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

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BN ID: 2940013149380
Publisher: Maui Media
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 306,196
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide is collaboration between two highly respected veterinarians.

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,

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.

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The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Isis9955 More than 1 year ago
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!
Cari-Peterson More than 1 year ago
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.
seahorse73 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago