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Demian Dressler, DVM, and Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology) Blog About Dog Cancer

Cancer is the number one killer of dogs… but it doesn’t have to be. No matter what you’ve heard, there are always things we dog lovers can do to help our dogs fight (and even beat) cancer. This site is dedicated to helping you find information that can help you and your dog, right this minute.

Welcome to Dog Cancer Blog - Demian Dressler, DVM, and Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology) Blog About Dog Cancer. Cancer is the number one killer of dogs... but it doesn’t have to be.We’ve been online for a long time – since early 2008, and well over a million other dog lovers before you have explored the hundreds of articles and thousands and thousands of comments from others just like you.Contributors include Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger, co-authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Together, this veterinarian and veterinary oncologist have created the best, most comprehensive, trusted resource for dog lovers facing dog cancer.

Whether you have questions about supplements, conventional treatments, diet, mind-body medicine, or what NOT to do … it’s in the book. In the meantime, feel free to explore our site by using the search bar to the right, watching videos, or just browsing.

Best Wishes & Doggy Kisses from Our Homes to Yours,

Dr. D., Dr. Sue, & the Dog Cancer Vet Team
(The Team of Dog Lovers Who Understand What It Means to Have a Dog with Cancer)

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