In veterinary oncology, chemotherapy is often recommended to control a pet’s cancer, prolong survival and maintain a good or even excellent quality of life. What risks should clients know about, and what can they expect during the process? This client handout contains insights from Dr. Sue Ettinger, or “Dr. Sue Cancer Vet,” as her clients call her.
The good news? 80% of pets have little to no side effects from chemotherapy treatment. And of the 15 to 20% that do, they are often not severe. So, whew. Still, being prepared for any signs of illness or side effects goes a long way to reassuring clients after a cancer diagnosis. Use this handout, developed by oncologist Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM, to help walk clients through how to care for their pet before, during and after chemotherapy.
2 days ago
💯 How to get the best video at a Rob Thomas concert? Just have Rob Thomas take it for you ♥️
🤩Actually this was my son’s phone. He definitely had the BEST spot in the house
💋 Thank you Rob and your entire band and crew for amazing night. You treat us like family. Hudson (and I) will never forget it
📷 More pics and video in my stories, and to be posted
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💩 Sneak peak for my next vlog 💩
🇨🇦 Your dog and cat's gut health is so important. I just travelled to the Hill’s Global Symposium in Toronto, Canada for a 2 day conference on the microbiome and I am going to tell you why you should care about your pet’s microbiome. (And what that is).
⭐️ And it matters for us people too!
👉🏼 These are my take-home messages:
1️⃣ All probiotics are not created equal
2️⃣ All prebiotics are not created equal
3️⃣ Some dogs and cats will need both
🎦 In the full vlog I cover the all things microbiome including prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics, and fiber.
⭐️Here'e the link: youtu.be/bA3S790y2hQ ⭐️
🤔 DYK our microbiome is shaped by whether we were born by C-section vs vaginal birth, breast fed vs bottle fed, antibiotics we have been on, and our environment?
🧐 DYK our pets and we carry a unique microbiome and will have a similar one with our pets that we live with?
💁♀️ How do we modulate so there are good bacteria and not bad bacteria?
🧠 Our digestive health affects more than just our gut but all our well being, our mood, and there are connections with the health of the kidneys and brain too.
👩🏼⚕️ That is why as a cancer specialist I care about this, and I think you should too. ... See MoreSee Less