Treating and Living with a Pet with Cancer

  • on July 11, 2022

Treating and Living with a Pet with Cancer

Hearing your pet has been diagnosed with cancer comes as quite a shock. It’s one of the worst outcomes you could anticipate.

You may need to take some time to process this news. Whether that be talking to a confidant, a professional or self-care to adjust to a new reality. Consider your pet will pick up on your emotions, so it’s important you come from a place of calm, for their sake.

Here are some considerations to smooth the path ahead:


Research and educate

Take a realistic approach, underpinned by factual information and expectations. Do your research and get to know the condition your pet has been diagnosed with, how it is best treated, managed, what to expect and the terminology used. You could also do your research and find a Veterinary Oncologist or alternative ways to support the treatment plan.


Financial implications

Veterinary assistance, treatment and procedures do come with their costs. Hopefully, you will have a pet insurance plan and it’s able to assist you in these payments. If not, you may need to gain some quotes and consider how you might finance them.  You may investigate options that include GoFundMe, credit companies specialising in vet loans, your financial institution, family or friends.


Routine and Treatment

Be sure to follow the prescribed treatments and medications to help your pet. Your family lifestyle may be impacted by the treatment plan; appointments, financial effects, pet’s diet changes, time and care of your pet at home, postponing family holidays. Keep your pet’s routine as continuous as possible to help them feel secure and happy.



Stay hopeful and act from a place of love: choose love over fear, panic and hopelessness. Enjoy every moment you have with your pet. We are blessed to share our time with a beautiful furry friend. Try not to dwell on their health, follow the treatment plan and love your pet – it’s the best medicine you can give them.


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