treatment schedules are calculated to minimize discomfort to the patient, while providing the most effective defense against the cancer. As a result, most people are pleasantly surprised at how well their pets feel while undergoing chemotherapy.