The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to immunotherapy researchers -- and what they found could help dogs with cancer.
Welcome to Dog Cancer Blog
Demian Dressler, DVM, and Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology) Blog About Dog Cancer
Cancer is the number one killer of dogs… but it doesn’t have to be. No matter what you’ve heard, there are always things we dog lovers can do to help our dogs fight (and even beat) cancer. This site is dedicated to helping you find information that can help you and your dog, right this minute.
We’ve been online for a long time – since early 2008, and well over a million other dog lovers before you have explored the hundreds of articles and thousands and thousands of comments from others just like you.Contributors include Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger, co-authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Together, this veterinarian and veterinary oncologist have created the best, most comprehensive, trusted resource for dog lovers facing dog cancer.
Whether you have questions about supplements, conventional treatments, diet, mind-body medicine, or what NOT to do … it’s in the book. In the meantime, feel free to explore our site by using the search bar to the right, watching videos, or just browsing.
Best Wishes & Doggy Kisses from Our Homes to Yours,
Dr. D., Dr. Sue, & the Dog Cancer Vet Team
(The Team of Dog Lovers Who Understand What It Means to Have a Dog with Cancer)
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Attention Golden Retriever moms and dads: Help us understand cancer better by enrolling in this important research study by the Morris Animal Foundation. All you do is fill out questionnaires and get regular vet checkups!Read More
Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger discuss Full Spectrum Cancer Care and why the willingness to look at any and all available treatments is so important.Read More
A study done in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine backs up the fact that canine cancer is now the number one cause of death in dogs. Data from 74,556 dogs over 20 years (1984-2004) were analyzed. This data was archived for the National Cancer Foundation’s Veterinary Medical Database, and […]Read More
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How to know when you are experiencing dog cancer caregiver stress ... and how to care for yourself, so you can care for your dog.
More details on melatonin and dog cancer, including the whys, hows, and how much.
Melatonin and dog cancer ... why this powerful natural hormone produced inside your dog's brain can help fight cancer. Inexpensively!
Can we really prevent cancer in dogs? Cancer thrives in certain bodies, so here's how to make sure YOUR dog's body is a hostile environment for cancer.
Is using the mitotic index mast cell tumor diagnosis useful? In some cases, not as much as others. But when it's useful, it's REALLY useful!
Is combining magical thinking and dog cancer a good idea? Yes. In fact, it's a GREAT idea.
Dogs can detect cancer with their noses. And there is a doctor in New Zealand who is training them to do just that.
Finding lumps on dogs is scary, but waiting to get them checked is a terrible idea. The sooner you know what it is, the better. Get the guidelines now.
Want your dog's undying love? You already have it. But now you can EARN IT with homemade jerky treats for dogs with cancer.