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If your dog has cancer, this podcast can help. Vetted advice from real veterinarians who answer your questions. Call our listener line to ask your question: 808-863-3200. Season 1 launched in 2012. Season 2 launched in 2020.

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Today’s episode is a monster – a full hour with Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide focused on supplements for dog cancer. Dr. Dressler touches on the hallmarks of cancer, and then reviews supplements that counteract them. He talks about supporting normal and natural apoptosis (also known as cell suicide). He also talks about immune compromise, inflammation, the importance of gut health and the microbiome, and bone marrow suppression. He also makes recommendations specific to dogs undergoing chemotherapy, to protect from side effects. Also discussed: homeopathy, homotoxicology, antioxidants, and whole herb extracts. Supplements discussed include: Apocaps, Colostrum/transfer factor, Cordyceps mushroom, Denamarin, Fortiflora, K9 Immunity, Modified citrus pectin, Probiotics and prebiotics, Proviable, Milk thistle/silymarin, Transfer factor, Traumeel, T-Relief, Turkey tail mushroom, Wobenzym N Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Related Links: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/full-spectrum-cancer-care/nutraceuticals/supplements-for-dogs-with-cancer/ https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/book-excerpt/the-most-important-supplements-for-dogs-with-cancer/ by Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/full-spectrum-cancer-care/supplements/fantastic-fungus-and-dog-cancermedicinal-mushrooms/ by Dr. Dressler https://www.dogcancerblog.com/dog-cancer-supplements-to-exclude/ by Dr. Dressler About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Other Links: To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200 www.dogcanceransers.com. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
When is a dog too old for surgery? Dr. Nancy advises John, parent to a 13-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, about whether to go ahead with surgery for his dog. There are some specific questions she’d ask BEFORE making the decision. Today’s episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide written by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Sue Ettinger. Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Here’s an episode about appetite stimulants and how to help your dog eat: https://dogcanceranswers.com/why-is-my-dog-not-eating-dr-trina-hazzah-deep-dive/ Here’s an article about treating older dogs on our blog: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/choosing-treatments/is-my-dog-too-old-for-cancer-treatments/ If you’re looking for a board-certified surgeon in your area, you can find one using the American College of Veterinary Surgeons website: https://www.acvs.org/ Helpful Resources and Related Links:  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. If you string all her letters out after her name it looks like this: Nancy Reese, DVM, MPVM, PhD. In her spare time, she volunteers to help evacuate and shelter animals caught up in disasters, and she’s currently training to help in human search and rescue efforts. Dr. Reese lives in a log cabin with her husband, her 13-year-old golden retriever, and her two 13-year-old cats. Her hobbies include boosting the quality of life and longevity for all animals in her care, hiking, travelling, and cross-country skiing. Oh, and lots of dog walking.  degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
So, Debra’s dog really perked up on colostrum. Is this her imagination? Dr. Nancy Reese, our chief medical editor, answers this and more. It turns out that colostrum is not snake oil – it’s very helpful, for energy and even some anti-cancer effects. Today’s episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide written by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Sue Ettinger. Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Helpful Resources and Related Links:  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. If you string all her letters out after her name it looks like this: Nancy Reese, DVM, MPVM, PhD. In her spare time, she volunteers to help evacuate and shelter animals caught up in disasters, and she’s currently training to help in human search and rescue efforts. Dr. Reese lives in a log cabin with her husband, her 13-year-old golden retriever, and her two 13-year-old cats. Her hobbies include boosting the quality of life and longevity for all animals in her care, hiking, travelling, and cross-country skiing. Oh, and lots of dog walking.  degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
There are some specific questions you should find out from your veterinarian before you decide to use cold laser therapy for your dog. Dr. Dressler goes over the factors that should influence your decision about whether cold laser helps or hurts your dog’s specific tumor. Dr. Demian Dressler is the author of today’s sponsor, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.     To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
