Making A Treatment Decision
How Can I Decide the Best Treatment for My Pet?
Your pet is a member of your family, and their health and comfort are important to you. To your cat or dog the best care and make the most appropriate cancer treatment decision, you need to have all the facts. There is no right or wrong decision when it comes to how you handle your pet’s cancer. It’s YOUR decision.
We know that talking about cancer is hard. It’s important for you to be able to talk candidly and openly with your spouse, your family, and your pet’s cancer care team.
If your pet has been diagnosed or has suspected cancer, use the following worksheet when preparing for a visit with your veterinarian or specialist. You may want to bring a notebook, so you will have plenty of space to write everything down, and you can refer whenever needed. Ask the right questions to get the answers you need to make the best decision for your pet.
With four different sections and ample space to write-in answers, you can learn:
- Critical information to share with a veterinarian or specialist prior to your exam visit
- Top questions to ask your veterinarian or specialist when your pet has received a cancer diagnosis
- Important questions about cancer treatment options and how to make an appropriate decision for your pet
- Critical questions to ask your veterinarian during cancer treatment
The Talking to Your Veterinarian About Cancer worksheet makes having the pet cancer conversation with your veterinarian easier, so you can focus your attention on what matters most – your pet. Download this resource now.
Have questions about your pet’s health and suspect cancer?
PetCure Oncology has a rapid-response center for pet parents like you who may be struggling with a dog or cat’s cancer diagnosis.
Our full-time Pet Advocate Team is trained and ready to receive your phone calls, emails, or web form submissions with knowledge and compassion. They will help you understand the nature of your pet’s cancer diagnosis, discuss treatment options, and connect you with educational resources to better manage your pet’s care.
We know these conversations aren’t easy to have in or out of a veterinary clinic, and new information brings even more questions. The Pet Advocate Team is here to empower you with the tools necessary to navigate your pet’s cancer diagnosis, explore treatment options, and talk through your wishes and needs for your pet and family.