EPISODE 66 | RELEASED June 26, 2020

Treating the Whole Dog | Dr. Lori Cesario Deep Dive

Think veterinary oncologists are just about chemo, radiation, and surgery? Well, Dr. Lori Cesario is about those and much more. This is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an oncologist who treats the “whole dog.”


Dr. Cesario explains the unique perspective her specialty brings to the table, not just in treating cancer, but in evaluating your dog’s overall condition and quality of life. And as a specialist, she has some very creative tips and tricks for following the latest research into pain relief and CBD oil, and even getting traditional chemo drugs at a lower cost than you might expect.

Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:

You can reach out to Dr. Lori Cesario and find out more about her Roadmap to Dog Cancer at her website: https://www.caninecanceracademy.com/

Here is an article about the Cornell University study on hemp oil/CBD: https://www.forbes.com/sites/julieweed/2018/12/13/cornell-university-research-could-help-hemp-entrepreneurs-and-make-dogs-feel-better/#75e3a3bb783c

Here’s a study about cold laser therapy for pain: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10955339/

Here’s an article about acupuncture for senior dogs: https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/acupuncture-senior-dogs/

The CBD researcher at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine that Dr. Cesario mentioned  but couldn’t remember the name of is Dawn Merton Boothe, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), DACVCP. You can contact her through this website: https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/veterinarians/clinical-labs/ and request cannabinoid product monitoring by clicking “Cannabinonid Monitoring” and asking your veterinarian to submit the form.

The name of the compounding pharmacy Dr. Cesario uses is Stokes. https://www.stokespharmacy.com/

Drugs mentioned in today’s show: Palladia, Leukeran, Chlorambucil

The name of the pet insurance company Dr. Cesario mentioned is Trupanion.

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