Many oncologists are skeptical of integrative medicine, even though pet parents REALLY want to use it. Kendra Pope is no skeptic. She’s a board-certified oncologist who practices in Red Bank, New Jersey. She uses oncology, but also acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition to fight dog cancer. Her results speak for themselves. She joins us to discuss the treatments she uses in her own practice that she learned about AFTER her oncology training. Whether you’re interested in treatments they’re using in Europe (and not here), like mistletoe, how to feed your dog, or how to put together your team, this is a must-listen episode. Welcome to the future of dog cancer treatment! This episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links & Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:  Dr. Pope mentioned the following strategies: Tui Na (acupressure) Food therapy Botanical medicine Cannabis CBD Mistletoe therapy College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida: https://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/ American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: https://acvim.org Chi Institute: https://chiu.edu/ American Board of Veterinary Botanical Medicine: https://www.acvbm.org/       American Veterinary Medical Association: https://avma.com Donnie Yance, master herbalist and nutritionist: https://www.donnieyance.com/ The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Subscribe to the email newsletter Dog Cancer News at DogCancerNews.com To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://dogcancersupport.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Kendra Pope:  Dr. Pope began her academic career as a graduate of Virginia Tech in 2005 and went on to complete veterinary school at the University of Florida. While in veterinary school, she began her training in holistic therapies at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and completed certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, veterinary food therapy, and Tui-na prior to graduation. Dr. Pope went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, which was followed by a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She successfully obtained board certification in her specialty of oncology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015. Website: https://drkendrapope.com/ Dr. Kendra Pope - Home | Facebook Dr. Kendra Pope (@drkendrapope) • Instagram photos and videos Dr. Kendra Pope - YouTube Follow Dr. D and The Dog Cancer Survival Guide on the Socials:   https://www.youtube.com/dogcancervet  https://www.facebook.com/dogcancer/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/  https://twitter.com/dogcancervet  https://www.instagram.com/dogcancersurvivalguide/  -- Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Renee’s dog has mesothelioma, and she’s got a nagging question. Why did it take so long for her veterinarian to get the diagnosis right? Dr. Dressler explains why some cancers – especially rare ones like mesothelioma – can take longer to diagnosis. He also outlines a treatment plan to start with for mesothelioma using his Full Spectrum approach to cancer care. Dr. Demian Dressler is the author of today’s sponsor, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. You can look up Superfund sites near you on the EPA’s website: Search for Superfund Sites Where You Live | Superfund | US EPA The Full Spectrum approach to cancer care is outlined in brief here: Full Spectrum Cancer Treatment for Dogs to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity, Chapter 10 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide (dogcancerblog.com) Supplements and Medications Dr. Dressler recommended checking out: Apocaps, K9 Immunity, Modified Citrus Pectin, Oral Neoplasene, Oral Mirtazepine, Palladia, Low Dose Naltrexone Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.     To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
The Morris Animal Foundation has been around for over 70 years. They are the leader in researching not just dog health, but cats and wild animals, as well. Over three thousand dogs have participated in their Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. It’s the largest, most comprehensive canine health study in the U.S. What are they looking for? Answers. Why do so many Goldens get cancer? And do these factors affect other dogs, as well? With comprehensive health exams, samples, and questionnaires, they are researching the following questions: ·        What nutritional factors might lead to dog cancer? ·        What environmental factors might lead to dog cancer? ·        What lifestyle factors might lead to dog cancer? ·        What genetic risk factors might lead to dog cancer? The study has yielded four papers so far, with many more to come. And today’s guest, Janet Patterson-Kane, is overseeing them all. Dr. Patterson-Kane, Chief Scientific Officer at Animal Morris Foundation, joins us on today's show. She discusses our current understanding of dog cancer and the hypotheses she'll test. She also shares how her dog's osteosarcoma diagnosis upended her life -- and inspired her to dig deeper. Links & Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:  Make a gift to the Stop Cancer Furever campaign here: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/ See the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study here: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/golden-retriever-lifetime-study The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity Subscribe to the email newsletter Dog Cancer News at DogCancerNews.com To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://dogcancersupport.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Janet Patterson-Kane:  Janet Patterson-Kane Chief Scientific Officer Janet is an expert veterinary and biomedical scientist and key opinion leader. With over 25 years research and clinical experience in the fields of equine, canine, feline, and wildlife disease, and a more recent stint in the biotech industry, Janet has built a worldwide reputation as a rigorous and imaginative scientist. Her work has taken her to the Northern and Southern hemispheres, cell culture laboratories, veterinary hospitals, stables, canine and feline rescue centers, and dugong-infested subtropical waters. The first woman to hold the prestigious Chair of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Glasgow’s Veterinary School, Janet’s groundbreaking research work has been recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (United Kingdom) with a Fellowship for meritorious contributions to knowledge. With her eye firmly on the scientific horizon, Janet now brings her vision, leadership, and perspective to the non-profit sector. Follow Dr. D and The Dog Cancer Survival Guide on the Socials:   https://www.youtube.com/dogcancervet  https://www.facebook.com/dogcancer/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/  https://twitter.com/dogcancervet  https://www.instagram.com/dogcancersurvivalguide/  ___ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
