EPISODE 53 | RELEASED May 12, 2020

Amputation of Dog Leg? Really?? │ Dr. Demian Dressler Q&A

Is amputating a dog’s leg REALLY necessary if they have a bone cancer diagnosis? Can they recover?


Sue’s little terrier has bone cancer, and the vet wants to amputate his leg. And Sue wants to know: is amputation REALLY necessary? It’s a super-common question that any dog lover facing osteosarcoma or another bone cancer will have to face. Dr. Dressler answers with some ideas about how to reassure yourself before you make the decision for your dog.

Dr. Dressler is co-author of our podcast sponsor, the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.

Tripawds is the invaluable support community Dr. Dressler mentioned. Go to www.Tripawds.org for help for three-legged dogs (and cats).

You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly on his veterinary hospital’s website: https://VetinKihei.com.

Hosted By




Did You Find This Helpful? Share It with Your Pack!

Share on social media, download a PDF, print this out, or send this in an email to your veterinarian.


Editor's Picks