At Cobequid Animal Hospital we know that a healthy pet is a happy pet. That’s why our team of trained professionals offer the highest quality care for your furry friend. Our staff treats every pet as if they were our own. We provide care ranging from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.
The health needs of a pet are diverse, so we are equipped with a variety of tools and expertise at our disposal. We provide basic preventive and treatment tools (e.g., examinations, parasite prevention, nutrition) to advanced diagnostics (e.g., radiology, ultrasonography, in-house blood chemistry testing), and treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, acupuncture).
Successful treatment relies upon an accurate diagnosis. The examination can reveal much about your pet’s current condition but often more in-depth approaches are required. We have on hand several diagnostic tools to assess the functioning of your pet’s internal organs:
- Laboratory Testing
Ultrasound is commonly used in monitoring pregnancies, identifying growths or tumors, and verifying the proper functioning of major organs such as the heart.
We frequently receive referrals for ultrasonography from other practices.
Chemotherapy is an option for many animals faced with the devastating diagnosis of cancer. Chemotherapy is generally a palliative procedure, although some cancers are much more sensitive to the chemo and can achieve a cure.
In veterinary medicine, we are not giving the high toxic doses of drugs that are given in human medicine, attempting to destroy the cancers. In veterinary medicine, we give therapeutic doses of chemo to extend the animal’s life, and to give the animal a better quality of life, but we don’t necessarily expect to reach a cure.
Because of this, animals do not experience nausea frequently associated with chemotherapy – such as vomiting or diarrhea – nor do they experience hair loss. Animals generally handle chemotherapy very well and tend to have very few side effects, if any at all! Most chemotherapy drugs are given intravenously, but some are given orally.
If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, chemotherapy may be worth your consideration – it can help to extend the time and quality of life for your pet, and therefore for you as well.
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