The approach to Chemotherapy for our animals is WWWWAAAAYYYY different compared to human chemo. Our goals in Veterinary Medicine are primarily focused on “quality of life,” compared to heroic measures fo maximize longevity such as in human medicine. We limit chemotherapy protocols to only the most effective and with the fewest side effects. In fact, if all goes as planned, our goal is that our patients don’t ever know they have cancer or chemotherapy! Usually patients who do know they have cancer and do not feel great from the cancer, feel better, rather than worse after chemo.
Charlie, below, just wonders why he gets so many treats these days from Happy Paws.