Dog Cancer Blog has been helping hundreds of thousands of dog lovers since 2008, when Dr. Demian Dressler, the internationally-respected veterinarian, started writing about dog cancer here. The response was overwhelming. Dog lovers had been searching for reliable information about how to help their dogs fight the number one killer of dogs — cancer — and they were relieved and hopeful at finding a compassionate, knowledgeable source.
Dr. Dressler was asked to write a book about his “Full Spectrum” approach to treating dog cancer, and soon after, the first edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide was published as a PDF download while the printed version was edited for publication. While it was a bit awkward for dog lovers to use a digital-only version of what would become the primary reference book for people facing dog cancer, they were grateful to have the information. When the second edition of the book was published in paperback, it was twice as long and co-authored by Dr. Susan Ettinger, the renowned veterinary oncologist from New York. The second edition soon became the number one best-selling animal health book in America, and garnered praise from veterinarians, readers, and dog lovers alike. If your dog has cancer, picking up a copy of this book is a must-do.
Today, both Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger contribute to Dog Cancer Blog, as well as a growing number of dog experts and health professionals. Even dog lovers are getting in the act, but submitting their own True Tails about helping their dogs fight cancer.
We hope you find this site helpful, informative, and also comforting. All of us here at Dog Cancer Vet have been where you are — searching for answers to a disease that all too often doesn’t have clear-cut solutions. We hope to help you chart your dog cancer journey — or as Dr. Dressler calls it, the Iditarod.