Hunter Animal Hospital
Hunter Animal Hospital Hunter Animal Hospital Monday - Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 1PM
Sunday & Major Holidays Closed
5246 W. 3500 S.
West Valley City, UT 84120
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Hunter Animal Hospital

Oncology

Cancer Care for your Beloved Pet

At Hunter Animal Hospital, we know a diagnosis of cancer in your beloved pet can be devastating news. But there is hope. Hunter Animal Hospital offers a variety of treatment options to treat your whole pet, not just the cancer.

We treat cancer in pets with many of the same therapies and drugs that prove successful in treating cancer in humans. Unlike humans, pets often do not experience the same negative side effects from cancer treatment, such as hair loss and nausea. Pets often remain happy and upbeat throughout the course of treatment.

We will evaluate your dog or cat’s case and discuss with you the different treatment options we feel you have for your pet. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and potential side effect of each therapeutic option. Most importantly, we will discuss the quality of life of your pet when discussing the different treatment options with you. We will answer all of your questions and help you keep your family pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Ten Common Signs of Cancer:

According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, the ten common signs of cancer in small animals are:

  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating.

If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, please bring your pet to us for an examination. Various tests such as blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound or biopsies can be helpful in diagnosing your pet.