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.
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.
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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.
Dr. Sue Ettinger has written dozens of articles on DogCancerBlog.com:
Here’s an article on what Dr. Sue would do for her own dog if she had lymphoma: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/cancer-type/lymphoma/what-i-would-do-for-my-dog-with-lymphoma/
And a great article on why an oncologist will save you money on testing: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/full-spectrum-cancer-care/conventional/common-dog-cancer-mistake-doing-too-many-diagnostic-tests-before-seeing-the-oncologist/
And another one on whether a general practice veterinarian is able to do chemotherapy:
To find a boarded veterinary oncologist check the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s website at https://acvim.org
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Sue Cancer Vet:
Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and YouTube vlogger (video blogger). A dynamic and engaging speaker, she was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003.
Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, she is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. She is a frequent contributor to Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, & DVM360.
Dr Sue loves to use social media to help clients and veterinary professionals deal with cancer in pets, including Instagram, her YouTube channel, and her popular Facebook page with over 38,000 fans.
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