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Veterinary chemotherapy side effects
In a dvm360® interview, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), highlighted common side effects of chemotherapy treatment in canine and feline patients.
In an interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, California, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), "Dr Sue Cancer Vet," explained the side effects associated with chemotherapy in veterinary medicine, which is often clients' primary concern with the treatment.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): Some of the other side effects that pet owners ask about is hair loss because we know...people often lose their hair so pet owners often ask me, 'Is my cat going to lose its fur?'. They don't. Sometimes they lose their whiskers, but they will grow back after [chemotherapy]. We talked about GI side effects because [the] GI tract has rapid turnover and then the other side effect we worry about with chemotherapy is [their] white blood cells.