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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide
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Astragalus Immune Booster and More

I’d like to share some information taken from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  One of the important aspects of full-spectrum care to improve cancer outcomes is investigating.  Many times these investigations have led outside the borders of our country. China has a long, well developed, complex system of medicine. It is very different from what we are…

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New Ways To Boost Immunity

I recently received a question about a product called Beres Drops, named after the designer, Joszef Beres.  This is a liquid which is designed to deliver adequate amounts of trace minerals in a favorable form. In a discussion of cancer, the most relevant aspect of these drops are the effects on the immune system. This…

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More Raw Ideas on Dog Cancer

Hello again everyone. I would like to continue an examination of the use of raw diets for dogs with cancer, started in the last post. As concerned, anxious, and sometimes devastated human beings dealing with dog cancer, it is only natural to try to do everything you can to get an edge. And of course,…

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More on Curcumin and Dog Cancer

In the last post, I introduced curcumin, a useful tool against cancer found in turmeric. In this post we will look at some of the effects and practicalities in the use of this remarkable substance. Safety should always be questioned. Curcumin is exceptionally safe when given by mouth.  Read more here. One of the complaints…

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Vitamin D and Dog Cancer

Dog lovers will do anything they can to help their dog with a cancer.  And you should! This can be one of the hardest times anyone will face. Many times the effort helps, and other times it may not. This, of course, is not due to any ill intention on the part of the dog’s…

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Apoptosis and Dog Cancer

Apoptosis Cancer … what’s the connection? Every cancer shares six characteristics — and a LACK of apoptosis is one of those characteristics. Every cancer suppresses apoptosis — and boosting apoptosis in cancer cells will help.

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Lipoma and Liposarcoma in the Dog: Fatty Tumors

Many times dog lovers will arrive in my hospital and point out that their canine companion has a bump. This one is soft, kind of like very firm jello. “Doesn’t seem to be causing any pain,” they say. Hm. Well, it could be a “fatty” tumor. This is simply a tumor made out of fat.…

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An Antibiotic for Dog Cancer

Antibiotics are normally used to treat infections, but not many know that there are anti-tumor antibiotics. One of the cheapest, safest, and most easily obtained through a vet? Doxycycline.  Now, doxycycline is not a dream antibiotic.  It actually has fairly limited use as an antibiotic.  Some use it for dental infections, but it is most…

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My Dog Has Osteosarcoma: Should I Allow Amputation?

Hi Everyone. Osteosarcoma is a common cancer in the dog.  Most of the time it occurs on the long bones of the legs in large breed dogs.  And most of the time a veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will recommend amputation of the affected leg. You will likely have some strong feelings about it, as one…

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EGCG and dog cancer: beyond chemo, radiation and surgery

So you feel that there is more than chemotherapy, radiation and surgery for dogs with cancer? So do I, and we are correct! Here’s just one example: EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). This is a naturally occurring substance found in green tea.   EGCG has several anticancer effects that are very real.  This substance is in trials at…

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Cancer, Immortality, and the BAD protein

How happy would you be if you were immortal?? Many of us have thoughts of death that are associated with fear and dread.  To be gone forever…pretty tough stuff to think about.  Over the years, there have been books and movies about the search for immortality.  One of the common themes is the loneliness that…

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