What's the most important question in dog cancer care? You'll be surprised at what Dr. Dressler has to say.
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
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Most Recent Dog Cancer Blog Posts
Can my dog with cancer exercise? Yes -- in fact, it's really important!
A worried dog has a harder time healing -- and dogs mostly worry in response to OUR worry. When it comes to reducing anxiety in dogs with cancer, what's a dog lover to do?
Is there such a thing as safe treats for dogs with cancer? It turns out the answer is yes!
Is your dog eating grass, vomiting and getting sick? Could be the pesticides and herbicides -- war weapons -- we use on our green spaces.
When a dog is overweight, they're usually thought of as being cute and cuddly. The thought of the dog being less healthy is not a common thought in our minds. The wonder of if there's a higher risk of the dog developing conditions, like cancer or diabetes, aren't generally an […] Read More
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
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.