Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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My dog was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her right Scapula and it has reached the point of "the time is now". I have been to a couple oncologists is the area and both were great in explaining different options and being professional. The thing is until one has to go through this you have nothing to go off of when it comes choosing someone to handle your love one. So hopefully finding someone who has already been down this road and was happy with how both their pet and themselves were treated would be helpful.
So if anyone in my area has used a particular facility and feels comfortable in recommending them, please pass it along.
25 April 2007
Can I ask which oncologists and clinics you have talked to?
One thing I always recommend is to choose an AAHA-accredited clinic if it's an option. They are the gold standard of care, because they opt into an accreditation process that regularly holds them accountable to meeting the highest standards in all aspects of vet care, from the front office to the back, surgical procedures, anesthesia, pain management , etc. They are not inexpensive but you also know that your dog is getting the highest level of care possible.
Unfortunately Dr Tuohy at Virginia Tech is no longer accepting candidates for the Histotripsy study. They are starting a new study, but complete information wont be available to somewhere around the 14th of this month.
We have gone to 2 places and spoke with the oncologist, one being AERA and the other being Red Bank. Roxy's mom is calling Red Bank in the morning to speak with them about moving forward with Amputation. I'm going to spend some time looking at AAHA-accredited clinics in my area also.
Thanks for the suggestion and will keep you posted.
28 December 2021