EPISODE 190 | RELEASED October 31, 2022

Confused by Dog Cancer Diagnosis? Get a Second Opinion | Dr. David Vail

You’re not the only one confused by dog cancer. A second opinion with an oncologist is the best way to get the latest treatment and diagnosis information.


General practitioners (or your regular vet) are fabulous at screening for diseases like dog cancer. But when it comes to a medical problem that is life threatening and/or will be expensive to treat, oncologist David Vail strongly recommends seeing a specialist if possible.

Getting a dog cancer second opinion with a specialist allows you to confirm your dog’s diagnosis, plus get all of the most up-to-date information on treatment options. Specialists also have a ready network of other experts that they can reach out to if there are any oddities with your dog’s case.

Listen in to learn more about second opinions, including how to ask for one if the diagnosis you got just doesn’t seem to make sense.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Oncology at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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