Choosing Treatments with Confidence
What’s New in Dog Cancer Treatments: Integrative Oncology Going Into 2022
Dog cancer treatments are steadily embracing integrative therapies as well as conventional options. Let’s look at what’s on the horizon.Read Article
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…Read Article
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!Read Article
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!Read Article
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.Read Article
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?Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
Lumps On Dogs: When To Get Them Checked By A Veterinarian
Finding lumps on dogs is scary, but waiting to get them checked is a terrible idea. The sooner you know what it is, the better. Get the guidelines now.Read Article
The Most Important Question in Dog Cancer
What’s the most important question in dog cancer care? You’ll be surprised at what Dr. Dressler has to say.Read Article
Pet Insurance for Dogs with Cancer
Pet insurance for dogs didn’t used to cover cancer costs … but that has changed. Woo hoo!Read Article
Video: Lump on Dog? Here’s What You Need to Know
Don’t wait — aspirate. Dr. Susan Ettinger helped Dr. Andy Roark with this excellent, informative video about WHY we should ask our vets to test each bump or lump.Read Article
Kindness in the Waiting Room
It’s easy to lose hope when your dog has cancer. This heartwarming story can help you remember that beautiful things can happen, too.Read Article
Treating Dogs with Cancer As If They’re My Own
Can I treat a dog in my care as if he were my own?Read Article
Checking Your Dog’s Legs for Signs of Osteosarcoma
Taking it in Stride: Those Amazing Legs Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) is a common cancer in our dogs, and it usually develops in the long bones of the legs and the ankle or hock joint. It is more common in some breeds than others, and although there are certain reasons a dog is predisposed to bone…Read Article
Using the Full Spectrum Approach: Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Dogs with Cancer
When my dog was first diagnosed with cancer I spent time every day looking for help for him. It’s what we do. My vet was wonderful, and together we worked out a great conventional treatment plan. But I wanted more. I wanted everything that had any chance of helping. Sound familiar? In addition to terrific…Read Article
Prepare for Emergencies with Senior or Ill Dogs
The Call We Don’t Want to Make This is a tough one to write, and it will probably be a tough one to read. But part of being my dog’s champion, guardian, friend, and ‘parent’ means I have to be prepared to help. We all do, like it or not. It’s been over three years…Read Article
Facing Dog Cancer? This Is Your First Priority
Want to help your dog with cancer? Learn this, FIRST — it’s the foundation of every cancer journey.Read Article
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…Read Article
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…Read Article
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…Read Article
Winter Dangers for Dogs with Cancer
Even as I begin writing this post I sigh at the title “Winter Dangers”. It just seems that everywhere we turn there is a threat! And constantly being on guard can be exhausting! So I offer this to you both from the perspective of caring for your dog with cancer, who may be more vulnerable…Read Article
Why Your Personality Is So Important to Your Dog with Cancer
When treating dog cancer, knowing your personality and priorities helps you make treatment choices that will help your dog AND feel right to you.Read Article
How Important Are All Those Expensive Diagnostic Dog Cancer Tests?
You could easily spend over $1,000 just to diagnose your dog’s cancer. Are any of those tests worth it? Which ones?Read Article
Is My Dog Too Old For Cancer Treatments?
Age is not a disease, but when your dog is diagnosed with cancer, it can be confusing to know if your dog too old for cancer treatments. Dr. Dressler explains…Read Article