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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue 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!

How to Make Decisions About Dog Cancer Treatments

Overwhelmed and anxious, and unsure how to make decisions about dog cancer treatments? Read this article to find out how to “think like an entrepreneur” and calculate the risk.

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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.

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Should My Dog with Cancer Still Exercise?

Can my dog with cancer exercise? Yes — in fact, it’s really important!

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Reducing Anxiety in Dogs with Cancer

A worried dog has a harder time healing — and dogs mostly worry in response to OUR worry. When it comes to reducing anxiety in dogs with cancer, what’s a dog lover to do?

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10 Safe Treats for Dogs with Cancer

Is there such a thing as safe treats for dogs with cancer? It turns out the answer is yes!

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Is Your Dog Eating Grass, Vomiting, and Getting Sick?

Is your dog eating grass, vomiting and getting sick? Could be the pesticides and herbicides — war weapons — we use on our green spaces.

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Are Overweight Dogs at a Higher Risk for Cancer?

Are overweight dogs at a higher risk for cancer? Yes. It turns out that being chubby isn’t nearly as cute as we once thought.

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Is Sunshine Bad for Dogs with Cancer?

There’s a common myth that sunlight is bad for dogs with cancer. But, that’s not true. According to Dr. Dressler in the Dog Cancer Survival Guide (Chapter 13), the only dogs who shouldn’t be exposed to the sun are those with Squamous Cell Carcinoma or Hemangiosarcoma. For all other cancers, dogs should be free to…

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Remembering Love for Our Dogs on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, dog guardian. And before you think I’m leveraging a cheesy “greeting card holiday” to write about dogs, love, and dog cancer, let me stop you right there: Valentine’s Day, 1993, is, in a very real way, the date that everything we do here at Dog Cancer Blog started. It was the day when…

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Nutrient-Dense Foods and the Dog Cancer Diet

What exactly are nutrient dense foods? And why are they so important when it comes to the dog cancer diet?

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Is My Dog Dying? Here Are Some Warning Signs and Symptoms

How do you know if your dog is dying? Learn what signs to look for, and how to handle them.

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Improving Life Quality with Hospice for Dogs

Hospice for dogs is not about giving up: it’s about focusing on comfort and closeness.

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Playdates for Dogs with Cancer

Dogs are social animals just like us. And, our dogs can get lonely even with our company, especially if they’re the only dog in the house. Dr. Dressler covers this topic in chapter 15 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which talks about life quality and “brain chemistry modification” strategies as step five of Full…

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Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs?

In most cases, peanut butter is bad for dogs — but there’s a work-around. Read this article to find out how to make peanut butter a healthy treat for your dog.

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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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Was There Anything Else I Could Have Done?

Was there anything else I could have done? This is an inevitable question we all face. And the answer is always the same.

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Is My Dog Still Happy?

So, is your dog happy? It’s not always easy to tell. But there are certain tell-tale signs that will help you know one way or the other.

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Your Dog Cancer Journal

Keeping a dog cancer journal — even a simple one — can help you and your dog tremendously. It doesn’t have to be fancy or take a long time. If you’ve got a pen, you’re all set.

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Lavender Oil for Dogs

Is lavender oil for dogs an indulgent luxury, or a necessity? You’d be surprised!

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Calcium

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of calcium. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers,…

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Apigenin

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of apigenin. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers,…

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Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of antioxidants and pro-oxidants. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to…

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Maintenance multivitamins (also see antioxidants and pro-oxidants for related citations)

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about maintenance multivitamins. Antioxidants and cancer therapy: a systematic review. Ladas EJ, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Feb 1;22(3):517-28. Review. Should patients undergoing chemotherapy and…

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Berries

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of berries. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers,…

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Artemisinin

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of artemisinin. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers,…

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Body Fat and Adiponectin

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about body fat and adiponectin. Adiponectin and cancer: a systematic review. Kelesidis I, Kelesidis T, Mantzoros CS. Br J Cancer. 2006 May 8;94(9):1221-5. Review. Adiponectin in…

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Brain Cancer

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about brain cancer. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available.…

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Beta Glucans

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of beta glucans. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the…

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Cancer Initiation, Promotion and Progression

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about cancer initiation, promotion, and progression. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the…

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Carbohydrates and sugars

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about carbohydrates and sugars. Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where…

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