Cancer Treatment for Dogs

Cancer Treatment for Dogs with our Casper Veterinarian

Hearing that your dog has cancer is heartbreaking. You want to find cancer treatment for dogs that helps with their symptoms and improves their quality of life. At our clinic, we treat cancer in your dog with an innovative technique called immunotherapy.

What is Cancer in Dogs?

Cancer treatment for dogs starts with learning about the condition. Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells. It grows in an uncontrolled way. Nearly 50 percent of dogs will develop cancer at some point in their lives. The condition is the leading cause of death in dogs over ten years old.

What is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a ground-breaking treatment for cancer. It allows us to treat cancer in your dog by improving your pet's immune system. A key reason cancer growth without control is the lack of proper immune health. Immunotherapy uses a vaccine, called the K9-ACV vaccine, to strengthen your pet's immune system.

Cancer treatment for your pet requires removing the tumor or cancer cells. The cells are then sent to the lab. In the lab, professionals develop a custom vaccine for your pet based on their cancer growth. We then use the vaccine to help your pet's body fight against cancer cells in the future. 

The vaccine teaches your pet's immune system to attack cancer cells. It informs your pet's immune system that the cancer cells are detrimental and it encourages them to remove the cancer. We develop three vaccines for your pet's immune system. We administer the vaccine every four weeks. The goal of treatment is to stop the spread of cancer and to reduce the risk of cancer in the future.

What does the Cancer Treatment for Your Pet Treat?

The cancer treatment for your pet treats a variety of different types of cancer. We evaluate your pet's specific needs and create a custom vaccine to help their immune system fight the cancer cells.

Common cancers we treat with immunotherapy include:

  • Lymphoma
  • Skin cancer 
  • Tumors in the mouth
  • Tumors in a female dog's mammary tissue
  • Sarcoma
  • Cancer of the liver or spleen 
  • Any type of tumor on the body

Immunotherapy works against the specific type of cancer your pet develops. By creating a custom vaccine that fits your pet's specific needs, we help an animal's immune system fight against the growth of cancer cells.

Contact our Casper Veterinarian for Pet Cancer Treatment Today

Cancer treatment for dogs uses innovative strategies to address the underlying problem. In our clinic, we develop a custom vaccine to help your pet's body fight against the cancer cells. To learn more about our treatments for cancer in your pets or to set up an appointment with our veterinarian to check on your dog, call (307) 472-5600 today.


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