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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years. I am so sorry about this situation.
It is very important to let the Vet know about the possible chemo leak. They do have treatments that can help reverse the effects, but the sooner the better is that is what has actually happened. A chemo leak can damage the tissues. Since you are using the Veterinary Center at Auburn, they should have a Vet on call who you can discuss what can be done tonight or if the feel he needs to be seen. This is some information about Chemo leaks:
They should have an after hours number. According to information on the Chemo leaks if that is what is suspected is to notify the Vet and clinic asap. If he does not seem in a lot of pain, and you cannot get to your Vet after hours number, then I would keep him quiet tonight with as little movement as possible and see the Vet in the AM. I understand you were expecting a Vet but the site opened this up to all Experts. I can opt out and see if I can locate a Vet for you. I sent to one of the Vets, but I do not see many on right now.
Hello, I'm Dr. Tiffany B and I'll try to help you with your question. So Joan is correct in saying that a chemo leak can be a very serious concern and can cause damage. However, if the IV catheter was in the Accessory Cephalic vein (down by the paw) then it's possible that particular area could have developed some local inflammation or even some localized vein infection (phlebitis). I'd suggest for tonight to use a warm compress such as a warm moist washcloth on the area to help any possible pain or inflammation and if you have some pain medication that has already been prescribed to give a dose. Then tomorrow morning first thing I'd contact the vet that did the chemo and see about getting him checked out. I went to Auburn (WAR EAGLE) for vet school and their Onco department is excellent. I hope that helps!
Hello- were you able to get your dog looked at today?