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

Financial Resources

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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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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Pet Insurance for Dogs with Cancer

Pet insurance for dogs didn’t used to cover cancer costs … but that has changed. Woo hoo!

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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.

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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…

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Is It Wrong To Treat Dogs for Cancer?

There has been a lot of press and debate lately about the high costs of veterinary medicine. Being in New York, I’m thinking of several NY Times articles. On the front page on April 5th, there was the article “New Treatments to Save a Pet, but Questions About the Costs.” This article highlighted the advances…

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New Fundraiser For Canine Cancer

Canine cancer treatment can be quite costly.   Since many do not have pet insurance, veterinary bills can be overwhelming for dog cancer, especially in this economy. There is a new fundraiser that has been started to help raise funds for those coping with canine cancer and the bills they face.  This fund is sponsored by…

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The Magic Bullet for Dog Cancer Care Cost

I have had people in my veterinary hospital tell me they have to choose between their dog’s food and their own.  Or their children’s needs and those of their dogs. Indeed, for many, these dog days are ruff days (sorry, had to lighten it up a little…) So, what to do when faced with the…

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Why Is There No Standard of Care?

I was recently sent an interesting question from a reader about the right way to deal with a lump. The question revolved around standard veterinary practices upon finding an external mass in a dog. Is it correct to simply monitor and wait for a cancer to grow before doing something about it? Good question! The…

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