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When your beloved pet falls victim to cancer it is hard on everyone involved. As your mobile vet in Los Angeles, we want to help you through the process of working towards making your furry friend cancer free. When you decide to pursue chemotherapy as a course of action it is important to understand the side effects that come with it. Here are a few things you can expect:

  • Vomiting
    • Withhold food and water for 12 hours, and then offer small amounts of water. If you pet does not vomit after drinking the water, offer small amounts of bland foods such as boiled chicken or boiled hamburger with white rice. If still no vomiting, gradually reintroduce the pet’s normal diet in about three days.
  • Diarrhea
    • Give your pet bland, easily digestible foods. If your pet is not vomiting, fresh water should always be available.
  • Low White Blood Cell Count
    • The white blood cell count is expected to drop below normal after treatment, but should return to normal by the next treatment date. This should not cause a problem unless it drops too low. If this happens the body will have a difficult time fighting off infection and should be monitored closely.
  • Bladder Irritation
    • Certain anti-cancer drugs can cause irritation in the bladder. The irritation can cause the urine to bloody and may appear to be uncomfortable for your pet. If this happens your pet can be treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

Helping your pet during this difficult time doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you remain informed on how to make it easier for them and you. Advanced technologies give your beloved family member a better chance than ever before. With a positive attitude and our services we can show cancer who’s boss.



As pets get older, the bond between them and their human caregivers grows stronger. In this millennium, cancer will touch one in every three people and over half of their senior pets. Organ failure will claim the lives of the other half of senior pets. It is time to rethink how the profession will help pet owners face the final days with a terminally ill best friend. Most pet owners have preconceived notions about cancer and its treatment. Obvious biases and ingrained feelings regarding cancer may cause a negative approach towards its treatment in geriatric pets. Mobile vet in Los Angeles and their professional staff can help with cancer screening and treatment that is right for you situation.

If the pet’s illness can’t be treated due to financial constraints or a logistical problem, it is still a matter of good professional service to compassionately provide advice and home care giving instructions. When a treated pet’s cancer has recurred, if it is resistant to further treatment or if the pet is in the terminal stages of cancer, in-home hospice care is a wonderful next step that keeps pet and caregiver comfortably close to their nest. A well conceptualized, creative, palliative pet hospice for pet owners may be the very best care that medicine can offer to support the people pet bond. Our veterinarians and staff can kindly and respectfully help sustain a quality life for the terminal pet during the last days of the people pet bond. We know the decision is devastating because no matter what the outcome is the same. Let us try to make it a little easier.

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