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

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Oral Cancer

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 oral cancer. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available.…

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Osteosarcoma

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 osteosarcoma. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most…

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Osteosarcoma Treatment

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 treating osteosarcoma. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available.…

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Silymarin/Silybinin

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 silymarin/silybinin. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers,…

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Perianal and Anal Sac Tumors

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 perianal . Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available.…

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Stress, Depression and Psychoneuroimmunology

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 stress, depression and psychoimmunology. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers,…

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Specific Cancer Tests (excluding cytology and biopsy)

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 specific cancer tests (excluding cytology and biopsy). You can also find information about PetScreen and Oncopet within this list. Please note that in vivo and…

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Prayer

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 prayer. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most…

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Doxycyline

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 doxycyline. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers,…

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Spaying and neutering

In pages 83-85 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger discuss spaying and neutering as it relates to cancer in dogs. This is a complicated subject, but the evidence shows (and remember, in Full Spectrum Cancer Care we approach things from an evidence-based orientation), early spay and neuter may raise the…

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Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) is a type of tumor that can develop in a variety of connective tissues, muscles and fat. An STS can be found almost anywhere on the body, and a majority are aggressive locally, meaning they invade the surrounding tissues. STS are also prone to recur. To write her chapter on Soft…

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Radiation Treatment For Dogs: Advice From Veterinarians

In Full Spectrum Care, we consider every treatment that might help fight dog cancer. Radiation treatment for dogs is a conventional approach available in some veterinary hospitals, and it might be of use to some patients. Essentially, a radiation treatment is when a large amount of energy is targeted in a very narrow beam at the specific…

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The Use of Homeopathy Against Dog Cancer

Homeopathy is an alternative medical practice established in Europe in the early 1800s. In homeopathic practice, the symptoms of an illness are viewed as the body’s way of purging that sickness. The founding theory of homeopathy is the Principle of Similar, meaning that “like cures like” or that a disease can be treated by introducing…

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Cancer as a Disease of Civilization

Are there more cases of cancer diagnosed now than ever before? And does anyone know why? Actually, yes to both. Cancer is virulent in humans and in our companion animals. And science considers it a disease of our civilized lifestyle. Consider how many millions of years humans as a species have been on earth, evolving…

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Sleep, Melatonin, and Cancer

As humans, we recognize sleep as an important factor in our overall health. As guardians of our dog’s health, we may not recognize that quality sleep is also important to the health and well-being of our companions. We know that our dogs sleep a lot more hours every day than we do. This isn’t because…

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Is There a Link Between Overfeeding and Cancer?

As humans, we know that overeating is not healthy for us and by the same logic, we must realize that overfeeding our dogs is not healthy for them. While overfeeding can lead to obesity and shorten life expectancy, it may also lead to obesity and cancer. And since dog cancer is difficult to deal with emotionally,…

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Luteolin

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 luteolin, a flavonoid found in plants such as peanut hulls (the red skin surrounding the nut), chrysanthemums, and many other plants, fruit…

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Apoptosis

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 apoptosis, a completely normal, natural form of cell suicide that is biologically critical to health. In fact, the lack of apoptosis is…

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Supplements for Dogs with Cancer

We once heard Dr. Demian Dressler, veterinarian and author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, tell “Ask Dr. Dressler” webinar members something very interesting… “Nature has already invented the wheel – it’s just our job to find it.” Dr. Dressler credited Albert Einstein with the original insight. Dr. Einstein once said: “Look deep into nature,…

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Is Your Dog’s Food Helping or Hurting?

One of the most important things you can do for your dog with cancer is improving his or her diet, which is why Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, made food the exclusive focus of step four of his five step approach to cancer care. But how far do you have…

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Ethoxyquin

View a list of the most important references about Ethoxyquin that Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide”.

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How Is Your Relationship with Your Vet?

Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, and his oncologist co-author, Dr. Susan Ettinger, don’t always agree about everything. But they definitely agree that you are the ultimate authority on your own dog – and that’s why you should take on the role of “Primary Health Advocate.” As Primary Health Advocate, you…

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Do You Need an Oncologist on Your Dog Cancer Team?

Do you really need an oncologist on your dog cancer team? Sigh. As always with dog cancer, the answer is not the same for everyone. Dead Set Against Conventional Treatments? No Need. If you already know that you would never, ever, ever use surgery, chemotherapy or radiation to treat your dog’s cancer, hiring a specialist…

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“Alternative” Strategies That May Help Dogs with Cancer

Some conventional vets find Chapter Fifteen in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide one of the most controversial sections of the book. It’s where Dr. Demian Dressler talks about his fifth step in Full Spectrum cancer care: brain chemistry modification. Dr. Dressler has found that it’s really important to boost your dog’s mood in order to…

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Budgeting for Your Dog’s Cancer Care

It’s a sad fact that budget concerns will probably impact which cancer treatments you choose for your dog. Especially when it comes to conventional care, the price tag can be quite high. According to studies, conventional cancer treatments (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy), typically cost between $5,000 and $8,000. Single treatments, like surgery, may cost $2,000 or…

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Why Your Personality Is So Important to Your Dog with Cancer

Dr. Dressler, author of the best-selling book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, points out that every dog owner has different approaches, values, and ideas when it comes to treating their dog’s cancer. As in every other area of life, choosing cancer treatments is not a one-size-fits-all situation. That said, most dog owners do fit into…

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