When you can’t afford surgery for your dog, have to pay vet bills with money you don’t have, or can’t afford to go to the vet at all, it feels awful. And others can judge you, making everything worse. So what do you do if you can’t afford – or don’t want to spend your money on – dog cancer treatments? Molly Jacobson joins us to discuss outside-the-box financial help … and also how to handle the difficult conversations around paying for dog cancer. Molly Jacobson is the editor of our podcast sponsor, the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links & Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:  The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://dogcancersupport.com Read the chapter on financial assistance from Dr. Dressler’s book: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/book-excerpt/financial-assistance-for-dogs-with-cancer/ About Today’s Guest, Molly Jacobson:  Molly Jacobson is a writer. She is also the editor of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. A lifelong dog lover and self-professed health nerd, she is all too familiar with dog cancer. She has been supporting readers of Dr. Dressler’s website and book since the beginning. Molly earned a BA from Tufts University, and after a career in bookselling and book publishing attended The Swedish Institute to become a licensed massage therapist in New York State. Follow Dr. D and The Dog Cancer Survival Guide on the Socials:   https://www.youtube.com/dogcancervet  https://www.facebook.com/dogcancer/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/  https://twitter.com/dogcancervet  https://www.instagram.com/dogcancersurvivalguide/  Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
It’s Memorial Day, the day when Americans honor servicemembers who never made it out of their uniforms. So we’re taking a break from our regular schedule to bring you the astonishing story of a true War Hero, Sgt. Stubby. JT Doyle crafted this story while an intern here at Dog Podcast Network. He tells Sgt. Stubby’s story with the help of author Ann Bausum. Sgt. Stubby is a perfect example of why we all love dogs so much. He was a true American Hero, and we honor his service. Read his obituary printed by the New York Times on April 4, 1926. For more “True Tails” (maybe!) of Sgt. Stubby, you can read Bausum’s books and the following articles: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2014/05/dogs-of-war-sergeant-stubby-the-u-s-armys-original-and-still-most-highly-decorated-canine-soldier.html https://www.militarytimes.com/2017/06/07/stubby-s-story-all-about-the-iconic-world-war-i-war-dog-and-star-of-an-upcoming-animated-film/ https://www.historyextra.com/period/first-world-war/sergeant-stubby-richard-lanni-film-animated-war-dog-american-history/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sergeant-stubby You can also visit Sgt. Stubby at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. About Ann Bausum Ann Bausum is a writer who tells tales from the past for readers of all ages. Her books for young people help upper elementary, middle school, and high school students discover the drama and significance of stories from history that may barely be presented in their textbooks. She makes history relevant, engaging, alive, and irresistible. In 2015 her adopted home state named her Notable Wisconsin Children's Author. Two years later the body of her work received national recognition with the Nonfiction Award of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. Her debut title for adults—Sergeant Stubby—likewise explores forgotten history in ways that surprise and entertain readers while adding context to our place in the world today. http://www.annbausum.com/ Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog About Dog Cancer Answers Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Dr. Dressler fields in a Listener Line call from Betsy about her dog Remy. Poor Remy came into her life as a senior rescue right at the start of the pandemic ... and now he has prostate cancer. Was his late-life neuter partly to blame? Also, can she use EverPup alongside the other supplements in the dog cancer diet? Dr. Demian Dressler is the author of today’s sponsor, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. EverPup can be found on popular online pet supply stores, and also direct from the manufacturer here: EverPup.com Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
