Antineoplastic for dogs is a type of cancer treatment that uses pharmaceutical drugs to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved certain antineoplastics for use in veterinary medicine. These drugs include:
Cisplatin. Cisplatin is an anticancer drug used to treat some types of cancer, including osteosarcoma, soft tissue sarcomas, testicular tumors, and some forms of kidney cancer. It’s usually given as a single dose at the beginning of treatment and is often combined with other drugs such as doxorubicin, vinblastine, or etoposide.
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin). Doxorubicin is used to treat many types of cancers, including those that start in bone marrow (leukemia), lymph nodes (lymphoma), and skin (melanoma). It may also be used to treat other types of cancer if they’ve been found to be positive for a gene mutation known as ERBB2/HER2.