Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a pet’s immune system to fight various types of diseases, including cancer. The main types of immunotherapy that are available to treat cancer in dogs (and in some cases, cats and horses too) include monoclonal antibodies and cancer vaccines. Other non-specific immunotherapies may boost the immune system, helping to fight off cancer cells. These types of therapies are generally considered safe and well tolerated.
Below is a list of some examples of the immunotherapeutics that are currently available:
For more information on immunotherapy as a potential treatment option for your pet, ask your oncologist.