In a dvm360® interview, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), highlighted discrepancies among dog and cat patients when treating lymphoma with chemotherapy.
In an interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)—also known as "Dr Sue Cancer Vet"—imparted that although chemotherapy side effects may vary between canine and feline patients, chemotherapy protocols tend to remain the same.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): When I think about treating dogs and cats with lymphoma, I always want to tell owners that cats tolerate chemotherapy much better than dogs, which may be a surprise to them. So [cats are] less likely to have side effects. But one of these things that we have to remember is that a lot of these cats came in with GI signs—vomiting, diarrhea, changes of appetite—and that is some of the side effects that we can see with chemotherapy, so we have to think about that.