At Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital, we know how much you care for your pet, and we strive to deliver the best possible care for a variety of conditions including pet cancer. Our team partners with Dr. Hamilton, a board-certified oncologist who is trained to provide treatment for all types of cancer in pets and sees patients on Wednesdays to provide cancer consultations, diagnostics, chemotherapy, and immune therapy.
To make an appointment with Dr. Hamilton please click the link below to visit his site to book your visit.
Symptoms of Cancer in Pets
Symptoms of cancer can be easily mistaken for other illnesses, which can delay proper treatment. Early detection is key to effectively treating any illness, including pet cancer. If you notice any of the symptoms below, please make an appointment to see Dr. Hamilton right away.
- Difficulty breathing
- Lack of appetite and/or trouble eating
- Unexpected weight changes
- Bleeding from the nose or mouth
- Unable to walk
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
- Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Non-healing wounds
- Swollen abdomen
- Discolorations, lumps and/or bumps on the skin
What to Expect
Dr. Hamilton can provide cancer consultations to assess your pet’s health. He does this by performing diagnostic testing to determine if your pet has cancer, including blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. Based on your dog or cat’s testing results, he can create a treatment plan best suited to your pet’s specific needs.
Treating Cancer in Dogs and Cats
Drs. Hamilton and Krenicki work collaboratively to treat your pet’s cancer and manage their overall quality of life. Dr. Hamilton can provide chemotherapy or immune therapy to treat your pet’s cancer and Dr. Krenicki can prescribe herbs to help boost their energy, supply antioxidants, and strengthen their GI tracts and immune systems. In addition, Dr. Krenicki utilizes food, acupuncture, and supplements to help strengthen your pet and limit the side effects of cancer treatment.
We also offer integrative medicine in conjunction with your pet’s cancer treatment to not only target your pet’s cancer but also help improve their quality of life throughout their cancer care.