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

I Can’t Afford the Vet Bills … But I Want to Save My Dog!

Updated: June 15th, 2021

Today’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers is about a really sensitive subject: what happens when you can’t afford cancer treatments?

There are two ways to think about this, and we cover both.

First up is the many ways that you can get help with finances. Not all of them might apply to your situation, but there ARE some options you can explore.

Second, we talk about the very real GUILT that comes with not having the funds to cover cancer treatments.

And I have some ideas for how to handle that, and a couple of stories to share that just might … hopefully will … make you feel a little bit better.

Not a LOT better.

The only thing that would make you feel a LOT better would be for someone to magic away your dog’s cancer.

But just a little bit better. I hope.

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

Here’s the video version of the podcast:

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Warm Aloha,


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Further Reading:

Financial Assistance for Dogs with Cancer: Resources from The Dog Cancer Vet Team


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