Happy Valentine's Day, dog guardian. And before you think I'm leveraging a cheesy "greeting card holiday" to write about dogs, love, and dog cancer, let me stop you right there: Valentine's Day, 1993, is, in a very real way, the date that everything we do here at Dog Cancer Blog started. […] Read More
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)
Voted Most Helpful Dog Cancer Advice
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
Dog Cancer Blog Introduction
Most Recent Dog Cancer Blog Posts
What exactly are nutrient dense foods? And why are they so important when it comes to the dog cancer diet?
What are the warning signs that my dog is dying?? Learn what signs to look for, and how to handle them.
Hospice for dogs is not about giving up: it's about focusing on comfort and closeness.
Is peanut butter for dogs a good idea? In most cases, no -- but there's a work-around. Read this to find out how to make peanut butter for dogs a healthy treat.
Pet insurance for dogs didn't used to cover cancer costs ... but that has changed. Woo hoo!
Was there anything else I could have done? This is an inevitable question we all face. And the answer is always the same.
When your dog has cancer, one of the biggest questions weighing down your mind might be, 'is my dog still happy?' When we humans have cancer, we're not happy ... so of course, we wonder if our dogs are happy when they get sick. Here's what we think at this […] Read More
Keeping a dog cancer journal -- even a simple one -- can help you and your dog tremendously. It doesn't have to be fancy or take a long time. If you've got a pen, you're all set.
Is lavender oil for dogs an indulgent luxury, or a necessity? You'd be surprised!