Episodes

How to Cope and Prepare for Your Dog’s Death | Wendy Van de Poll Deep Dive

Dec. 7, 2020

No one wants their dog to lose their cancer battle, but the truth is that cancer can be unpredictable in its response rate to treatment and in survivorship. Which is why we interviewed this week’s special guest, Wendy Van de Poll, a grief loss coach, and expert. Wendy is a best-selling author who h…

Flea and Tick Prevention: Factors to Consider When Choosing a Product │ Dr. Nancy Reese Q&A

Nov. 30, 2020

I think we can all agree that fleas and ticks are a problem. Especially considering the risk factors of the types of diseases that ticks can carry, as well as the risks of anemia associated with an infestation of fleas. This week we featured one of our returning guests and expert veterinarians, Dr.…

Foods That Help Fight and Prevent Cancer in Dogs │ Dr. Judy Morgan Deep Dive

Nov. 23, 2020

Holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan, joined us this week to talk about making balanced and nutritious homecooked meals that are easily digestible, taste delicious and are enticing to your dog. Best of all, she explains how anyone can make them with little to no cooking experience. She talks abou…

Can Dogs Eat Garlic? │ Dr. Demian Dressler Q&A

Nov. 16, 2020

With so many mixed signals about the benefits of giving fresh garlic to dogs with cancer, it’s no secret that this topic has become such a controversial one. To clear up some of the controversy, we brought in lead author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, Dr. Demian Dressler. He advises listeners on…

Could a Vaccine Prevent Dog Cancer? │ Dr. Nancy Reese Q&A

Nov. 9, 2020

Have you ever wondered why you can take your dog to the vet to get vaccines to help protect them from diseases like parvo, rabies, and kennel cough? Yet, there hasn’t been a vaccine developed that would help protect them from getting cancer. This week's episode sheds light on the complex topic of c…

Fight Cancer & Disease Through the Gut – Nutrition, Fleas and More | Dr. Nick Thompson Deep Dive

Nov. 2, 2020

Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson discusses a wide range of topics in this week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers. Educating our listeners on everything from the microbiome, the science behind epigenetics and cancer gene expression, your dog’s immune system. And how you can help keep your dog …

Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs? │ Dr. Demian Dressler Deep Dive

Oct. 26, 2020

Dogs love the taste and smell of peanut butter (PB), but the real question is, should we be giving it to them? In this quick but informative episode, Dr. Dressler gives his advice on if peanut butter is good or bad for dogs, and particularly dogs with cancer. He also makes mention of a few other he…

Cannabis to Help Dogs with Cancer – A Veterinary Oncologist Perspective | Dr. Trina Hazzah Deep Dive

Oct. 19, 2020

When fifteen-year-old Trina Hazzah got a part-time job cleaning animal cages, she had no idea she would become a veterinary oncologist, much less co-found the Veterinary Cannabis Society. Two advanced degrees, a journey through Chinese Herbal Medicine, and a nonprofit later, she now has a waiting l…

Traditional and Classic Chinese Medicine for Dog Cancer | Dr. Cynthia Lankenau Deep Dive

Oct. 12, 2020

An old-school vet with an exclusively holistic practice, Dr. Cynthia Lankenau rolls with the punches. She will tell you that Traditional Chinese Medicine is only the tip of an older, more impressive iceberg called Classical Chinese Medicine—and that it’s only one modality she’s used to replace con…

Treating Dog Cancer Naturally – Why I made the Switch to Becoming a Holistic Veterinarian | Dr. Katie Woodley Deep Dive

Oct. 5, 2020

For many of us, our dog’s cancer diagnosis can be scary, frustrating, and it can leave us feeling a little helpless. Especially, if your traditional veterinarian does not give you any options or is skeptical about the effectiveness of using holistic treatments to treat dog cancer. Holistic veterina…

My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know? │ Molly Jacobson Deep Dive

Sept. 28, 2020

How do you keep breathing? And should you get an oncologist on board? And how do I cope with my guilt? Members of the Facebook group Dog Cancer Support offer their hard-won wisdom.

Exam Room Series: Melanoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 25, 2020

Melanomas in dogs are very common, but not all melanomas are the same. So, when should you be worried about finding a melanoma tumor on your dog? Dr. Dressler answers these questions and discusses the most common locations that aggressive and non-aggressive melanoma tumors develop. He examines why …

Exam Room Series: Perianal and Anal Sac Tumors │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 25, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Dressler joins us to discuss the causes of perianal and anal sac tumors. Learn what causes this cancer, what increases your dog's risk for a malignant tumor, and how regular check-ups could help find them sooner. To find out more about what your dog's vet visit will entail, and…

Exam Room Series: Brain Tumors │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 25, 2020

Brain tumors in dogs are not very common. While your dog is less likely to be diagnosed with a brain tumor, early diagnosis can still be challenge because the symptoms present like a seizure disorder. For some dog owner’s it can be hard to recognize when their dog is having a seizure. In this episo…

Exam Room Series: Nasal Cavity Cancers │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 25, 2020

When chemotherapy or traditional surgery is not suitable to treat a specific kind of cancer, what techniques do veterinarians turn to? In this episode, Dr. Demian Dressler discusses nasal cavity cancer in dogs. To find out more about your dog’s increased risk factors and treatment options, this epi…

Exam Room Series: Oral Cancers │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 25, 2020

In this episode of Dog Cancer Answers, Dr. Dressler covers some of the common types of oral cancers in dogs. He explains that some of these tumors are caused by malignancies, while others may be benign. The management, treatment plan, and prognosis of malignant cancers are vastly different than a b…

Exam Room Series: Transitional Cell Carcinoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 24, 2020

Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) is one of the most underdiagnosed cancer in dogs. This is because the tumor will often develop in the bladder lining or other small areas of the urinary tract, which results in symptoms of painful straining or frequent urination. If your dog is having unresolved ur…

Exam Room Series: Hemangiosarcoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Sept. 22, 2020

What is hemangiosarcoma and what are the warning signs that your dog may have it? Is there treatment for hemangiosarcoma? Can I give my dog supplements to help with this cancer? For advice and answers to these common dog parent questions, this episode has it all.