EPISODE 133 | RELEASED September 27, 2021

How Type B for Balance Treats Dog Cancer | Molly Jacobson Deep Dive

As a Type B dog lover, you like to Balance all of your options to try to maximize your dog’s longevity while also minimizing side effects.


When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, you have lots of information to process and lots of decisions to make. What is the prognosis? Can the tumor be removed with surgery? Will chemotherapy or radiation help to extend your dog’s life, and are they worth the cost, both financially, physically and emotionally? And how are you going to pay for this?

According to Dr. Demian Dressler’s Dog Cancer Coping Guide, dog lovers tend to fall into three personality categories when addressing these concerns and making treatment decisions:

  • A for Action
  • B for Balance
  • C for Comfort

As a Type B owner, you want to balance longevity and quality of life. You are more likely to ask lots of questions about the details and consequences of different treatment options, trying to maximize longevity while still preserving quality of life. Risk tolerance will vary, but Type B owners generally want minimal side effects or really good odds of success.

Molly Jacobson, editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, joins us to help Type B’s think things through.

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. See Chapter 22 which includes information on working with your vet.

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