Investigation of a novel diet for support of dogs undergoing chemotherapy for mast cell tumors or multicentric lymphoma

This entry is article 2 of 7 in the February 2015 issue

Cancer is one of the most common conditions seen in older dogs and it is becoming more common for owners to opt to treat their pets with chemotherapy. Dogs undergoing chemotherapy may suffer from side effects of treatment such as vomiting, diarrhea, and reduced appetite. There are currently no commercial diets that are designed specifically to help support dogs with cancer undergoing chemotherapy by reducing the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy.

The purpose of the study is to determine whether a specially formulated diet may reduce gastrointestinal side effects associated with chemotherapy and improve the quality of life of dogs undergoing chemotherapy

For more information regarding this study please visit: http://sites.tufts.edu/vetclinicaltrials/specialty/nutrition/

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