September 14, 2020
What happens when you can’t just cut out the cancer? Dr. Demian Dressler talks about lymphosarcoma and why we should replace the phrase “life expectancy” with “gained life expectancy.”
September 07, 2020
Like most vets, Dr. Janet Roark didn’t have any faith in essential oils. Her doubts were nursed by the number of shady products on the market. But when a good essential oil rapidly cured her debilitating headache, her curiosity was piqued. How had voodoo treatments triumphed after months of conventional drugs’ failure? Dr. Roark then dove into the burgeoning medical literature behind essential oils, tried it in her own practice, and was astonished by the results.
September 04, 2020
This series is geared for dog lovers who recently received a dog cancer diagnosis. Each episode focuses on a specific canine cancer. It provides information about the cancer and typical treatment options for that particular cancer.
August 28, 2020
When it comes to our dog’s health, you are not alone if you check for symptoms on the internet. A simple online search can provide a wealth of information. But as we all know, there are always risks. In this episode, Dr. Avery, veterinarian and founder of Our Pets Health, explains why there is a growing number of online pet health misinformation and shares tips on how to make better decisions based on your search.
August 21, 2020
When the vet recommended amputation for their dog, Rene and Jim were terrified. Little did they know that this diagnosis would help them do a 180 and start living life to the fullest again. As it turns out, three legged dogs don’t just thrive—they can teach us a lot about this adventure called life. Rene and Jim tell us about their RV lifestyle, writing two books, meeting Mutts artist Patrick McDonnell, and forming Tripawds, an international community for three-legged dog parents. Friendships, foundations, support groups, and even international parties have grown from what seemed like an unmitigated tragedy. And it’s all thanks to Jerry, a three-legged dog who taught his parents how to live in the moment. This episode is a gold mine for any dog parent living with or facing amputation, as Jim and Renee have created an amazing community and resources. But the life lessons and joy are worth hearing for anybody and everybody.
August 14, 2020
My dog has gone through amputation surgery to remove a leg. What happens next? Can mobility therapy help my dog have a good quality of life as a Tripawd?
August 07, 2020
Should I enroll my dog in the Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study (VACCS)? What else can I do to prevent my dog from getting cancer? Dr. Dressler explores these questions in this Q&A show.
July 31, 2020
Dog cancer treatments often seem frighteningly invasive. That’s partly why Dr. Tori Countner believes in a holistic approach and treatments to help alleviate your dog’s anxiety and pain. She works alongside standard Western treatments to increase quality of life through acupuncture, cold laser therapy, nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
July 24, 2020
Do cannabis and CBD have benefits for dog cancer? Why doesn’t my vet recommend products? How do I know which are worth my money?
July 17, 2020
“You cannot treat your own dog’s cancer,” said the veterinary oncologist. “You’re looking at months,” she said. Lauren respectfully disagreed. Over the next year she gathered her veterinary care team and treated Sage’s squamous cell carcinoma. She also decided bacon-wrapped steak could be a cancer treatment. This True Tail is one for the ages!
July 07, 2020
Jen’s dog Devin hasn’t eaten in days, and keeps sniffing his food and then walking away. What is going on? Should she worry? Dr. Demian Dressler answers.
June 30, 2020
Phyllis is giving her dog a bunch of supplements for cancer and wonders – which ones are worth keeping, and which ones should go? Dr. Demian Dressler has three strategies for how to make the decision.
June 26, 2020
Think veterinary oncologists are just about chemo, radiation, and surgery? Well, Dr. Lori Cesario is about those and much more. This is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an oncologist who treats the “whole dog.”
June 23, 2020
How do we know when to say goodbye to our pets? And how do we say goodbye? Dr. Demian Dressler thinks we need rituals around our dog’s end of life, too.
June 19, 2020
Are veterinarians “just in it for the money” or are they bleeding heart softies? Or are they just human, like all of us? The way you answer this question will impact your dog’s vet care.
June 12, 2020
Is a high-protein, low-carb, high-fiber diet for dog cancer meat-based? Dr. Ernie Ward says it doesn’t have to be – and maybe shouldn’t be.
June 09, 2020
Severe food allergies make it hard for this little poodle to keep any food down. Dorothy wants to know – what happens if the wild-caught salmon no longer sits well with her dog? Also, is it safe to give so much fish over the long term? Dr. Dressler answers.