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Updated: October 25th, 2019
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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.
My 9yo Mini Aussie has a base skull Meningioma. I feed her Orijens Senior. Being it’s a benign tumor & dealing with the BBB, does the cancer diet & supplements really help slow down the growth of this tumor? I’m very perplexed what to feed her as it’s not cancer per say…. She is being scheduled for Cyber knife radiation & I want to give her the best nutritional support for this procedure & the rest of her life. Tysm for your input
My blue Heeler is about 12 to 13 years old weighs about 30-35 pounds I purchased the yunnan baiyao capsules and was wondering how many I would give him a day the vet has him on .5 prednisone once a day. I was wondering if cancer of the spleen and an injury to the spleen might look the same through a sonogram or x-ray he was playing chasing the ball and the other healer hit him accidentally and he went up in the air and come down and got hung in a pallet and my husband had to help him out if the spleen is injured will it heal on its own? He hasn’t had a good appetite until the vet put him on steroids and his blood work was not good that’s why he probed into the cancer thought
Molly, forgot to mention wormer (ivermectin) and flea n tick (afoxolaner) monthly meds. Are these harmful to a dog with cancer?
I can’t find where Dr. Dressler addressed regular yearly shots/vaccines for a dog with cancer.
Do these immunizations hurt a dog that already has cancer?
Hi Ernie, Dr. Dressler addresses this in his book, briefly, basically suggesting that you titer for vaccines and only do boosters as necessary. A recent podcast episode of Dog Cancer Answers addresses the flea/tick issue: https://dogcanceranswers.com/flea-and-tick-prevention-factors-to-consider-when-choosing-a-product-dr-nancy-reese-qa/
And you might also find this article helpful: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/cancer-causes/safer-flea-and-tick-treatments-for-dogs/
My beautiful Golden Retriever only 4 years old was diagnosed with Leukemia…We visited a oncologist and decided to put our boy on the steroid prednisone… any thoughts, comments, concerns…his prognosis is 3 months survival rate…Chemotherapy was discussed but this was a better option…I would love to hear anyone s comments…I just bought the Dog Cancer Survival Guide.