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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Hemangiosarcoma: The Last Days

Updated: May 7th, 2021


Sharon calls in wondering — is her dog gagging the hemangiosarcoma spreading to the lungs? Or something else? Dr. Trina Hazzah advises.

This week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers features Dr. Trina Hazzah, an integrative oncologist outside of Los Angeles. Dr. Hazzah, as always, offers a wealth of “answers” to the question Sharon, a caller from New Jersey poses: is her dog’s gagging the hemangiosarcoma spreading to his lungs? Is this the end? How does she know, and what should she do?

The bottom line, of course, is that without further imaging it will be difficult to know exactly what is causing the gagging. But Dr. Trina points out that depending upon what the images reveal, this could be a simple fix.

For example, Pepcid AC in particular tends to relieve GI upset really well for dogs. Like, way better than anyone would ever assume.

There are several other specific recommendations Dr. Trina makes that will be helpful to anyone dealing with hemangiosarcoma.

You can read the transcript on the episode page on the Dog Cancer Answers website.

Here’s the video version of this podcast:

Other Articles and Podcasts About Hemangiosarcoma

The first section of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Life Quality and Longevity covers things you can do for EVERY cancer diagnosis. In addition, there is an entire chapter on hemangiosarcoma. While the supplements and diet in the first section apply, this chapter is devoted to the staging, diagnosing, and treatment strategies involving surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. So tons of information for you!

There are also many articles on this site about hemangiosarcoma. Here’s a link to those articles: Hemangiosarcoma

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