EPISODE 54 | RELEASED May 15, 2020

Chemotherapy for Dogs Demystified | Dr. Sue Ettinger Deep Dive

How often does a dog really need chemo? Is there flexibility? What if I don’t have time? What if my dog hates the vet? Will my budget be taken into account? What are the side effects? Dr. Sue Ettinger, veterinary medical oncologist, answers your most burning questions about chemotherapy in today’s Deep Dive episode.


The fact is that there are many myths and misunderstandings about chemotherapy for dogs. Listening to this episode will help you to decide for yourself if chemo fits into your own dog’s cancer treatment. And it might even explain to you why getting an oncologist onboard your dog’s case early may actually HELP you to make decisions later.

Dr. Sue Ettinger’s the co-author with Dr. Demian Dressler of the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.

The name of the appetite stimulant Dr. Sue mentioned is Entyce, and the anti-nausea medication is called Cerenia.

To find a boarded veterinary oncologist check the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s website at https://acvim.org

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