Experienced in Cancer Care
& Treatments for Dogs & Cats

Pet Cancer Treatment

Nothing causes more anxiety and fear in pet owners than a diagnosis of cancer. The professionals at Animal Care Center have years of experience successfully treating cancer in dogs and cats.

We have introduced a diagnostic cancer blood test, for rapid and accurate results. This blood test is for a variety of cancers and detects malignant cell growth in the bloodstream. It can be less costly than any other diagnostic tests.

Humane & Reasonable Cancer Care

When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, most owners have a lot of questions about the prognosis, their options for treatment, and quality of life for their special companion. At Animal Care Center, our experience in treating cancer offers a few fundamental insights for concerned pet owners:

What Cancer Isn’t:

  • Scary —We take away the fear with honest dialog, accurate information, a detailed treatment plan, and support for pets and owners.
  • Expensive —We keep prices down by treating cancer in house; every treatment option and cost is presented to you with recommendations based on your financial, and emotional, needs.

What Cancer Is:

  • Treatable —Every day, new successful treatments become available for pets.
  • Comfortable —Our pets tolerate treatments such as chemotherapy with fewer side effects than humans, and our pain management program is custom designed for the specific needs of each patient

We create a treatment plan that focuses on wellbeing and quality of life, for both the patient and the pet owner. Many of our patients recover fully from cancer. Those that must live with the disease, because they do not respond to or cannot tolerate treatments, are maintained in comfort for as long as humanely possible.

Cancer Treatment

The most common forms of treatment implemented at our hospital include surgery and chemotherapy.

  • Surgery —We surgically remove cancerous masses or tumors; laser surgery can further enhance success due to its increased precision, as well as reduced bleeding, inflammation, and tissue damage.
  • Chemotherapy —The patient is given chemotherapy drugs, usually intravenously, designed to kill rapidly reproducing cancer cells without damaging healthy cells; most pet patients do not experience severe side effects like nausea and hair loss.

Many pets that have an early diagnosis recuperate fully after treatment. Regular wellness care, with annual or twice annual veterinary visits and exams, is your pet’s first defense against cancer. Caught early, cancer is treatable and often curable in dogs and cats.

Ten Common Signs of Cancer in Small Animals

You know your pet. If you see any of the following symptoms between wellness visits, contact our hospital at once.

  1. Increased water intake/consumption.
  2. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.
  3. Weight loss and/or change in the shape of head muscles.
  4. Loss of appetite.
  5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.
  6. Offensive odor.
  7. Difficulty eating or swallowing.
  8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.
  9. Persistent lameness or stiffness.
  10. Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating.

This list of the most common signs of pet cancer is provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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This place is AMAZING!!! The Doctors, the staff... What an extraordinary team! Their expertise in the services they offer is incredible, anything that you need, they can take care of!

By far the best Vet we have seen! They remember me and my dog unlike many of the vets offices that I have visited just as frequently.

If I could give more than five stars to the staff at Animal Care Center ... I would! Dr. Pam and her staff are just amazing, which is something I hadn't seen with our previous Vet.

The best and most well-informed vet we've ever been to, we have more confidence in this team than anywhere else we've been. They did miracles for our big dog through the physical therapy and rehabilitation.

This clinic has some of the most high-tech treatment options available, right up to physical therapy for dogs! I have never been to a veterinarian that is as caring and concerned in my life, and I have been to MANY. I am a client for life!

I like that we always learn more about how to be better pet owners. Having had many vets over the past 20 years, I can say that the care for my pets, knowledge of and use of up to date procedures, friendly front desk staff and smart and kind vets make this an excellent place to get the best possible care for your pets.

I will never take my dogs anywhere else! All the doctors are down to earth and truly care about my pets. They have such a comfortable environment from the moment you walk in the front doors.

Dr. Pam is AMAZING and her colleagues and staff are some of the most wonderful caretakers for my furry kids. The atmosphere is welcome to animals and pets of all sizes and ages. I highly recommend the Animal Care Center.

I can't say enough good things about this clinic! The kindness and compassion they showed me far exceeded my expectations.

  • AAHA Acredited
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • american association of feline practitioners
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Animal Care Center does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your pet’s veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.