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:
There are many articles on osteosarcoma (the most common form of bone cancer) on Dr. Dressler’s website. Here are just a few that might be helpful to you:
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.
To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Demian Dressler:
Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.
Dr. Dressler is the owner of the accredited practice South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.
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