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Chemo for Canine Osteosarcoma is Nothing to Fear, Says Sarge

Chemotherapy for canine osteosarcoma sounds scarier than it really is. Just ask Sarge and his fabulous veterinarian  Dr. Aaron Heintz, DVM of Wedgewood Pet Clinic in Oklahoma City. Dr. Heintz was totally cool allowing Sarge’s Mom to share these chemo treatment videos. He even took time to explain the entire process in Sarge’s blog post, “Dr. Heintz DVM walks us through a chemo treatment with Sarge.

Chemotherapy Videos of a Dog with Osteosarcoma

Sarge is about to show you that chemotherapy is nothing to be afraid of. With a great vet like Dr. Heintz and your good attitude, your pet can conquer osteosarcoma chemo. Here’s what it looks like:

Step 1: Pre-Chemotherapy Blood Draw

Step 2: Dr. Heintz Explains Chemo for Osteosarcoma

Step 3: Preparing the IV

Step 4: Medications Before Chemotherapy

Step 5: Giving IV Fluids

Step 6: Injecting Carboplatin Chemo Drug

Step 7: Relax and Get Spoiled

As you can see, chemotherapy for pets with cancer is a much different than it is for people. Animals don’t usually have bad side effects like nausea or losing hair and most bounce back quickly. Consult with a board-certified veterinary oncologist to learn if your dog or cat is a good candidate for chemotherapy to fight cancer.

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