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Chemotherapy Administration
Cobi resting while getting his doxorubicin
For many of us, we have never experienced a chemotherapy administration and have no real idea of how the drugs are given and what the visit involves.  Many chemo drugs are given by IV infusion.  A small plastic needle,  called a catheter, is inserted generally into a front leg vein and the drugs are “dripped” along with fluids into the patient over a period of time.  Administration lengths vary depending on the medication.  Each patient is a little different and many times we administer a small sedative to allow the pet to rest during their administration.  Families and friends…and favorite toys… are always welcome for support.
Cobi’s mom waits while he finishes his chemotherapy.
Cobi brought his favorite toy for chemo.