02 Jun Dog owners’ reluctance surrounding chemotherapy for their pets
In a dvm360® interview, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), explains why pet parents are often hesitant about chemotherapy for their dogs
This video is sponsored by Jaguar Health.
During the Take C.H.A.R.G.E. event in New York City, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)—also known as “Dr Sue Cancer Vet”—sat down for a dvm360® interview accompanied by Lisa Conte, president, founder, and CEO of Jaguar Health. In this interview, Ettinger discussed why chemotherapy side effects may play a role in why dog owners refuse chemotherapy for their pets. Additionally, she emphasizes the importance of prescribing drugs to manage the side effects of this treatment.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): We need these [chemotherapy side effect] medications to minimize changes in appetite, decrease nausea and vomiting, if [dogs] develop diarrhea to get them back to normal work quickly. So yes, these medications, they’re not life saving, but they’re life saving because they allow the pets to stay on therapy longer.