Care and Treatment for Pets With Cancer

Can pets with cancer be treated effectively? Yes, they most certainly can.

In fact, today we have more options—and more hope—for cats and dogs diagnosed with cancer than ever before. Many pets with cancer can even be cured of their disease. Others may live with cancer while maintaining a good, even excellent quality of life.

Your Pet’s Treatment Options

While we want to ensure that you have as much time as possible with your pet after a cancer diagnosis, we believe your pet’s quality of life is the most important consideration in choosing a course of treatment. During your initial consultation with our veterinary oncologist, we’ll examine your pet, perform any appropriate diagnostic testing, and explain your pet’s treatment options. Together, we’ll decide on the plan that makes the most sense for your pet as well as for your family’s personal and financial situation.

The Types of Cancer We Treat:

At Guardian Veterinary Specialists, we diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers—both common and rare—in dogs and cats, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma (soft-tissue cancer)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers including stomach, esophagus and colon
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Hepatocellular (liver) cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mammary cancer
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Nasal tumors
  • Nerve sheath cancer
  • Oral tumors
  • Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
  • Squamous cell (skin) cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

The Pet Cancer Care Services We Offer

  • The latest, most advanced chemotherapy protocols for dogs and cats.
  • Molecular tumor profiling enables us to tailor treatment to your pet’s genetic makeup
  • A melanoma vaccine that helps extend survival in dogs
  • Stelfonta, an intratumoral injection for mast cell tumors (alternative to surgery)