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Dr. Demian Dressler has been writing articles for DogCancerBlog.com since 2008. If you’re looking for excellent advice and insight into your dog’s cancer, this site has hundreds of articles to use. You can search using the box above or choose a topic from the navigation menu. And you can always ask us for help!

Integrative Oncology Is the Future: An Interview with Dr. Kendra Pope

Today’s Dog Cancer Answers podcast episode is such a good one! Dr. Kendra Pope, an integrative veterinary oncologist, joins us for a Deep Dive into all things oncology. And as her clients in Red Bank, NJ know, she’s knowledgeable AND a clear communicator. And her results speak for themselves. Whether you have an integrative oncologist…

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Why Don’t They Catch Mesothelioma Earlier??

When a rare common has the same symptoms as a common illness, how do vets diagnose it? And why don’t they think of cancer earlier??

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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study — Understanding Cancer Better

If we can catch cancer earlier, treatments work better. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is giving us massive amounts of data, and Dr. Janet Patterson-Kane is managing it all.

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

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…

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Neutering and Dog Prostate Cancer

Does a late-in-life neuter affect prostate cancer risk for dogs? Dr. Dressler reassures, and advises on the use of EverPup in the dog cancer diet.

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Should I Enter My Dog in a Clinical Trial?

There may be a clinical trial that could help your dog. Is it worth it? How do you find one? Dr. Trina Hazzah advises on clinical trials for dogs.

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If Your Dog Isn’t Eating, Figure Out the Problem

We tend to use an appetite stimulant when our dog won’t eat. But it turns out, that might not be the best choice.

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Dog’s Balls Haven’t Dropped Yet — Is He at Risk for Cancer?

It’s not a common condition, but it happens: a dog’s testicles don’t descend. If your veterinarian can’t find them when they neuter … is that a risk for cancer? Dr. Trina Hazzah answers.

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Hemangiosarcoma: The Last Days

Sharon calls in wondering — is her dog gagging the hemangiosarcoma spreading to the lungs? Or something else? Dr. Trina Hazzah advises.

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Dog Cancer Treat: Snack Water

Does your dog refuse to drink water? Renée has a way to tempt her to drink up: Snack Water!

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Stelfonta for Dogs with Mast Cell Tumors: New Injectable Drug!

Dr. Sue Ettinger, AKA Dr. Sue Cancer Vet, is very happy about this mast cell tumor treatment. Stelfonta is an injectable that may help your dog.

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Dog Cancer Treat for Easter: Peanut or Almond Butter Eggs

Want to brighten up your dog’s Easter with his very own treats? Make these “heavenly hash” egg-shaped treats. De.Li.Cious!

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Dog Bone Cancer Symptoms & Amputation & Treatments 2021 Update

Why do veterinarians skip biopsies for bone cancer and go right to amputation? Why is there such urgency about amputation? Dr. Dressler gives a high-level overview of dog bone cancer and osteosarcoma symptoms, treatments, and amputation.

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Dog Euthanasia: What Happens

Nessa thinks we should all know what happens during dog euthanasia. That way, we’re prepared when the time comes with our own dog. Thank you, Nessa, for a very special Question & Answer episode of Dog Cancer Answers.

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Apoquel for Dogs and Cancer

People worry about Apoquel causing cancer in dogs. Is this a valid fear? Dr. Nancy Reese investigates.

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Signs a Dog Is Dying

Dogs die in many ways, just like people do. So the signs and symptoms may vary … except for two that show up most of the time. Dr. Dressler explains these subtle signs a lot of us miss.

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Panacur for Cancer In Dogs: Does This Dewormer Work for Dogs with Cancer?

Panacur for cancer in dogs?? It’s a dewormer! #dogcancerconfusion​! Time to ask Dr. Nancy Reese to do some research.

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Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: A Critical Review

Dr. Trina Hazzah joins the Dog Cancer Answers podcast to talk about her new paper in the AHVMA Journal: Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: A Critical Review.

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Valentine’s Day Dog Treat: “Chocolate”-Dipped Strawberries!

These “chocolate” dipped strawberries are coated in carob, which many dogs love. What a lovely and loving treat for your dog on Valentine’s Day (or any special day).

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Dog Treats for Dogs with Cancer: Turkey Meatballs (YUM!)

Looking for a dog cancer diet-friendly treat for your dog? Renée’s turkey meatballs are great for cheat days AND every day!

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Dog Food Recall: Check Your Dates

Sportmix brand pet foods have been recalled due to toxic levels of aflatoxins. So far 70 pets have died and at least 80 more are sick.

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Riley the Dog Thrives Despite Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Lung Cancer

This True Tail comes from Debra in Vernal, Utah. She has helped her Riley fight soft tissue sarcoma, Cushing’s disease, and lung cancer. Truly an amazing story!

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Honey the Dog Survives 5 Years Past Lymphoma Diagnosis, Passes Peacefully in Her Sleep

This True Tail comes from Lyn in New York City. Honey survived aggressive T-cell lymphoma five years past diagnosis!!

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How to Give a Dog Pills: 23 Sneaky Treat Ideas

Dogs who hate pills may just need a tricksy treat! Sneaky ideas for treats to hide pills from experts: our readers.

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Prednisone for Dogs: Uses for Dog Cancer and Other Medical Conditions, Side Effects, Alternative Options, and More

What is prednisone for dogs, why is it prescribed so often, and how can it help your pup? Read on for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about prednisone for dogs—including uses, side effects, dosing, and more…

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Coronavirus and Your Dog: What You Need to Know

Are dogs at risk during the coronavirus pandemic? Are we at risk from them? Nancy Reese, DVM, Ph.D. (Epidemiology) offers reassurance and information.

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Dog Cancer Answers Podcast Returns for Season 2 on April 6, 2020

You are going to love listening to this well-produced, timely, informative, inspirational podcast! Dog Cancer Answers returns for Season 2, in partnership with Dog Podcast Network.

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New Early Detection Dog Cancer Blood Test Being Developed

If this “rock star” veterinary oncologist has her way, we’ll be able to detect some forms of dog cancer way earlier than we can now. With a blood test!

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Pain Management Update PLUS: Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Pain management for dogs should change based on what we know now. Dr. Dressler goes over his current pain control cocktails and natural pain relief for dogs.

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My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

“My dog has cancer” … UGH. Read this to hear what dog lovers wish they knew from the beginning of their dog cancer journey. Lots of wisdom here!

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