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

Herbicides, Pesticides, and Other Chemicals

Updated: November 21st, 2017

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Herbicide exposure and the risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers. Glickman LT, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 Apr 15;224(8):1290-7.

Topical flea and tick pesticides and the risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers. Raghavan M, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 Aug 1;225(3):389-94.

Epidemiologic study of insecticide exposures, obesity, and risk of bladder cancer in household dogs. Glickman LT, et al. J Toxicol Environ Health. 1989;28(4):407-14.

Canine exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and urinary excretion of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Reynolds PM, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1994 Apr-May;3(3):233-7.

On the association between canine malignant lymphoma and opportunity for exposure to 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Hayes HM, Tarone RE, Cantor KP. Environ Res. 1995 Aug;70(2):119-25.

Re-analysis of 2,4-D use and the occurrence of canine malignant lymphoma. Kaneene JB, Miller R. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1999 Jun;41(3):164-70.

Case-control study of canine malignant lymphoma: positive association with dog owner’s use of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid herbicides. Hayes HM, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1991 Sep 4;83(17):1226-31.

Bladder cancer in pet dogs: a sentinel for environmental cancer? Hayes HM Jr, Hoover R, Tarone RE. Am J Epidemiol. 1981 Aug;114(2):229-33.

Disinfection byproducts and bladder cancer: a pooled analysis. Villanueva CM, et al. Epidemiology. 2004 May;15(3):357-67.

Association between canine malignant lymphoma, living in industrial areas, and use of chemicals by dog owners. Gavazza A, et al. J Vet Intern Med. 2001 May-Jun;15(3):190-5.

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