There are multiple clinical trials going on for dogs with cancer right now. Are they worth enrolling in? What if you don’t live near a big university? How do you start researching clinical trials? What should you ask your veterinarian? What should you ask the researchers? What are the things you need to know you would never think to ask? Dr. Trina Hazzah, an integrative oncologist in the Los Angeles area, dishes the dirt on clinical trials. A fascinating and enlightening episode. Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:  Here is the first episode Alecia called in for: Early Dog Cancer Prevention and Vaccine Trials | Dr. Demian Dressler Q&A - Dog Cancer Answers Podcast Here is the link to the VACCS (Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study) trial she participated in: StudyPages - VACCS: Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study Other Podcast Episodes about Mast Cell Tumors: Mast Cell Tumors - What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Cancer - Dog Cancer Answers Podcast Exam Room Series: Mast Cell Tumors (dogcanceranswers.com) There are SOOO many articles about Mast Cell Tumors on DogCancerBlog: Mast Cell Tumors Archives - Dog Cancer Blog Here’s a good article about financial assistance in general that includes some links to clinical studies. Financial Assistance for Dogs with Cancer: Resources from The Dog Cancer Vet Team (dogcancerblog.com) Veterinary Cancer Society: Veterinary Cancer Society | VCS (vetcancersociety.org) American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Home (acvim.org) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association: American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association – The Leader, the Voice, the Resource for integrative holistic veterinary medicine (ahvma.org) Basic Risk Analysis is discussed in this article: How to Make Decisions About Dog Cancer Treatments - Dog Cancer Blog The Veterinary Cannabis Society https://veterinarycannabissociety.org/ or https://vcs.pet About Dr. Trina Hazzah Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. Her website is https://drtrinahazzah.com/ -- Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Dr. Trina Hazzah, integrative oncologist, is concerned about loss of appetite. When a dog won’t eat, it’s a sign that something is wrong … but what? It could be any number of things. And the cause of the appetite loss is important. Because if you treat the wrong thing, your dog will still refuse to eat. Dr. Trina walks us through some of the probable causes … and the best ways to treat them using the full spectrum of pharmaceuticals, supplements, and foods. Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:  Loss of appetite is a huge topic for us, right? Here are some other podcast episodes to help you get a different angle and more insight: https://dogcanceranswers.com/dog-not-eating-when-to-worry-dr-demian-dressler-qa/ https://dogcanceranswers.com/dog-wont-eat-what-to-do-dr-sue-ettinger-deep-dive/ https://dogcanceranswers.com/cancer-cachexia-and-dog-cancer-when-your-dog-wont-eat/ Drugs Dr. Hazzah mentioned: Cerenia (maropitant citrate) for nausea and vomiting Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea and vomiting Entyce for appetite stimulation Lorazepam, brand name Atavan, for anxiety Cannabis, CBDA and THC for nausea.      Probiotics for the GI tract. Happy Earth, a Chinese herbal blend for digestion. Slippery Elm for digestion Ginger for nausea            Nux vomica homeopathic for nausea About Dr. Trina Hazzah Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hazzah’s area of interest is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and offers a novel approach to veterinary cancer therapy by combining conventional Western therapies with complementary Eastern therapies to provide a whole patient treatment approach. She feels that quality of life is an essential priority in the treatment of every cancer patient. Other Societies to which Dr. Hazzah belongs: https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/ https://www.cavcm.com/ http://vetcancersociety.org/ https://www.acvim.org/ https://www.ahvma.org/ California Veterinary Medical Association  Her website is https://drtrinahazzah.com/ - Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Is dog testicles haven’t dropped, is that a risk for future cancer? If the veterinarian can’t find dog testicles when they neuter … should we keep looking? It’s a conundrum for Kim from Sequim, our caller for today’s Question and Answer episode. Dr. Trina Hazzah, integrative oncologist, solves it for her. Also discussed: early spay and neuter and possible increased cancer risk. Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:  Spay Neuter Dog Cancer: What are the risks? Dr. Sue's Three Part Series Covers What Every Dog Lover Should Know (dogcancerblog.com) The Veterinary Cannabis Society https://veterinarycannabissociety.org/ or https://vcs.pet About Dr. Trina Hazzah Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hazzah’s area of interest is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and offers a novel approach to veterinary cancer therapy by combining conventional Western therapies with complementary Eastern therapies to provide a whole patient treatment approach. She feels that quality of life is an essential priority in the treatment of every cancer patient. Other Societies to which Dr. Hazzah belongs: https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/ https://www.cavcm.com/ http://vetcancersociety.org/ https://www.acvim.org/ https://www.ahvma.org/ California Veterinary Medical Association  Her website is https://drtrinahazzah.com/ - Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Sharon calls in to our Listener Line with a question. Her corgi’s getting closer to the prognosis timeframe the surgeon predicted. Now he’s gagging a few times a day. Is this the cancer coming back, or invading his lungs? If he’s not eligible for more surgery, what can she do at home? Dr. Trina Hazzah, integrative oncologist, helps Sharon understand what could be going on with her boy. She makes a couple of very specific recommendations that Sharon can try right away to relieve symptoms. She also makes a referral to a veterinarian in Sharon’s area who might just be able to help. Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:  The Veterinary Cannabis Society https://veterinarycannabissociety.org/ or https://vcs.pet Recommendations for Full Spectrum Veterinarians - Dog Cancer Blog Find a Veterinarian: How to Find, Interview, and Hire Your Next Veterinarian, Oncologist, or Other Specialist - Dog Cancer Vet (dogcancerblog.com) Dr. Kendra Pope in Red Bank, NJ can be found here: Red Bank, NJ 07701 Veterinarian | Dr. Kendra Pope Dr. Hazzah’s paper, “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: A Critical Review,” can be found on the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) website: Cannabis-in-Veterinary-Medicine-A-Critical-Review-Vol-61_LR-3.pdf (ahvma.org) About Dr. Trina Hazzah Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hazzah’s area of interest is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and offers a novel approach to veterinary cancer therapy by combining conventional Western therapies with complementary Eastern therapies to provide a whole patient treatment approach. She feels that quality of life is an essential priority in the treatment of every cancer patient. Other Societies to which Dr. Hazzah belongs: https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/ https://www.cavcm.com/ http://vetcancersociety.org/ https://www.acvim.org/ https://www.ahvma.org/ California Veterinary Medical Association  Her website is https://drtrinahazzah.com/ -- Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
Susan calls in with a question about the dog cancer diet. Can it be used with a dog with pancreatitis? Or is it too high in fat? Dr. Nancy Reese, our chief medical editor, outlines the general modifications she would make to the dog cancer diet – and what she would be sure to add as a fat source. It’s good news, because you can do it in alignment with the dog cancer diet. Note: remember that any advice we offer on this show is general advice and does NOT apply to every dog. If you have any questions about what to feed your dog, your own veterinarian is the best person to ask. A referral to a veterinary nutritionist is also a great idea! Today’s episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide written by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Sue Ettinger. Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: You can get the dog cancer diet guidelines by getting a copy of our sponsoring book: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Need a fish oil or krill oil source? Check our Amazon affiliate site: Supplements for Dogs - Dog Cancer Shop Helpful Resources and Related Links:  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. If you string all her letters out after her name it looks like this: Nancy Reese, DVM, MPVM, PhD. In her spare time, she volunteers to help evacuate and shelter animals caught up in disasters, and she’s currently training to help in human search and rescue efforts. Dr. Reese lives in a log cabin with her husband, her 13-year-old golden retriever, and her two 13-year-old cats. Her hobbies include boosting the quality of life and longevity for all animals in her care, hiking, travelling, and cross-country skiing. Oh, and lots of dog walking.  degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
Our grandmothers used to say “go to bed and stay there,” whenever someone got sick. Medical science is now saying that was better than good advice. It may be the best advice we can take. And it also applies to our dogs, maybe especially our dogs with cancer. In today’s show, Dr. Dressler talks about melatonin, the powerful hormone that pumps out when we are sleeping in total darkness. A lack of melatonin is associated with cancer development, and it’s really important for cancer treatment. Dr. Dressler talks about why this hormone is so important, and how to boost it in dogs. What do we do when supplement forms cause side effects? Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. The Full Spectrum approach to cancer care is outlined in brief here: Full Spectrum Cancer Treatment for Dogs to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity, Chapter 10 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide (dogcancerblog.com) Here are articles on melatonin: Sleep, Dog Cancer, and Melatonin - Dog Cancer Blog More Melatonin and Dog Cancer - Dog Cancer Blog References for some of the topics Dr. Dressler mentioned: Sleep, Melatonin, and Cancer - Dog Cancer Blog You can find lots of recommendations for a healthy sleeping environment in the Dog Cancer Shop: Healthy Sleep Environment - Dog Cancer Shop Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
A reader asks why his veterinarian didn’t wait for a biopsy before suggesting amputation for his dog’s cancer. Dr. Demian Dressler explains why that probably was. The discussion that ensues covers a wide range of topics related to osteosarcoma and other bone cancers. This plain-language episode is a must-listen for anyone ready to hear the hard truths about bone cancer, how it arises, how it’s treated, and why it’s so painful. And there’s hope, too – because relieving pain is possible, and that helps so much. Longevity is absolutely possible, especially when we actively address quality of life. Dr. Demian Dressler is the author of today’s sponsor, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.   Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Osteosarcoma and Bone Cancer Articles that Will Help You Decide How to Help Your Dog (dogcancerblog.com) Tripawds is a fantastic resource for anyone facing osteosarcoma, bone cancer, and amputation: Help for Three Legged Dogs and Cats (tripawds.org) Tripawds: Life With A Three-Legged Dog | Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson Deep Dive - Dog Cancer Answers Podcast  Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
