Nutrition

Nutrition2018-04-15T23:38:11+00:00

Nutrition

Good nutrition is an essential part of cancer treatment. Both cancer and cancer treatments may have negative effects on the body and providing good nutrition may help your pet feel better, get stronger, have more energy, lower the risk of infection and heal quicker. A well balanced diet is advised for cancer patients and some advocate a grain-free one. A consultation with a nutritionist can be arranged if a tailored diet is preferred.

Cancer treatments may cause your pet to have a decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Diet modification and medical management of these side effects are ways to help your pet feel better. At the time of your pet’s treatment, medications for anorexia, vomiting or diarrhea may be dispensed for preventative treatment or in the event that your pet becomes sick. If you have any questions, please call or ask your oncologist or nurse at the time of your appointment.

Supplements may also improve a patient’s overall health and comfort and are prescribed for certain conditions. It is important that your oncologist is aware of all supplements that you are giving to your pet, since some supplements may interfere with treatment, they may increase the risk of side effects or they may not be safe for your pet.

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OFFICE HOURS

NAPLES LOCATION
MONDAY
8:00 – 5:00
THURSDAY
8:00 – 5:00

  1 (239) 260-4100

BONITA SPRINGS LOCATION
MONDAY
8:00 – 5:30
TUESDAY
8:00 – 5:30
WEDNESDAY
8:00 – 5:30
THURSDAY
8:00 – 5:30
FRIDAY
8:00 – 5:30
SATURDAY
8:00 – 4:30

  1 (239) 260-4100

OUR VALUES

Cancer Veterinary Centers strive to provide quality, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for our patients that have been diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer treatment in our veterinary patients begins with compassion and dedication exhibited by Cancer Veterinary Centers oncologists and nurses, resulting in a strengthened and enduring human-animal bond.

By employing a multifaceted approach to treating cancer in our patients, we aim to improve the quality of life and longevity in our veterinary patients.

Cancer Veterinary Centers aim to provide hope to the families of our veterinary patients, by offering the latest in cancer treatment options for their pets.