Episodes

November 16, 2020

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

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 why he recommends it in his book and as part of the Dog Cancer Diet.

November 09, 2020

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

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 cancer prevention and vaccines.

November 02, 2020

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

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 flea, tick, and worm free without using all the harsh chemicals in traditional over the counter or prescription antiparasitic medications.

October 26, 2020

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

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 health factors that must be considered before making the conscious decision to share your PB with your hairy best friend.

October 19, 2020

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

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 list of new patients.

October 12, 2020

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

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 conventional medicine. She has seen Nixon open China, the rise of GMO’s, the death of family farms, and the rise of regulatory boards. More importantly, she has noted how these events’ effects trickle down to our beloved pets. But even as cancer rates rise and small animals experience heightened stress levels, she remains optimistic and continues to learn voraciously.

October 05, 2020

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

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 veterinarian, Dr. Katie Woodley, sees this often with her clients. Her number one goal besides treating the patient is to remind their pet parents that there is hope in alternative therapies. In this episode, Dr. Woodley explains why there is a divide between the two disciplines and how she infuses her traditional veterinary background with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in her holistic practice, The Natural Pet Doctor.

September 28, 2020

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

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.

September 25, 2020

Exam Room Series: Melanoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

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 hesitating to get a suspected malignant melanoma treated on your dog, could result in a worst-case scenario. This episode will teach you why early diagnosis is key to improving the success rate of your dog's melanoma treatment plan.

September 25, 2020

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

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 what diagnostic tests your dog should get, make sure not to miss this episode.

September 25, 2020

Exam Room Series: Brain Tumors │ Dr. Demian Dressler

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 episode, Dr. Dressler provides insight on the symptoms of brain tumors, factors that can make early detection complicated and what to consider when determining your dog’s treatment options.

September 25, 2020

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

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 episode is a must-listen!

September 25, 2020

Exam Room Series: Oral Cancers │ Dr. Demian Dressler

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 benign growth. Finding out the kind of oral cancer your dog has is your first step. To find out what else he recommends for oral cancers, you must-listen-to this episode!

September 24, 2020

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

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 urinary issues, it may be time to ask your veterinarian to dig deeper to find the cause. In this episode, Dr. Dressler explains how using a full spectrum approach to treat your dog’s TCC may produce better results than just using chemotherapy alone.

September 22, 2020

Exam Room Series: Hemangiosarcoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

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.

September 21, 2020

Exam Room Series: Osteosarcoma │ Dr. Demian Dressler

What is osteosarcoma? What does micrometastasis mean? Can dogs live happy lives on three legs? Is your dog in terrible pain? If these are some of the questions that you are wondering after hearing your dog’s osteosarcoma diagnosis, Dr. Dressler has your answers in this episode.

September 18, 2020

Exam Room Series: Mammary Gland Cancer │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Your vet wants to spay your girl – should you do it? At what age? Should you spay your adult dog who has already developed breast cancer? In this short but informative episode, Dr. Dressler covers these questions are more.

September 18, 2020

Exam Room Series: Mast Cell Tumors │ Dr. Demian Dressler

Mast cell tumors (MCT) are the most common type of cancer seen in dogs. So, why do so many dogs get them? Is there something that we are doing as dog parents that are predisposing our dogs to growing these types of tumors? With these questions rolling around in your mind, you walk out of the vet office with a bag full of Benadryl and antacids, both with labels that tell you to start giving high doses ASAP. Before you start a frantic internet search, listen closely to this must-hear episode!