Nessa was surprised by how quickly her dog passed during euthanasia. She felt unprepared and sad that she didn’t get more time to hold her and say goodbye. Nessa is very kind, so she left a message on our listener line. Her question: can you describe the process, so others will be more prepared than I was? And … was my experience typical? Dr. Nancy Reese, our chief medical editor, joins us for this sensitive discussion. With compassion and love, she describes the process of euthanasia both in the hospital and in the home. By the end of this short episode, you’ll be better prepared to discuss this option with your own veterinarian, should it be necessary for your dog. Today’s episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide written by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Sue Ettinger. Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: Here’s a good article about euthanasia on the website DogCancerBlog.com Home Euthanasia Dogs - Dog Cancer Blog Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia is a national service that matches you with local veterinarians who are able to come to your home to administer euthanasia. They have wonderful articles and videos on their website: Dog and Cat Euthanasia At Home | Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice The show’s sponsor is The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Helpful Resources and Related Links:  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
If your dog is in pain, they yelp. Right? Wrong! Most often they just don’t “talk” about their pain. So how do we know if our best friend is OK? Dr. Demian Dressler joins us to discuss the many signs of pain. Some are subtle, and some you have to seek out. A must-listen episode for any dog lover! Dr. Demian Dressler is the author of today’s sponsor, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Links and Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Here’s an article with Dr. Dressler’s latest pain management advice: Pain Management Update for Dogs with Cancer PLUS Natural Pain Relief for Dogs (dogcancerblog.com) The Short Form of the Glasgow Composite Pain Scale is great for dog lovers to use at home. You can find it in the article here: Development of the short-form Glasgow Composite Measure Pain Scale (CMPS-SF) and derivation of an analgesic intervention score (newmetrica.com) Related Links: You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly at South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Maui, Hawaii: https://VetinKihei.com.  To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler: Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.  Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.  "Your dog does NOT have an expiration date, and there are things ALL cancers have in common that you can help fight. Imagine looking back at this time five years from now and not having a single regret." - Dr. D  You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers. Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com
Kelly in Houston has three dogs. One has lymphoma and is on the CHOP protocol. Naturally, Kelly wants to prevent her other two from getting cancer in the future. One of her dogs has severe skin allergies, and the only thing that is keeping her from scratching is a drug called Apoquel. But now, Kelly is reading that it might cause cancer! What to do?? Dr. Nancy Reese, our chief medical editor, joins us to discuss Apoquel, the pros and pitfalls, and possible alternatives to try. Another pragmatic and useful Question and Answer episode for any dog lover who is worried about quality of life and the number one killer of dogs: cancer.  Today’s episode is sponsored by the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide written by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Sue Ettinger. Things Mentioned in Today’s Show: Apoquel is the anti-itch medication Kelly asked about. Cytopoint is the newer, injectable drug Dr. Nancy talked about. The dog cancer diet Dr. Nancy recommended is in chapter 14 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Helpful Resources and Related Links:  Here is a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association about the incidence of cancer in dogs treated for 6 or more months with Apoquel: Age- and breed-matched retrospective cohort study of malignancies and benign skin masses in 660 dogs with allergic dermatitis treated long-term with versus without oclacitinib | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | Vol 257 , No 5 (avma.org) To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/ Dog Cancer News is a free weekly newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit: www.dogcancernews.com About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. You can find hundreds of articles Dr. D wrote about dog cancer on his immensely popular website: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/meet-the-veterinarians-dr-dressler/ Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media. Listen to this podcast episode for a special discount code. If you would like to ask a dog cancer related question for one of our expert veterinarians to answer on a future Q&A episode, call our Listener Line at 808-868-3200. Have a guest you think would be great for our show? Contact our producers at DogCancerAnswers.com Have an inspiring True Tail about your own dog’s cancer journey you think would help other dog lovers? Share your true tail with our producers.
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