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

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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? People holding hands on top of wood table

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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Full Spectrum Cancer Treatment for Dogs to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity

Forget dogma: Full Spectrum Cancer Care includes ALL cancer treatment for dogs that work, no matter where they come from. Just what helps YOUR dog.

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Find a Veterinarian: How to Find, Interview, and Hire Your Next Veterinarian, Oncologist, or Other Specialist

Need to find a veterinarian, oncologist, or second opinion? Read our tips on how to find, interview and hire the right veterinarian for you and your dog.

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Apoptosis for Cancer Cells: Read Chapter 7 To Find Out Why This Tiny, Normal, Natural Body Process Is the Heart of My Approach to Full Spectrum Dog Cancer Care

Apoptosis for cancer cells is a new and logical approach. Cells commit suicide when they are old, deranged or damaged … so why don’t cancer cells?

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How Can I Help My Dog with Cancer? Read Chapter 1: Your Role in Dog Cancer

How can I help my dog with cancer? It’s the first question dog lovers ask. Dr. Demian Dressler answers it. Warning: his answer might not be what you expect.

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Is My Dog Dying Right Now? Read Chapter 3: Three Common Questions About Dog Cancer

Is my dog dying right now? Why didn’t my vet catch this earlier? How did this happen overnight? Dr. D answers the three most common dog cancer questions.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine for Immunotherapy Could Help Dogs With Cancer

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to immunotherapy researchers — and what they found could help dogs with cancer.

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Financial Assistance for Dogs with Cancer: Resources from The Dog Cancer Vet Team

Financial assistance for dogs with cancer is available, although you might have to fill out a few forms 🙂 Here’s a list of the best resources.

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Recommended Supplements for Dogs with Cancer: The Most Important Supplements in Order of Importance from The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Readers of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide check Appendix A to find the most important supplements for dogs with cancer listed in order of importance.

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Do Dogs Know When They Are Dying? What Your Dog Would Say If Your Dog Spoke English

Do dogs know when they are dying? Maybe, but Dr. D is pretty sure they don’t experience death like we do. Here’s what dogs would say if we could only hear.

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How Do You Know If Your Dog Has Cancer for Sure? Read Chapter 9: How We Diagnose and Stage Cancer

How do you know if your dog has cancer? Well, no one can tell by look or feel. You have to test. Learn how veterinarians diagnose and stage cancer.

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Home Euthanasia for Dogs

If you’re considering home euthanasia dogs will thank you. It turns out, they understand what is happening, and want you there with them.

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Dog Cancer Caregiver Stress: Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of Your Dog

How to know when you are experiencing dog cancer caregiver stress … and how to care for yourself, so you can care for your dog.

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More Melatonin and Dog Cancer

More details on melatonin and dog cancer, including the whys, hows, and how much.

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Sleep, Dog Cancer, and Melatonin

Melatonin and dog cancer … why this powerful natural hormone produced inside your dog’s brain can help fight cancer. Inexpensively!

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Common Sense Lifestyle Choices to Prevent Cancer in Dogs

Can we really prevent cancer in dogs? Cancer thrives in certain bodies, so here’s how to make sure YOUR dog’s body is a hostile environment for cancer.

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How to Use the Mitotic Index to Make Decisions About Mast Cell Tumors

Is using the mitotic index mast cell tumor diagnosis useful? In some cases, not as much as others. But when it’s useful, it’s REALLY useful!

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Magical Thinking and Dog Cancer

Is combining magical thinking and dog cancer a good idea? Yes. In fact, it’s a GREAT idea.

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