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Improving Life Quality with Hospice for Dogs

Improving Life Quality with Hospice for Dogs

Hospice for dogs is not about giving up: it's about focusing on comfort and closeness. There are so many things you can give your dog now. read more

Integrative Veterinary Oncology Recommendations from Our Readers

Integrative Veterinary Oncology Recommendations from Our Readers

Integrative veterinary oncology care is becoming more and more popular. Readers of Dr. Dressler's book have been nominating their favorite "full spectrum" or integrative veterinarians since 2008. Do you have a great recommendation for dog... read more

Tucker, Sheila Cooperman's beautiful dog.

Tucker, Week 22

On Friday, August 11, 2023, Sheila Cooperman had to let Tucker, the love of her life, cross the Rainbow Bridge after fighting lymphoma. Every Friday since she has written about Tucker on social media. She... read more

Pain Management Plus Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Pain Management PLUS: Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Dr. Dressler shares his most up-to-date approaches to managing pain in his clients using a Full Spectrum approach. Drugs, supplements, acupuncture, massage, and even homeopathy are discussed. read more

A Common Dog Cancer Mistake - Doing Too Many Diagnostic Tests Before Seeing the Oncologist

A Common Dog Cancer Mistake: Doing Too Many Diagnostic Tests Before Seeing the Oncologist

Which tests do you need to run to get an accurate diagnosis? And who should run them? And when? Bringing an oncologist onto your team earlier rather than later may save you time AND money... read more

An Oncologist's Thoughts on Diet

An Oncologist’s Thoughts on Diet

As a veterinary oncologist, I used to think any old dog food would do. My thoughts on diet and cancer have changed ... But I don't think you should be hard on yourself or drive... read more

Why Don't Veterinarians Have an Official Dog Cancer Diet

Why Don’t Veterinarians Have an Official Dog Cancer Diet?

Veterinarians have diet guidelines for many diseases, from diabetes to pancreatitis to heart conditions. So why not an official dog cancer diet? Especially when human oncologists readily admit that there is a role for dietary... read more

How to Find The Best Vet for Your Dog

How to Find The Best Vet for Your Dog

How do you know if a vet is good? What do people look for in a vet? What questions should you ask when interviewing a veterinarian? read more

Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs

Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs?

In most cases, peanut butter is bad for dogs — but there’s a work-around. Read this article to find out how to make peanut butter a healthy treat for your dog. read more

Is Keto Diet for Dog Cancer a Good or Bad Idea

Keto Diet for Dog Cancer … Good Idea or Bad Idea?

A keto diet for dog cancer is all the rage now. But what is it, and what does it do, and does it really help? read more

Prevent Cancer in Dogs with Common Sense Lifestyle Choices

Prevent Cancer in Dogs with Common Sense Lifestyle Choices

Can we really prevent cancer in dogs? Cancer thrives in certain bodies, so here's how to make sure YOUR dog's body is a hostile environment for cancer. read more

When To Get a Lump Checked By A Veterinarian

When To Get a Lump Checked By A Veterinarian

Found a lump, and wondering what to do? Dr. Sue Ettinger suggests following her Rule of Ones. If it's One Centimeter or larger, or if it's been there for One Month or longer ... go... read more

What To Do When Your Dog Won't Eat

What To Do When Your Dog Won’t Eat

Don't panic when your dog has trouble eating. It doesn't help and might even make the problem worse. Instead, try these simple tips that have helped hundreds of thousands of dogs over the decades. read more

Dog Euthanasia - What Happens

Dog Euthanasia: What Happens

You probably have a lot of questions about euthanasia for dogs, and a lot of fear. Let us help you navigate this difficult time. read more

Tripawds: Community Forum & Help for Three Legged Dogs

Tripawds: Community Forum & Help for Three Legged Dogs

This amazing site offers lots of help for three-legged dogs. A must-join for anyone who is facing osteosarcoma or amputation. read more

Staying Vigilant with Mass Aspirates

Staying Vigilant with Mass Aspirates

Should you really get EVERY lump checked? Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) explains why we should all stay vigilant with mass aspirates and get everything checked. read more

number one dog cancer tip: don't let cancer win

Number One Dog Cancer Tip

What's the number one mistake I see dog lovers make when their dog has cancer? Letting cancer get in between them and their dog. read more

Dog Cancer Tip: Expect Change and Embrace It

Expect Change Now That Your Dog Has Cancer

When our dog has cancer, we want a simple, quick, "set-it-and-forget-it" solution ... but we rarely get one. There's hope, though, if we adopt a flexible, "let's try it" mindset that assumes everything will change... read more

Kanga's True Tail

Kanga’s True Tail

Every cancer journey is epic for the family. What happens when you "know everything" about dog cancer ... and your dog gets it? read more

jerky treats for dog cancer

Homemade Jerky Treats for Dogs with Cancer

Looking for an irresistible, safe treat for your dog with cancer? Homemade jerky treats are simple, easy, and yummy. read more

Don't want to treat dog cancer? That's 100% OK and you still love your dog.

I Don’t Want to Treat Dog Cancer!

If you don't want to treat dog cancer, for whatever reason, don't do it. Cancer is a mighty foe, and not everyone has the means, the time, the support, or the resources to take it... read more

How much should I feed my dog?

How Much Homemade Food Should I Feed?

How much homemade food does a dog need? As usual, there isn't one "right answer" to this question -- but here's how to work your way toward the answer for your own dog. read more

Apoptosis and dog cancer is a big topic, but this is a helpful overview.

Apoptosis and Dog Cancer

What makes cancer cells different from normal cells? That's a simple question with a complicated answer.  In this post, we're looking at just one of the basic differences: apoptosis. read more

is quinoa good for dogs with cancer?

Is Quinoa Good for Dogs with Cancer?

Quinoa's a popular grain. Could we use quinoa instead of steel-cut oats or brown rice as cancer-fighting complex carbohydrates in the dog cancer diet? read more

There are several warning signs a dog is dying to pay attention to.

Warning Signs Dog Is Dying: How to Know You’re Near the End

Every weird breath, every stumble, every nap that lasts too long worries you. Is your dog dying right this minute?? How will you know when it's time? Learn the signs that the end is near... read more

Brushing dogs teeth is simpler than you think, and it really pays off over time in better health, and even cancer prevention.

Brushing Dogs Teeth: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Toothbrushing for dogs? Yup. Brushing dogs teeth is surprisingly easy, and has long-term benefits. Not only will it keep your dog's breath fresh, it will keep his internal organs healthy, and may even lower the... read more

A photo of Brussels sprouts broccoli and cabbage

Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cabbage

I recommend cruciferous vegetables for dogs with cancer. Why? Many reasons. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage have some direct anti-cancer benefits ... and they offer excellent liver support in general. The liver is overworked in... read more