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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!

Getting Your Dog Ready for Surgery

Dog surgery can be stressful. Be sure your dog is ready for the big day and that you know what you need to do ahead of time.

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Help Your Dog Eat with A Paper Plate!

I wanted to share a Picky eater tip I got from my wonderful Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) vet. 💕 Dr. Hale suggested using paper plates if your dog has an upset tummy. She said this is something that palliative care/hospice vets use. 🐾💕 Glass, plastic, metal, etc., will all retain some smell, even if…

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Mind-Body Therapy for Dog Cancer

Mind-body therapy fights dog cancer: by reducing stress, it allows your dog’s immune system to focus on the real threats.

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Does Grain-Free Dog Food Cause Heart Disease?

Grain-free dog food seems to be a risk factor for heart disease in dogs, but we don’t know why yet. So what should you feed your dog?

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Raw Diet and Cancer: Dog Edition

Raw diets and cancer are not a great mix. Dogs with cancer are at higher risk for food-borne illnesses, and may not digest raw vegetables.

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How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth: It’s Easier Than You Think

Toothbrushing for dogs? Yup. How to brush your dog’s teeth is surprisingly easy, and will help keep your dog’s breath fresh and internal organs healthy.

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Do Tagamet and Benadryl Cure Cancer?

Do Tagamet and Benadryl cure cancer in dogs? Sadly, it’s not that simple. Learn the role these drugs can play as PART of your dog’s cancer treatment plan.

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Senior Dog Rectal Cancer Surgery

John’s senior dog has a rectal tumor that might be cancer. But John is worried about complications. Should he go ahead with the procedure?

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How to Cook Chicken Necks

Chicken and turkey necks are loaded with dense nutrition. But how on earth do you cook them so they’re safe for your dog to eat?

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Colostrum for Energy in Dogs with Cancer

Is colostrum snake oil? Or is it worth using for a dog with cancer? Dr. Nancy Reese explains why it can help your dog.

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Berry Coconut Dog Cancer Treat

If you’re looking for a berry-licious dog treat, these are easy and delicious!

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Cold Laser for Cancer in Dogs: What To Know

Does cold laser therapy used on cancer tumors cause them to grow, or to shrink? Dr. Dressler explains when — and when not — to use this type of tool.

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

Dr. Kendra Pope is one of four integrative oncologists practicing in the U.S. She has a lot of advice and straight talk for us humans dealing with dog cancer.

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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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