Client handout: FAQ about chemotherapy in pets

May 13, 2019
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker and book author. She is one of about 300 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and is currently practicing at the VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center in the Wappingers Falls, New York.

Provide this handout to prepare veterinary clients for what they may face when their pets receive cancer treatment.

In veterinary oncology, if chemotherapy is recommended to treat a pet's cancer, it is understandable that the client will have questions and concerns. When do we recommend chemotherapy? How is it administered to dogs and cats? How does chemotherapy work? What are the side effects? 

This client handout contains insights from Dr. Sue Ettinger, or “Dr. Sue Cancer Vet,” as her clients call her. Download it now.

To give your client some visual ressurance, you can direct them to Dr. Ettinger's YouTube channel where there are videos of chemotherapy being administered to dogs.

Other relevant handouts by Dr. Ettinger:

Helping a pet through chemo at home

FAQ about metronomic chemotherapy