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.
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."
Dog behavior specialist and technical dog writer, CanisBonus.com
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About the Author
Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as "the dog cancer vet" because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management, and the popularity of his blog, www.DogCancerBlog.com.
The owner of South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, he 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.
Dr. Dressler consults both dog lovers and veterinary professionals, and is sought after as a speaker on topics ranging from the links between lifestyle choices and disease, nutrition and cancer, and animal ethics.
Dr. Dressler is the co-founder of Functional Nutriments, LLC, a nutraceutical company, and is the inventor of Apocaps, the first clinical apoptogen formula.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Veterinarians, the National Animal Supplement Council and CORE. He is also an advisory board member for Pacific Primate Sanctuary. He and his wife, Allison, live on Maui, Hawaii, with their dog, Bjorn, and their cat, Ginsu.
Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) is a staff medical oncologist at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, New York, and board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology).
After earning a B.S. in biology at Tufts University, she received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.
She completed her small animal medicine and surgery internship before joining the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, as a research associate and investigator in a five-year NIH program project grant.
Dr. Ettinger was also an instructor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and an oncology associate with the Comparative Cancer Program at Cornell.
After relocating to New York, she became a staff oncologist at Long Island Veterinary Specialists before rejoining Animal Specialty Center. 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was the answer that I was looking for when my dog was first diagnosed with cancer. I was so devastated and I felt like my world had just caved in. I have 2 beautiful black Great Danes and they will be eleven years old in April. They are my ONLY children and I cannot imagine life without them. Years ago, I had another big beautiful Great Dane(age 6) who also had bone cancer. The options were amputation and the outcome was bleak. I would never consider amputation for a dog that size so I was given pain killers and her quality of life was not good the last few weeks. I will always feel guilty for not being able to do more for my baby. This book had given me different options and a different outlook. I no longer consider cancer an immediate death sentence. It's been a month and a half and the suggestions Dr. Dressler offers seem to be working. My baby has stopped limping and she actually is active, playful and happy. Her quality of life is good and it has given me hope. This book has sections about the different types of cancers, different treatment options, how to grieve, coping with loss and nutritional information just to name a few. There are real life stories which are so moving that I cried while reading them. I would recommend this book to anyone who is being affected by cancer or preparing themselves for life without their beloved companions. This book is not only informative but it is uplifting and inspiring. I thank Dr. Dressler for his dedication!
When my beloved Mickey got the dreaded diagnosis of mast cell cancer in March, I spent days on the internet looking for everything I could find. I kept coming back time and time again to Dr. Dressler's Dog Cancer blog. Between the blog and the first edition of his Survival Guide, it was the best information I could find from a very trustworthy source. That is why I was quick to get the Nook version of the second edition of the Dog Cancer Survival Guide when it came out this week. All I can say is "WOW!" This is really well done, very comprehensive and covers lots of specific cancers. (and looks great on my Nook--which I can't always say is the case with some ebooks) Having a vet oncologist as a co-author is a really nice addition, because Dr. Ettinger offers a different voice and different perspective on some things. It is very empowering that I as the reader get all the info and can decide what is best for my dog. The book has really helped me formulate a plan that is just right for our situation. Whatever happens in the end, I am so happy that I had this Survival Guide.
When you are given the awful news that your dog has cancer as I was in the beginning of March 2013, I was in shock, lost, didn't know what to do for her. My vet recommended that I read this book, and I have followed the diet that is in the book. My dog even though it's only over a month later is doing fabulous. My other dog is also following the diet and is thriving on the food. This book prepares you for what to look for, what to ask, and what to do. I would recommend this book to everyone that is dealing with the ugly disease.