Chemotherapy for Dogs and Cats in Peoria, IL
Having your pet receive a cancer diagnosis can be a devastating and stressful experience. Even if caught in its earliest stages, the very word ‘cancer’ can induce panic. Whitney Veterinary Hospital in Peoria is fully committed to caring for your pet and helping you both through this difficult situation. As beloved family members, our pets are more than companion animals—they play a significant role in our lives, and deserve the best treatment available. We’re pleased to offer pet oncology and chemotherapy services for dogs and cats to help with pet cancer care for our four-legged patients.
Our Pet Oncology Services
Treating cancer in pets often yields fewer, less extreme side effects and is relatively safer than human cancer treatment. Naturally, the best results can be achieved through early diagnosis and an effective treatment plan that meets all of your pet’s individual needs. Pet oncology services we provide at our animal hospital include:
- Thorough physical examination
- Blood work (cancer staging)
- Lymph node aspirate
- Tissue biopsy
- Chemotherapy (as recommended)
- Surgery (as recommended)
Treatment depends on the individual diagnosis. There are various forms of cancer that can affect our pets, such as:
- Mast cell tumors
How Pet Chemotherapy Works
We will work with U of I or VCA Oncologists to help develop a plan that is right for your pet. We are happy to help with staging and blood work monitoring before, during, and after chemotherapy.
We’re Here for You
Caring for a pet that has cancer is stressful and emotionally draining, but you and your pet don’t have to go through this alone. We’re always here to help you and offer our support in any way that we can. If your pet is having health issues that you suspect could be cancer-related, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (309) 685-4707.