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Features February 2014 Issue

A New Class of Chemotherapy Drugs for Treating Cancer in Dogs

Gentler on the body but still packs a wallop.

Last month we talked about the fact that most chemotherapy drugs have to be given by injection under the care of a veterinarian whereas targeted molecular therapies that attack cancer cells can be given in pill form by owners at home. But there is a new type of chemotherapy that can be administered at home and works differently from conventional chemotherapy to destroy cancerous tumors in dogs, proving less hard on the body.

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