For Pet Owners
Is VetiVax Right for My Pet?
VetiVax should be considered if the following criteria are met:
- Pathology has confirmed etiology of disease
- Tumor is at least 5 cm in diameter
- Tumor has the ability to be surgically excised (minimum 5 grams required for processing).
- Cancer has been diagnosed as one of the following:
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Mammary Carcinoma
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma
- Mast Cell Tumors
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Sebaceous Gland Tumors
- Tumor has not been present on the dog for over 52 weeks
- Must be off Prednisone for at least 14 days (2 weeks)
VetiVax should NOT be considered if any of the following are true:
- Tumor cannot be surgically excised
- Tumor shows severe necrotic activity, excessive amounts of exudate or clinical signs of infection or cellulitis.
- History of blood disorders
- Allergies to any of the following:
- Pig or porcine product
- General anesthesia
- Current medical treatments/prescriptions
- Anticoagulation medications
- Prednisone or Steroids (if not off for at least 14 days)
What is the treatment schedule?
The VetiVax injection protocol involves three, 1mL subcutaneous administrations each given one-week apart. The injection should be administered as close to the tumor site as possible, or at the nape of the neck. The treatment should be stored refrigerated and may appear cloudy.
VetiVax is intended for use by licensed veterinarians only. All treatment options should be evaluated by your veterinarian or with a veterinary oncologist.
VetiVax is an experimental treatment regulated under USDA 9 CFR 103.3. For use under supervision/prescription of a licensed veterinarian. Efficacy and safety have not been established.