EPISODE 232 | RELEASED November 13, 2023

Arguing About Dog Cancer | Jeannine Moga

Just realized you and your spouse or significant other dramatically disagree on how to handle treatment or euthanasia decisions? Today’s guest has tips.


Sometimes you only find out you and your partner have dramatically different perspectives after disaster strikes. It’s hard enough to cope with a dog cancer diagnosis on your own; when you also fight with your most important person, the trouble triples.

Social worker Jeannine Moga has spent fifteen years in veterinary hospitals helping animal lovers with difficult decisions of all kinds, from how to handle veterinary expenses to when to choose euthanasia.

Host Molly Jacobson is joined by special co-host (and her husband) James Jacobson. They discuss tough times and how to handle them with wise help from Jeannine Moga. Listen (above) or watch the video version, below, or scroll further down the page to find the transcript for the podcast.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

How to Meditate with Your Dog by James Jacobson is available in audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/How-to-Meditate-with-Your-Dog-Audiobook/B0095YSGRG

Podcast about How to Be There for Your Dog at the End with Lori Levine on The Long Leash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Fz8IJaqzM

Podcast about moral injury with Dr. Nathan Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD6h1xvMxFQ

Podcast about How to Think About Dog Cancer Expenses with Dr. Lauren Barrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMH4VNBGcSk&t=667s

Podcast about How to Know When to Euthanize Your Dog with Dr. Demian Dressler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dj7ajAPhL0

Article about Meet the Heroes Who Fight Dog Cancer Without a Veterinary License https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/building-your-team/meet-the-heroes-who-fight-dog-cancer-without-a-veterinary-license/

Article with Questions to Ask Your Vet About Dog Cancer https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/building-your-team/questions-to-ask-your-vet-about-dog-cancer/

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) is available everywhere books are sold and on https://dogcancerbook.com

Our dog cancer support group is on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport

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