The Evaluation of Adaptation Time in Dogs Undergoing Limb Amputation for Osteosarcoma

Patient Disease:

Canine Osteosarcoma

Study Name:

The Evaluation of Adaptation Time in Dogs Undergoing Limb Amputation for Osteosarcoma

Purpose of the study:

  • To determine the course of adaptation following limb amputation in dogs with osteosarcoma using an activity monitor

Primary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Dogs with osteosarcoma of the leg for which owners plan to pursue amputation and carboplatin
  • Dogs must be able to wear the activity monitor around their neck
  • No uncontrolled skin disease
  • No suspected/confirmed spread of disease to bone or significant spread to the lungs
  • Pets must come to CSU for all visits related to the clinical trial

Study Protocol:

  • Activity monitor placement placed at least 3 days prior to amputation surgery and worn until the 4th dose of chemotherapy
  • Owner fill out questionnaire at each visit to evaluate for signs of post-amputation pain

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Owners are responsible for the activity monitor while around your dog’s neck and for keeping a record of any activities that you do with your dog (i.e. if you go to the dog park you will need to keep a note of the date and time)
  • To make and keep all appointments associated with the study
  • Owners are responsible for all costs related to treatment of osteosarcoma (amputation surgery, chemotherapy, etc.)

Financial Incentives:

  • The costs associated with the activity monitor will be covered by the study

If you have further questions about any of our clinical trials, please submit an online consult form. Your consult will then be directed to our trials team. Requests are typically returned within 5 business days.

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