Veterinary medicine has come a long way in recent years, and that includes the area of pet cancer treatment. There are many options available to pet owners for treating and managing cancer in pets. These options make it to plan ahead and to choose the best course of action for your beloved companion.
Preparing For Pet Cancer Treatment
In planning a pet’s cancer therapy, we utilize different approaches based on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed. Pets can receive many of the same types of cancer treatments as humans, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy and additional emerging therapies.
From teaching your child to ride a bike to readying them for the first day of school, and so much in between, the death of a pet is by far one of the hardest situations for parents to explain to their children.
The loss of a pet is sometimes a child’s first introduction to death. Not only is it interwoven with deep sadness and grief, but also confusion – What is death? Where did my pet go? When can I see them again? This turmoil can also be complicated by your own distress and grief, and whether the death was sudden or after a lengthy illness.
To support you in this difficult time, your friends at Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center have some recommendations for helping your children through this difficult time.