A cancer diagnosis for a cherished pet companion can be devastating. It is a time of uncertainty as you walk this journey of diagnosis and treatment with your best friend and knowing what to expect or how to work through your own feelings can be hard.
During these difficult times, support groups can be tremendously beneficial. Pet owners can draw upon the support and compassion of those who have been in or are going through similar circumstances with their pets. Pet support groups can also help to alleviate isolation by connecting you to others who truly understand when dealing while a pet has cancer.
If your pet needs to have a limb amputated, it can be a stressful time. Sometimes, however, this surgery is the best choice to relieve pain and improve quality of life. For many conditions, including cancers such as osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma, a pet limb amputation can be vital to successful treatment.
Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center wants to be sure that you know what to expect when it comes to pet limb amputation so that you can be prepared to help your pet make a full recovery.
The Days After Surgery
After your pet’s surgery, the amputation site will need to heal. Being prepared to care for your pet will help you navigate the first few weeks more successfully.