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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!

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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Recommendations for Full Spectrum Veterinarians

Full Spectrum Veterinarians are what we call open-minded vets. They focus on what works, no matter what tradition it comes from.

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Support Chemotherapy and Radiation with Botanicals: Dr. Dressler’s Article in Innovative Veterinary Care

A new Innovative Veterinary Care journal article shows veterinarians how to support chemotherapy and radiation with botanicals.

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Dogs die in hot cars, and they die MUCH SOONER than you would think. If your dog has cancer, definitely DON’T leave your dog in a car!

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Keto Diet Dogs Cancer … Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Keto Diet, Dogs, Cancer: is there a benefit in following this diet? Dr. Dressler looks into it.

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I Don’t Want to Treat Dog Cancer!

Don’t want to treat dog cancer? Dr. Dressler talks about how that’s totally, 100% understandable. Also, none of our business.

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CBD Oil for Dogs with Cancer: Dr. Dressler Weighs In

What about CBD oil dogs cancer? Do these things go together, or not?? Dr. Dressler weighs in.

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Must Subscribe: Dr. Sue Cancer Vet’s Awesome VLOG on YouTube

Dr. Sue Cancer Vet YouTube channel is a must-subscribe if your dog has cancer or you deal with canine cancer in your work. Just plain awesome.

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Is Quinoa Safe for Dogs with Cancer?

This trendy grain has been around for thousands of years, but we’re only giving it to dogs now. Is quinoa safe for dogs with cancer?

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Dog Cancer Surgery: What I’ve Learned So You Don’t Have To

Dog cancer surgery is really scary, and there’s a lot to think about. The editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide just went through it.

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Dr. Dressler: an Introduction to The Dog Cancer Vet

Dr. Dressler is “the dog cancer vet” and author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here’s his own True Tail of how he came to be a pioneer in education and treatment of dog cancer.

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