Client handout: Helping a pet through chemo at home

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.

Guide veterinary clients through the chemotherapy process using this helpful tool.

The good news? 80% of pets have little to no side effects from chemotherapy treatment. And when side effects do occur, 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. Download it now.

To give your clients some visual reassurance, 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:

FAQ about chemotherapy in pets

FAQ about metronomic chemotherapy