Is alkeran used for dogs?

Is alkeran used for dogs? Hello, my dog was just diagnosed with a type of mouth cancer. A veterinarian friend in France told me that they have recen...


Is alkeran used for dogs?
Hello, my dog was just diagnosed with a type of mouth cancer. A veterinarian friend in France told me that they have recently been giving a drug called alkeran to dogs with some types of cancer, including the type my dog has.

I have done some research on this drug via some US sources, but only see it being mentioned in connection with humans. Does anyone know if alkeran is available for dogs in the US?

Also, has anyone used it on their own dog, and would they like to share their experiences/advice?

Please, if you don’t have a useful answer, do not write to criticize me in the comments section and tell me to look up more stuff, ask another vet, etc. I have done all that I can and if I could do more on my own, I would. That’s what Yahoo Answers is for – for the online community to help each other.

Thanks in advance.

Best answer(s):

Answer by UHave2BeKiddingMe
Alkeran is used to treat multiple myeloma in dogs. Also known by the name -melphalan (Alkeran)

When my sisters dog had an oral tumor he was put on Piroxicam (Feldene), with wonderful results in regards to slowing the growth of the tumor. The dog eventually succumbed to the disease , but the Piroxicam gave him more time with quality of life.

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