We have always taken pride in that we offer low-cost dental procedures (ultrasonic scaling and polishing). We have even been asked " why are they so cheap (my least favorite word). During a dental at our clinic, the pet is protected with a thorough exam, high quality sedative, tubes and monitors. We do not feel dentals should be cost-prohibitive. That said, we are going up by $10.00 per dental to cover the increase in cost that we have incurred in dental supplies, therefore' TAKE ADVANTAGE THIS MONTH!!!
Our case of the month presents another successful treatment of a B- cell lymphoma in a canine patient. Meet Romeo and April Spruill!
April brought Romeo to the clinic acutely ill with swollen peripheral lymph nodes. At the time, he was five years old and in excellent condition. What a patient! Romeo is sweet, calm and cooperative and what I can best say about April, besides the fact that she brought Romeo to all 26 appointments, is that she makes incredible cheesecake.
We are posting another lymphoma case because we want to reinforce the fact that chemotherapy in pets is an attainable, manageable, and tolerable means to manage a devastating illness. The pearl in this case is that during his treatment we were able to lower the doses and still maintain remission of the lymphoma patient. After discussing his case with a boarded oncologist, we learned to reduce doses and not endanger success. This is one more thing we know as we advance our knowledge of practicing oncology in a normal clinic setting.
Romeo remains in complete remission. He is in his third full month! Thank you for teaching us Romeo, you and your best person, April, were wonderful throughout the case.