How do animals tolerate chemotherapy?
Generally very well. About 60% of all patients experience no side effects at all, another 30% show only mild side effects like fatigue and slightly decreased appetite. Only 5 to 10% of all patients experience severe side effects like long-lasting vomiting or diarrhea and may be hospitalized to avoid dehydration. They are normally quickly stabilised and can go home within 12 hours. Only 0.05% of all patients dies as a result of chemotherapy side effects.