For Pet Owners
Is VetiVax Right for My Pet?
VetiVax should be considered if the following criteria are met:
- Clinical presentation indicates a cancerous lesion
- Tumor is at least 5 cm in diameter
- Tumor has the ability to be surgically excised (minimum 5 grams required for processing).
- Solid tumors such as the following:
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Mammary Carcinoma
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma
- Mast Cell Tumors
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Sebaceous Gland Tumors
- 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
- Previous adverse response associated with any of the following:
- Pig or porcine product
- General anesthesia
- Current medical treatments/prescriptions
- Prednisone or Steroids (if not off for at least 14 days)
Frequently Asked Questions
Have there been any observed negative side effects?
VetiVax has been administered with limited clinically observed negative side effects (lethargy, slight fever and localized injection site pain and redness) in clinics nationwide.
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 (but not into), 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.