The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 0975263153

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

If your dog has cancer, you need this book.

No matter what you’ve heard, there are always steps you can take to help your dog fight (and even beat) cancer.

This scientifically researched guide is your complete reference for practical, evidence-based strategies that can optimize the life quality and longevity for your dog. No matter what diagnosis or stage of cancer your dog has, this book is packed with precious advice that can help now.

Discover the Full Spectrum approach to dog cancer care:

  • Everything you need to know about conventional western veterinary treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) including how to reduce their side effects.
  • The most effective non-conventional options, including botanical nutraceuticals, supplements, nutrition, and mind-body medicine.
  • How to analyze the options and develop a specific plan for your own dog based on your dog’s type of cancer, your dog’s age, your financial and time budget, your personality, and many other personal factors.

Imagine looking back at this time in your life, five years from now, and having not a single regret. You can help your dog fight cancer and you can honor your dog’s life by living each moment to the fullest, starting now. This book can help you as it has helped thousands of other dog lovers.

The Authors

Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM practices in Hawaii and is internationally recognized as "the dog cancer vet" and blogs at Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM is a veterinary oncologist and a diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine who practices in New York.

Praise from Veterinarians, Authors & Book Reviewers

"The future is upon us and this ground-breaking book is a vital cornerstone. In dealing with cancer, our worst illness, this Survival Guide is educational, logical, expansive, embracing, honest and so needed."
Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM
Holistic veterinarian and Host, Ask Martha Stewart’s Vet on Sirius Radio

"The message of this book jumps off the written page and into the heart of every reader, and will become the at home bible for cancer care of dogs. The authors have given you a sensible and systematic approach that practicing veterinarians will cherish. I found the book inspiring and, clearly, it will become part of my daily approach to cancer therapy for my own patients."
Dr. Robert B. Cohen, VMD
Bay Street Animal Hospital, New York

"I wish that I had had The Dog Cancer Survival Guide when my dearly beloved Flat-coated Retriever, Odin, contracted cancer. It would have provided me alternative courses of action, as well as some well needed "reality checks" which were not available from conversations with my veterinarian. It should be on every dog owner’s book shelf--just in case..."
Dr. Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC
author of many books, including Born to Bark

"A comprehensive guide that distills both alternative and allopathic cancer treatments in dogs...With the overwhelming amount of conflicting information about cancer prevention and treatment, this book provides a pet owner with an easy to follow approach to one of the most serious diseases in animals."
Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM
The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago veterinarian

"Picking up The Dog Cancer Survival Guide is anything but a downer: it's an 'empowerer.' It will make you feel like the best medical advocate for your dog. It covers canine cancer topics to an unprecedented depth and breadth from emotional coping strategies to prevention-in plain English.Read this book, and you will understand cancer stages, treatment options, and types, and much more. If you have just had the dreaded news, pick up a copy and it will guide the decisions your dog trusts you to make."
Laure-Anne Viselé
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as many as possible. For the uncommon case of many MCT all at the same time, this surgery may not be realistic and, in that case, I recommend a systemic chemotherapy protocol (see below). Even then, I recommend removing at least one tumor for biopsy, to obtain the grade and other prognostics from the lab. Additionally, if a tumor is really huge, I may try to shrink it before surgery, so that we can remove it more easily. For this, I use chemotherapy or radiation treatments (see below). For some

remain tumor-free two to five years after treatment. Even grade III MCT cases can benefit: in a recent study, 70% of these dogs were still alive one year after radiation treatment. Radiation treatment protocols usually involve fifteen daily treatments (Monday through Friday for three weeks). These will be scheduled two to three weeks after surgery, before MCT has a chance to recur and after the surgical scar has healed. The radiation should be directed to the area three centimeters around the

metastasis have a median survival time of about one year, similar to the median survival time for dogs treated with amputation and chemotherapy. If you want to save your dog’s limb, you can afford radiosurgery, you can get to a hospital which offers it and your dog is a good candidate, this may be a good option to consider. Surgery and radiation techniques offer local control of the primary OSA tumor (and sometimes of isolated metastasized tumors); local therapy is not enough to keep OSA

compassionate, comprehensive cancer management with a focus on quality of life and palliative care. She and her husband, Kerry, who is also a veterinarian, live with their two sons, their dog, Matilda, and two cats, Jeter and Raziel, in New York. 1 Not their real names. Throughout this book I will use real stories from my veterinary practice to illustrate important concepts and ideas. To protect the privacy of my clients and ensure clarity,

cells have multiplied to become full-fledged cancers and can now divide uncontrollably, invade normal tissues, and may metastasize. Promotion: This is the second stage in cancer development (after initiation and before progression). If the immune system is unable to dispose of damaged cells, and if apoptosis genes fail to induce cell suicide, damaged cells persist. They also begin to grow and replicate, forming tumors or cancers. Pyschoimmunoneurology: This field of study examines the complex

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