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

Full Spectrum Cancer Care

If you're facing dog cancer and you feel overwhelmed, there's a good reason for that: it's overwhelming. There is a lot of information to sort through and understand, and it's not always easy to get it from veterinarians. Full Spectrum Cancer Care is an approach pioneered by Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, that includes conventional approaches like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but also many other strategies from other medical traditions that have been shown to have value for dogs with cancer.

The following articles were written by The Dog Cancer Vet Team to introduce you to some of the most important aspects of his method of understanding and treating dog cancer. We hope you find them helpful.

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Laverdia for Dogs: A Pill for Lymphoma

Laverdia for dogs is a tablet to treat lymphoma. This medication is convenient and less expensive than traditional chemotherapy!

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How to Take Care of Your Dog After Surgery

To take care of your dog after surgery, protect the incision and make sure your dog is calm and not too active while healing.

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Chronotherapy: Timing Chemo Treatments for Dog Cancer

Timing chemo treatments so they work better AND have fewer side effects may be in medicine’s future. Circadian rhythms make a difference!

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Day of Dog Surgery: Timeline and What to Expect

It’s the day of your dog’s surgery: learn what happens once you drop off, and what to expect throughout the day so you can feel calm and prepared.

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Getting Your Dog Ready for Surgery

Dog surgery can be stressful. Be sure your dog is ready for the big day and that you know what you need to do ahead of time.

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Help Your Dog Eat with A Paper Plate!

I wanted to share a Picky eater tip I got from my wonderful Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) vet. 💕 Dr. Hale suggested using paper plates if your dog has an upset tummy. She said this is something that palliative care/hospice vets use. 🐾💕 Glass, plastic, metal, etc., will all retain some smell, even if…

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Mind-Body Therapy for Dog Cancer

Mind-body therapy fights dog cancer: by reducing stress, it allows your dog’s immune system to focus on the real threats.

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Does Grain-Free Dog Food Cause Heart Disease?

Grain-free dog food seems to be a risk factor for heart disease in dogs, but we don’t know why yet. So what should you feed your dog?

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Raw Diet and Cancer: Dog Edition

Raw diets and cancer are not a great mix. Dogs with cancer are at higher risk for food-borne illnesses, and may not digest raw vegetables.

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Senior Dog Rectal Cancer Surgery

John’s senior dog has a rectal tumor that might be cancer. But John is worried about complications. Should he go ahead with the procedure?

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How to Cook Chicken Necks

Chicken and turkey necks are loaded with dense nutrition. But how on earth do you cook them so they’re safe for your dog to eat?

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Colostrum for Energy in Dogs with Cancer

Is colostrum snake oil? Or is it worth using for a dog with cancer? Dr. Nancy Reese explains why it can help your dog.

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Berry Coconut Dog Cancer Treat

If you’re looking for a berry-licious dog treat, these are easy and delicious!

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Integrative Oncology Is the Future: An Interview with Dr. Kendra Pope

Dr. Kendra Pope is one of four integrative oncologists practicing in the U.S. She has a lot of advice and straight talk for us humans dealing with dog cancer.

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Why Don’t They Catch Mesothelioma Earlier??

When a rare common has the same symptoms as a common illness, how do vets diagnose it? And why don’t they think of cancer earlier??

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Neutering and Dog Prostate Cancer

Does a late-in-life neuter affect prostate cancer risk for dogs? Dr. Dressler reassures, and advises on the use of EverPup in the dog cancer diet.

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Dog Cancer Treat: Snack Water

Does your dog refuse to drink water? Renée has a way to tempt her to drink up: Snack Water!

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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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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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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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