Did a dog cancer diagnosis bring you and your dog closer together?
For many of us, hearing that our dog has cancer changes our lives in an instant.
Questions arise such as:
How many more walks we will enjoy?
How much time will I have to cuddle with my pooch?
Is there something I could have done differently?
Beyond the questions, however, many dog lovers experience a heart-warming journey that brings them and their dogs closer together.
Valuable life lessons and opportunities are gained from the experience of caring for a sick dog.
Perhaps you discovered something new about yourself.
Perhaps you gained a new insight into the human-canine bond.
Perhaps you experienced deeper levels of fear or love than you ever would have expected.
We would like to hear your stories. Please share them on our Facebook page so that other dog lovers can gain from your experience and we can all benefit from celebrating the life lessons of the dog cancer journey.
Post your stories on our Facebook page (or comment below) —and please share with other dog lovers.
Dr. Demian Dressler is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management, and the popularity of his blog here at Dog Cancer Blog. The owner of South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. After practicing at Killewald Animal Hospital in Amherst, New York, he returned to his home state, Hawaii, to practice at the East Honolulu Pet Hospital before heading home to Maui to open his own hospital. Dr. Dressler consults both dog lovers and veterinary professionals, and is sought after as a speaker on topics ranging from the links between lifestyle choices and disease, nutrition and cancer, and animal ethics. His television appearances include “Ask the Vet” segments on local news programs. He is the author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Veterinarians, the National Animal Supplement Council and CORE (Comparative Orthopedic Research Evaluation). He is also an advisory board member for Pacific Primate Sanctuary.