Feline & Canine Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment
At Bixby Animal Clinic, we are equipped with to provide certain treatment plans that help your pet live a healthy life after a cancer diagnosis. Through extensive training and experience, our veterinarians and staff are prepared to offer care to support your pet's wellness.
Symptoms of Cancer
With modern veterinary care, cancer is easily diagnosed, and early treatment can be applied to extend your pet’s quality of life. Feline cancer is less common than canine cancer, but the risk of either can be minimized through early vaccination and spaying or neutering.
Symptoms that indicate cancer in pets include:
- Difficulty making bowel movements or urinating
- Sudden and unexplained collapse
- Trouble breathing
- Unexplained weight loss
How is a Diagnosis Made?
We begin with basic X-rays, blood tests, and chemistry functions, as they can indicate any current health problems. High white blood cell count, low red blood cell count, and changes in kidney and liver function are examined as well. Based on results from these tests, we continue to examine any areas of concern and may refer your pet for a CT scan or MRI.
Another common method of determining cancer is a biopsy, where sample tissue is removed from the affected area and is tested for cancerous cells. Our team will discuss the best method of biopsy with clients before performing the procedure.
Pet Cancer Treatment
For cancer-related treatments, we refer our clients to a trusted specialist who is experienced in cancer treatment for pets.
At Bixby Animal Clinic, we strive to provide the best for all of our patients. To learn more about options for pet cancer treatment, contact our clinic today.