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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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I have a 9 year old basset hound who a month ago was

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i have a 9 year old basset hound who a month ago was diagnosed with lymphoma (when cells were aspirated from her swollen lymph nodes). We put her on prednizone and also are treating with doxorubicin. She has had two treatments. After the first treatment the lymph nodes went down in size and she was pretty much herself. Now after the second treatment she not eating as well and seems to just struggle more.
So my question - can we spread the treatments out?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear Sophee has lymphoma.

Usually for lymphoma, a rotating protocol of 4 chemotherapies. along with prednisone are used, called the CHOP protocol, rather than just doxyrubicin. Doxyrubicin is one of the drugs used, but has a lot of possible side effects, we spread out using it by using other drugs.

Are you working with an oncologist? Working with an oncologist and using the CHOP protocol is probably what I would do, if she were my very own dog.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

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